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Which colleges should I check out?

bellbelllbellbelll 8 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
Id love your input on suggestions of colleges I should check out. Thank you!
Wants-
Women's or Gender studies major
Pre-Law advising
Small or Medium sized
Mock trial team
Preferably leans left
No preference on location, but would like a campus feel (not right in a city)
Stats-
ACT- Highest 27, superscore 28. I am taking it one more time in Sept.
GPA- 3.7 unweighted, 3.9 weighted
Extracurriculars-
Team Captain of JV tennis
Team Captain of Mock Trial
Intern at a law firm (Also getting a letter of rec from the lawyer I intern for)
Co-Founder of a political club at my school
Writer for school newspaper which won national awards
Cadet teacher for Alg 2
NHS
edited August 17
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  • washugradwashugrad 1121 replies13 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Check out Willamette in Salem, Oregon - it's in the city but has a campus feel and is across the street from the state capitol building so has a lot of internships for prelaw students. Also have a look at St Olaf in Northfield, MN - very pretty campus, about 45 min from St Paul.
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  • bellbelllbellbelll 8 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    thank you!
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  • PublisherPublisher 7773 replies80 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Smith College in Massachusetts.
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  • eb23282eb23282 525 replies16 threadsRegistered User Member
    Oberlin in Ohio
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41785 replies450 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Dickinson, Denison, Bryn Mawr, Agnes Scott, Goucher, Kalamazoo, American University
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  • PublisherPublisher 7773 replies80 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @MYOS1634 : Do all of the suggested schools offer OP's major of Womens Studies ?
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41785 replies450 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Yes, you or Gender Studies.
    It can be associated with political science or management/business.
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 29255 replies57 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    What can your family pay for college? Are you expecting financial aid? Some of these schools are running upwards to $75k, maybe more in cost.
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41785 replies450 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Run the Net Price calculator with a parent.
    Donou know their budget for your college? Do you know your EFC?
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  • bellbelllbellbelll 8 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @MYOS1634 @cptofthehouse I’m not dependent on any financial aid. That being said, ideally we wouldn’t be paying 70k a year since I’m looking to do law school as well.
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41785 replies450 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Then you're good. Run the NPC if thy include GPA/test scores/rank for merit possibilities.
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 29255 replies57 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    So what is the budget? $50k, less, more?
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  • bellbelllbellbelll 8 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @cptofthehouse not a strict budget if we found the right school, put preferably less than 50k
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 29255 replies57 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Goucher runs at $60k just for Direct billed costs. Gotta add travel, books , supplies, personal allowance to that. Some of those other schools come in at more. Run the NPCs for them. If you know you aren’t going to qualify for financial aid , look up the Costs of Attendance for these schools. Affordability is a big issue with costs where they are today. What school, for example, would be worth, say , $80k?
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  • bellbelllbellbelll 8 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @cptofthehouse Definitely something to think about! We are going to consider cost as much as other aspects. This post was mainly just to try to get some more ideas of places to look into :)
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  • PublisherPublisher 7773 replies80 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Do you prefer coed or single sex schools ?

    With an ACT score of 27 (28 Superscored), merit money is unlikely.
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41785 replies450 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    ^ lots of colleges have merit money for 27-28 (such as most I listed). The key is to target well.
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  • bellbelllbellbelll 8 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @Publisher I prefer coed schools. I understand and Im not necessarily looking to get merit money, the purpose of this post was more so just to get some more ideas of colleges to look into.
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  • PublisherPublisher 7773 replies80 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 18
    I cannot help with respect to your intended major & I do not have a workable understanding of your preferences.

    Have you considered ultra-liberal Oberlin College in Ohio ? If so, what are your thoughts ?

    Wesleyan University in Connecticut might be of interest to you.

    Macalester College in Minnesota is well respected & very liberal.

    Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York is another.

    My strongest recommendation, however, is Vassar College in the Hudson Valley area of New York state.

    If you can share your initial thoughts about each of these schools, then maybe I can get a better grasp on your preferences.
    edited August 18
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  • PublisherPublisher 7773 replies80 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 18
    With respect to pre-law advising, I question the value of any such service unless one has an actual LSAT score. Then I can help you.

    Otherwise courses that involve analytical thought, analytical reading & analytical writing tend to be the best preparation for law school.

    Philosophy majors & history majors do well on the LSAT for example.
    edited August 18
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