Can't Find Any Good Match Schools
High stats (1600 SAT, top 1% rank)+strong extracurricular Asian male from NJ, applying for CS.
- CMU (SCS)
- MAYBE UIUC but it would be 50k and they give out very little merit scholarships, so probably not.
- UMD (Need good scholarship since out of state)
- Rutgers (Expecting very good scholarship)
EFC around 35k
Would be willing to pay max 40k/year for top-tier school, 25k-30k otherwise
The most often suggested match schools, Northeastern, Boston University, UIUC, U Michigan, U Rochester, Stevens, and even Rose-Hulman etc. are too expensive (a lot of them come out to 50k-60k per year after using the net price calculator, which my family cannot pay for undergrad). The schools that may be affordable with merit scholarships (U Minnesota, Ohio State) either turn out to be safeties or still expensive 30k+ (RPI) and I would pick Rutgers over them, so no use in applying! Can anyone recommend really good match schools with significant merit scholarships?