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20lex2020lex20 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
What are some smart/sporty schools across the country with emphasis on the smart. Thinking in duke/stanford mold but definitely doesn't have to be that selective.

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  • 20lex2020lex20 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    This is for the very early stages of just trying to find the right schools to look at. 99 percentile on psats, 3.6 UW GPA 4.1-4.2 W GPA at a top public high school. Looking for somewhere fun but academically challenging
  • jamesk2014jamesk2014 Registered User Posts: 289 Junior Member
    edited February 2018
    sounds like you want private schools with d1 athletics - in football. These are the ones that come to mind that would fit those criteria. Some are more selective than others. Many of these are considered great institutions of higher learning and have their own school spirit accompanying their athletics and campus culture. It should be noted that some of these schools are better than others in one or the other.

    vanderbilt
    northwestern
    Rice
    Notre Dame
    boston college
    wake forest
    USC
    umiami
    SMU
    Tulane
    Syracuse
    Baylor
    TCU
    Tulsa

    If you are looking for the public schools some that come to mind off the top of my head:

    UC berkley
    UCLA
    UT-Austin
    Michigan
  • beligr129beligr129 Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    Do you want a big school or a smaller school?
  • 20lex2020lex20 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Anywhere in the medium to big range
  • beligr129beligr129 Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    Ok! I would definitely look at:
    Villanova University
    Syracuse University
    University of Miami
    Boston College
    University of Michigan
    University of Wisconsin
    University of Maryland
    University of Florida
    University of Texas- Austin
    Notre Dame
  • 20lex2020lex20 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Thanks for the help!
  • TTGTTG Registered User Posts: 1,674 Senior Member
    edited February 2018
    Wake Forest--ACC sports, about 4500 undergrads, #27 USNWR National Universities, I think. New Wake Downtown bio/health sciences research center, if that appeals. Vibe is affluent and Greek life is absolutely central to campus culture, if those are pros or cons. School does places very strong emphasis on visiting and interviewing.

    BC and University of Miami seem right up your alley too, maybe also SMU and Tulane.
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