Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

I'm so lost.

ladyjacket42ladyjacket42 Registered User Posts: 637 Junior Member
edited November 2010 in College Admissions
I honestly don't know where to start in narrowing/picking colleges. I don't have enough money to visit campuses, so that isn't an option. I don't know whether I would thrive at a liberal arts college or a science-oriented college, because I like both equally. I guess what I'm getting at is I don't have a passion, so how can I choose? Do you guys have any matches that you can suggest from my list?

Gender: Female
State: GA
Ethnicity: AA
SAT: 700 CR / 650 M / 710 W (will retake in December)
Subject Tests: 680 USH / 650 Math II (retaking this week) / TBD Literature
ACT: 31
Income: < $60,000
Rank: 1/396
GPA: 4.0 UW/ 4.451 W

Current List:
UPenn
Brown
Duke
Emory
Vanderbilt
Yale

As you can see, I'm in dire need of matches. UGA is my safety, and I'm pretty content with going there. :)
Post edited by ladyjacket42 on

Replies to: I'm so lost.

  • willmingtonwavewillmingtonwave Registered User Posts: 3,344 Senior Member
    Trust me, you are in a very good place if you have found a safety that you would be happy going to (especially one as great as UGA). Honestly, you would have a tough time justifying spending money to go somewhere else (if you do not get into one of your top choices) when UGA is so great academically and when you could go for free. Now, I may be in the minority and I may drink the UGA kool aid, but I would save yourself the trouble and not worry about any more matches. Truth is, there really are not many schools that are in-between your list and UGA, especially if you would be happy going there. I suppose for the sake of having another option you could apply to GT, as that would fulfill another "sciency" option.

    But again, 99% of people on CC would love to have a safety they'd be content to going to. You have the hard part figured out.

    Best of luck.
  • ladyjacket42ladyjacket42 Registered User Posts: 637 Junior Member
    Aw thank you so much! (:
  • charlieschmcharlieschm Registered User Posts: 4,282 Senior Member
    Yes, I would pick a couple more match colleges. Since you have a public safety that you are happy with, I'd look for some moderately selective private colleges so you can compare merit and need financial aid. There is a chance they might be able to come close to Georgia's net price. If you want to look in eastern PA, I'd suggest Villanova, Franklin and Marshall, Bucknell, Dickinson or Lafayette.

    Unless I missed it, did you say what you want to study?
  • happymomof1happymomof1 Registered User Posts: 27,482 Senior Member
    Each institution is different, but there also are some things that are very similar from one to another. A visit to your closest LAC and to your closest big university can give you a sense as to whether you prefer one type over the other.

    You have very good grades, and better than just decent exam scores. Since money is an issue, you should take a look at some of the threads in the Financial Aid Forum for ideas.

    Good luck!
  • ladyjacket42ladyjacket42 Registered User Posts: 637 Junior Member
    I'm hoping to major in pre-medicine or anthropology.

    Thank you all for your input! (:
This discussion has been closed.