So far, there is only one school that looks like I would really love (and have a chance of getting into). I haven't heard a single bad thing about it and finicial aid is AWESOME, free credits are plentiful, study abroad is free, good price... just great. That's University of Tulsa. I haven't seen a cheaper private school that does so well! (18k tuition)
But then I realized "What if I don't get in?" So I would like some suggestions.
- Finicial aid is important to me! I'm not poor, but I would like to save some money for other things, you know. I've heard horror stories of student loans after college. *scary*
- City. The college should be in a good city that's not small. The college shouldn't be secluded from the city. I don't mind if its not NewYork City or New Orleans. It just has to be a nice city.
- Students. I do not want to go to a school where students care more about how they look while taking a test then how they do on it. I want atleast semi diverse group. I want students who know how to study, but know how to have fun, too. Not too competitive (like Rice) but not too party hardy (like Texas A&M). Oh, and unlike Texas A&M, I'd like the school to be medium sized.
- Location. I don't want anything to far north. Nothing in Newyork or Washington. Nothing in the New England states. If I haven't made it obvious, I'm in Texas.
Then, I want everything else normal people want. Beautiful campus, good profs., good programmes (study abroad, medical, whatever), good dorms, whatever.
I also have to be able to get in! XD So I'm expecting to be in atleast the top 10% all throughout highschool. My GPA is weighted, but uw it'd probably be a B or B-. In in the International Bach. programme. Normal ECs. And by normal, I don't mean 10+. I mean I'm only in Art club, Band, Track team, and Ac Dec team. I may join one or two more, but Ac Dec and IB look like they will consume my life. SAT is alright. I'm expecting atleast a 2000. I'm taking classes so it should be higher. Volunteer work... well i have to have atleast 150 hours for IB so whatever. My intended major (for now) is biochemistry. So that knocks out a few schools right on the spot.
Ahah, I am long winded! So if you have suggestions or even reply to this, you're the best. Thanks.