Hey, I'm starting my junior year of high school and I'm starting to build up my list of potential colleges. I've had no trouble finding reach schools, but I'm having a harder time coming up with more realistic/safe schools to apply to.
4.0 UW GPA
Taking Sat on Oct 5. based on practice tests, 2250-2300 is a pretty safe bet.
2 AP's, both 5s, will have 8 or 9 by graduation.
ECs: lots of public speaking involvement in forensics/debate/youth in government, state and national level awards for those. Lots of rock band stuff. Job programming in PHP. Several other scattered jobs/ecs/awards.
UChicago (definitely 1st)
Ideas for safeties
UToronto or McGill (Canada)
I'm looking for places in the 4,000 to 15,000 undergrad class size range. I'm planning on majoring in either Computer Science or Math, but I also want something with a strong core education (kind of like what UChi and Columbia have). A strong intellectual vibe is a plus. I'm in love with everything I've heard about UChi's culture. I'd like to go somewhere in a medium to large city, hopefully with an awesome and relatively contained campus. The ability to give reasonable fin. aid packages is also important. Any suggestions for places that won't leave me biting my nails quite so much at admissions time? Thanks!