Help w/ safeties/match schools, I have too many reaches
A little about me: HS senior in northern Va with 4.4GPA, top 3% class rank (out of 400), 1510/34 SAT/ACT, tough schedule (mostly all honors or AP), 5s and 4s on my APs.
UVa and William and Mary are my two top choices and my scores indicate a match but there are too many stories of northern Va students not getting in with scores better than mine. My counselor warned me that both schools can be iffy. My only safety so far is JMU. I visited Tech and just didn't like it, too big.
My current reaches are: Carnegie Mellon, Northwestern, Cornell, and Princeton.
I need to add more solid matches, any suggestions? Mid-Atlantic to northeastern state or private schools that could offer some merit based offers to get tuition close to Va instate? I feel overwhelmed with the possibilities and don't know where to look.