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Is Michigan state good fit for me?

Esther111Esther111 Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
I have a 4.2 GPA out of a 5.0 scale (weighted)
- I have a 29 on my ACT score
- I'm REALLY involved in my school. I'm part of 8 clubs, not including Track and Field (JV... not a good runner.. regardless)
I'm also on two executive boards: Future Business Leaders of America and the National Honor Society
- I'm going to study science... most likely Biology, and go pre-med
- I'm the type of person who studies hard. I do my work, BUT I do like to relax/have fun/go out with friends after I'm done with a hard week. I don't plan on going crazy in college because I'm not into the whole crazy party scene. I know people say that all the time, but I'm not the kind of person to party hard. I'd rather go to a party for a little, then hang out with my close friends after and chill with them.
- I hate being competitive. I do better when other people don't ask me what my ACT, test score, lap-time, etc. are. I don't like that attitude towards life. However, a little competition wouldn't hurt. I know all schools are competitive, but I need a school that doesn't shove competition down my throat.
- I am not preppy and don't care about what brands people are wearing or where their from. I don't want to look beautiful all the time. Some people are obsessed with being perfect: perfect body, perfect image, perfect boyfriend/girlfriend, etc. I don't care. I dont want to be around other people like that. I want to be myself and I want to surround myself with people who are confident in who they are. I do care about image in terms of being respectable though. Again, I know that no matter where I go, there are going to be people like that everywhere, but if there's a school that has a little less of that, I would go there for sure.

So... that being said ... is michigan state good for me?

Replies to: Is Michigan state good fit for me?

  • NuNuCthuluNuNuCthulu Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    You could probably get into UMich, if I'm being honest. I got into State with 3.3 GPA (uw) and 24 ACT. I don't have amazing extracurriculars, either. My essay was pretty good I think.

    I believe you're a good fit, though. you seem pretty laid back and from what I've heard State is pretty chill. I think you'll like it there, but probably take a campus tour and get a good feel for it first.
  • riverbirchriverbirch Registered User Posts: 637 Member
    edited November 2014
    Yes you would get in and your odds of making it premed are better at State than at Michigan. The competition is pretty stiff at Michigan for A's and with a 29 I think you would be in the bottom 25% at Michigan. You might want to look at Physicians Assistant or nurse with how you described yourself and based on your ACT.
    Also how you described yourself sounds more State than Michigan. You can go to class in sweats at State, you will feel out of place if you do that at Michigan. I think Central Michigan will give you some scholarship money based on your scores if that is a concern to you.
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