D20 is a prospective Psych/Cognitive Science Major, double Major (BA) or minor in Vocal Perf with additional areas of interest in Sociology and Women and Gender studies. She is attracted to liberal arts schools with a strong extracurricular music/arts scene, prefers 2000+ students, ideally 3000-5000. She wants an intellectual, collaborative environment but not high stress. We likely won’t qualify for much, if any FA; can afford $20-$25 K per year so we are looking for significant merit. I think she has a decent list but I would love to know if we are missing any schools that might meet her needs. I think she would prefer to be within driving distance of home (Indianapolis) but willing to consider further away. Bonus points if the school has a rock wall or if there is one nearby.
GPA: 4.0/4.0, 11.7/12 (12=A+, 11= A etc), school reports both scales.
Class Rank ( end of 10th grade): 11/450
SAT Oct’18: 1530
NMSQT Index From Junior year PSAT: 223
Classes through Junior Year (Honors only offered in Math and English):
English: 9(H), 10(H), AP LIT
Math: Alg 2 (H), PreCalc (H), AP Calc BC
Science: Chem, Anatomy and Physiology, AP Phys1 (4), AP Bio
Social Studies: World Civ, US History, AP Psych
Choir: 2 Years
Band ( Flute/piccolo): 3 Years
Marching Band ( Sousaphone): 9th, 10th
Marching Band (Drum Major): 11th, (12th)
Show Choir: 10th
Vocal Jazz Ensemble: 11th (12th)
Theatre: 9,10,11,(12). 2 main stage productions and student showcase each year. Directing a 1 act play for showcase this year.
Young Democrats: 9, 10, 11-VP, (12)
Math League:9, 10, 11, (12)
NHS: 11, (12)
Indoor Rock Climbing (3-5/ week)
Helps with Middle School Theatre productions
Summer drama camp counselor
Schools of Interest (comment if visited):
De Pauw ( first LAC experience, great music scene, loved it, but i’m curious how it would rank now after visiting others)
University of Richmond (Loved the campus, location, and size,and commented on all the small groups of students studying together during mid term week, not much emphasis on arts during tour or info session)
Dennison: liked the campus and proximity to city, but thought the town was very small. Good academics and music opportunities.
Kenyon: off the list - town too small, too isolated, too preppy.
Wooster: these were her people - quirky, artsy and social justice-y! Very interested in senior research project, supportive environment, nice sized town. Downside - nearest climbing facility is an hour away.
University of Evansville: Visit scheduled, likely safety due to NMF full tuition.
Grinnell: Visit schedule
Knox: Visit scheduled on way to Grinnell
St Olaf: tentative spring visit. Will probably also tour Macalester and Carleton while we are in the area
Are we missing any obvious schools that would be a good fit for her? TIA!