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Science Schools

ScichemScichem Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
edited November 2011 in College Search & Selection
I'm a current Junior at high school looking to apply to colleges next year. Thanks to my teachers, I have already sold myself on becoming a duel chemistry and physics major. My problem is that I really want to go to a good science school, but the only ones I can think of are high level schools with low acceptance rates (Stanford, MIT, Cal Tech, ect). I need help deciding good science schools for my undergraduate degrees that I have a higher chance of getting into.

I have good grades (My GPA is about 3.9), but nothing mind blowing. My SAT scores are most likely going to be around 2000 with 650-700 in all three areas (I have not taken the SAT yet, but my practice test scores are around this number).

Can anyone give me a hand?
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Replies to: Science Schools

  • lynxinsiderlynxinsider Registered User Posts: 1,279 Senior Member
    A lot of liberal arts colleges will have strong programs in chemistry and physics and your stats would be a match at many of them. What else are you looking for in a college?
  • barronsbarrons Registered User Posts: 24,980 Senior Member
    Many of the better public U's have excellent and well-funded sciences--they actually do the bulk of science research in the US. UCB, UCLA, UCSD, UW, UW, UM, and others.
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Super Moderator Posts: 36,455 Super Moderator
    How much can your family afford? Many LACs and almost all OOS publics cost more than parents think.
  • ScichemScichem Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    Lynxinsider: I'm looking for a city college, preferably medium size or smaller (Under 8000 undergrads). Thats all I really know right now.

    Erin's Dad: I don't know an exact number, but I will probably have to take out a decent loan or get a scholarship.

    Barrons: Thanks for the suggestions

    Thanks for the input
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Super Moderator Posts: 36,455 Super Moderator
    Follow Barrons' advice. Look at your instate schools/flagship.
  • par72par72 Registered User Posts: 4,208 Senior Member
    Tufts, Holy Cross, Hopkins.
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