This is my second thread and hopefully, I'll gather a bit more to digest. My daughter is a Jr. at a top public school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She took the ACT blind and got a 29 and has a 3.7 unweighted GPA and is taking 3 AP classes. She is also scheduled to take the ACT twice more as she wants to improve on the math scores which she doesn't excel in. Her main interest encompasses theatre but she isn't setting her sites on necessarily studying just that as she said she knows how competitive it really is (my husband is an actor so we're very familiar with the competitiveness.) She has focused on small private schools in upstate NY and the upper Atlantic states. She's terrific in English and writing....she has a wonderful singing voice and is in her high school choir although she doesn't take voice lessons.
I'd say we're typical middle class and probably won't get a ton of financial need aid. We'd of course like her to be realistic about where she applies and want to reach for the schools that will give the most aid. Her choices so far have included:
Brandeis (reach), Vassar (reach), Hope in Michigan, St. Lawrence U., Skidmore, Ithaca and Union. Any suggestions from folks on others to consider would truly be appreciated. She's not sure whether she'll want to audition for a theatre program or attend somewhere with a fairly strong theatre program she can take part in and choose a major later on.
Thanks in advance!