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What are some realistic colleges for me?

SpencerxxSpencerxx Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
edited August 2013 in College Search & Selection
Hi! I'm looking to go to a top university in the United States, but I'm not sure what would be most realistic.

- I am from a small public school on Long Island
Unweighted GPA- not sure of my GPA yet, but i have around a 94 unweighted average.
Weighted- I expect it to be around 97-98

AP Bio-5
AP Language and Comp- 4
AP European History- 3
AP American History- 4

Senior year classes-
AP Gov
AP Literature
AP Physics B
AP Stats

*I think my school offers around 12 AP classes and I will have taken 8 by the time i graduate
*I have also taken multiple honors and Pre-AP classes

SAT- 1st time (2000 total)
Math- 660
Reading- 670
Writing- 670

I know these are low but I am taking them again, and in the practice tests I have taken I have increased my reading score to a 740

ACT- 1st time
Composite- 32
Math- 27
Reading- 35
Science- 35
Combined English/ Writing- 29
**I went into this ACT without any prep, and I will be taking it again after I study


Varsity Girl's Golf- 3 years
-Captain of Golf Team- 1 year
-All-County Golf- 1 year
Varsity Track and Field- 2 years
JV Field Hockey- 1 years
-All-County 1 year
Varsity Field Hockey- 2 years
Sailing outside of school for many years

Tri-M Music Honor Society- 3 years
SCMEA (All County Chorus)- 1 year
Participated in NYSSMA for 2 years for voice
-27 out of 28 and 98 out of 100
Participated in High School Productions- 4 years
I've also played guitar and sang outside of school and have performed in many different venues

Habitat for Humanity
Interact Club
Jazz Choir
Student Government (President)
Prom Committee
Inducted into the Honor Society

*I've been President of my graduating class for 2 years, going on 3
I was in the pioneering class of a leadership class called Ilead, and have been in it for 3 years
Collected supplies and clothing for children in Kenya
Put together and ran a Craft Fair for a local charity
Chosen to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
Chosen to attend multiple leadership conferences such as Habitat for Humanity Conference and others
Volunteered at a charity Haunted House at my high school, 3 years
*Helped organize and run the Haunted House- 1 year
Volunteered to clean and landscape for a Head Injury center
Volunteered with the Mercy Haven center
Volunteered to help teach mentally disabled children to sail
Started a freshman orientation program at my school

Letter of recommendations- I expect them to be very good, one is from the assistant superintendent and former principal

Essays- I have started to write my essays and I expect them to be very good

*I also had 2 part time jobs throughout High School

**I have recieved the Chemistry Award, Chorus Award, and Art Award multiple times

*****IMPORTANT- I dont know how much this will influence anything, but I own my own successful store and business
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