I'm a high school junior and I recently had a meeting with my guidance counselor regarding what schools I should apply to. I was really let down because when I told them what colleges I wanted to apply to (ex: Harvard, Yale, Brown, etc.), they shot me down and said, "I won't get in." I understand where they are coming from now, but it came as a bit of a shock to me at first. This is the list they came up for me.
George Washington University
Georgetown University (My dream school, I had to beg them to put this on the list.)
University of Maryland
Hobart/William Smith Colleges
I have an 87 average (overall for 3 years of high school), and my rank in class is 15th out of 60 kids. All of my classes are honors. My PSAT scores were 63 for Critical Reading, 52 for Math, and 66 for Writing Skills (181 overall). I would like to major in Political Science. The college guidance counselor, strict as she may be, will allow me to make a few augmentations to the list she gave me providing they are reasonable changes in colleges. What I want to know is what colleges I should take off this list and which ones I should add on, keeping in mind my GPA, rank, and scores. I live on the east coast, and I would prefer colleges in Massachusetts, D.C., or New York. I'm absolutely lost!
P.S. This is my first time posting so sorry if this is in the wrong category!