A little lost...

<p>Hello everyone, i am new to this forum and was hoping some of you may be able to provide a little guidance. I am 26 years old and completed my undergrad at a fairly selective State University in New York. I majored in Sociology and minored in environmental studies, did not take any filler courses and graduated with a 3.93 GPA. I was named an outstanding graduate in my department, which the top 2-3 students in the department receives, and felt pretty optimistic going forward. I took the revised GRE this September and scored in the 77th percentile verbal, 74th in quant, and 50th in analytical. I am an admittedly terrible standardized test taker, and even worse writing under timed conditions. I worked full-time throughout school which left me little time for any type of experience related to my major or other resume boosters. I am looking to apply to graduate programs in environmental policy or related fields and was wondering what type of colleges i can shoot for? My letters of recommendations will be coming from highly regarded professors, but they can really only attest to my classroom performance. I am a pretty good writer so my letter of intent will be decent enough. Is shooting for Oregon State University too high? I typically meet all minimum requirements for programs, but i would imagine most applicants do. I have pretty low self esteem when it comes to this stuff and really have no idea the types of schools i should go for. Any opinions advice, or other input would be greatly appreciated!</p>

<p>You might want to try posting your questions on the Grad School subforum.</p>

<p>Oregon State University is not big on test scores or GPAs. I can't say much about the graduate programs, but just the school in general is not very selective.. I think they'd take one glance at the 3.93 and accept you, but it depends on how specific and small the program is to which you're applying.</p>