take two- this is for FL specifically so I'd thought I'd post again here.
I've been a big time lurker on these forums for about a year now, but today I decided to bite the bullet and join (and ask for help ). I'm a rising Florida senior who is starting to narrow down their college search so I decided to ask you guys to look at my stats and my school choices. So far I'm looking at UF, UCF, FSU, USF, UNF, Eckerd, Flagler, and Rollins- even though my dream school is the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities (Don't worry, I'm not a dreamer). Honestly, the private colleges are out of my ideal price range, but I figure I need something to fall back on if none of the public schools accept me? My stats are:
3.5 unweighted GPA (this includes all classes, not just core)
4.09 UF GPA (I attempted to calculate it my self, so this is probably somewhat accurate)
31 ACT composite (first time taking it, waiting on my second results now!)
1890 SAT (January, I retook it three weeks ago)
1 AP- AP HUG (4)
1 year on the JV dance team
1 year on the swim team
Competitive dance for 9 years (3 years of high school- does this count for anything?)
300+ hours of volunteer work
Two years (junior and senior year) of the Business Ethics club- placed fourth in the competition
Part-time job that I will have had for almost two years at the time of graduation
Perfect score on FCAT reading my sophomore year
I will graduate with my AA degree and my high school diploma (dual enrolled)
-I'm interested in business (more of the management or marketing side) and/or political science
I don't even know if that's everything you would even list on a college application, but I hope that's enough information for you guys to help me out. I know my GPA is going to screw me over and I hate that I have to rely on my ACT score, but that's a hole I dug my own self into and something I'll have to roll with. My questions right now are: Do you think it's too ambitious of me to apply to UF when I know I'm not anywhere near the top 10% of my class? How do you think my chances are at the other schools I listed? Are there any schools on my list notorious for not accepting college credits? Should I include a safety school? Your answers and opinions are welcome!
You are an absolute angel if you read all of this.