Is CSU(Colorado) really a safety? Are the reaches worth applying?
Home state is Colorado. Highly likely that he may only apply to CSU & CU. We haven't visited the others.
Is CSU a safety? Is Cal Poly SLO too much of a reach?
GPA: Weighted 3.97 unweighted 3.74
Rank: top 15% (59/414)
SAT 1500 (math 770 Reading/writing 730)
AP Chem, AP Music Theory, AP Eng. Lang, AP Calc AB, AP Eng Lit, AP Calc BC, AP Physics C
Japanese (4 semesters-concurrent enrollment at college)
4 years Marching Band
Youth worship leader at church (1 year)
High school Newspaper- 1 year
Handbell choir - 4 years
Community service with youth group
Serious hobby: Music composition (2 years)
Colleges (in order of preference):
1. Colorado State Univ (CSU)- is this definitely a Safety?
2. CU Boulder (how likely for Engineering)
3. Cal Poly SLO- Is this even a chance for Engineering?
4. Purdue- Any chance?
5. Arizona State U. (ASU)
6 Univ. of Arizona (UA)
Intended major: Unknown- but may apply Engineering to keep that door open
FA: likely not