Hi everyone! I'm new to CC so I'm not exactly sure how this works but I hope I put this in the right forum. I'm a junior this year and I'm starting my college search but have hit a roadblock about what schools I am looking to apply to next year.
I am OOS but have decided that I want to go to California for college (even though I know it is harder for OOS students to get into California public universities). This being said, I have 1 or 2 non-California schools on my list in case California schools don't open up their campuses in time for 2022 because of Covid.
High Reaches: Stanford, UCLA (definitly lottery ticket schools)
Match: Santa Clara (currently my #1 choice), Pepperdine, Cal Poly SLO, UCSB
Safeties: SDSU, Chapman (are these really safeties?)
For background, I am from an average public hs, top 10 in my class of ~300, 4.0 UW GPA, 4.7 W GPA, 4.26 UC Weighted & Capped GPA (still not really sure how this works), taking the ACT on Saturday and have been scoring 32-34 on practice tests, president of 2 clubs, leadership in 1 other club, 1 varsity sport (tennis, have been on varsity since freshman year), 3 APs so far and taking 4 more this year
What other schools should be on my list? I would prefer smaller schools but am open to anything and cost isn't a huge factor. I am interested in education/ math education/ math/ liberal studies/ child studies majors.
Any input is appreciated!