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Carleton vs Macalester vs WUSTL
I'm not sure what I want to major in, but have some interest in both Pre Med and Engineering of some sort. I've visited Carleton and Macalester already, and loved Carleton's vibe. However, I also want to spend time in city, and I would be able to play basketball at Mac. Meanwhile, I haven't been able to visit WUSTL, but through a lot of reading it seems like it would be my top out of state choice right now, but also kind of a stretch for me as far as my scores. I'd love to hear some pros and cons of these schools, as well as my chances of getting in. I scored a 32 on my ACT, with a 36 in Reading, 34 in English, 29 in Math, and 29 in Science. I am confident I can get my Math and Science scores up at least a few points but I'm not retaking it until October. I have a 3.94 GPA on a 4.0 scale, am involved in a ton of extracurriculars, and take several classes through my local community colleges (I don't have access to AP classes). Thanks!6 replies