So, I have to say. I started looking at "college confidential" a week or so ago because of some comments by my students and I was shocked at how much people worry about getting into college.
I have been a student at UCLA for 4 years and now am an orientation counselor. I have been a campus tour guide and a housing tour guide and am pretty well involved with the campus to know that people from ALL backgrounds and ALL GPAs get into college (even the best ones)
It is common to see on this website "I have a 4.2 GPA and 5s on all 15 of my AP tests... will I get into (fill in the blank) college?"
DO NOT WORRY! you'll get into A college. SOME college. And NOTHING that anyone says on "college confidential" is going to change that fact. When I entered UCLA, some of my friends entering UCLA or Cal or USC had (weighted) GPAs of 3.7 or less and SATs of less than 1800. But they are there because they were themselves through the whole application process; they were not trying to be someone they thought the application review committee was looking for.
SO! be yourself and you will be surprised at some of the schools that accept you.
GOOD LUCK! (You can private message me if you have a question)