Advice needed

I am a senior student and go to school in Canada. I am interested in attending a college in the States, but do not know where to apply. My goal at first was Brown but I realized that my SAT scores are not good enough. I've got (CR: 500, M: 750, W: 610)</p>

<p>I know my CR is extremely bad, but it was my first try, and planning to take one more in December (next week) My SAT IIs were (IIc 770, chem 740). Because my first language is not English, I had to take TOEFL and scored 270 out of 300 which I think it's fine. </p>

<p>I may major in Media(or Film) or Geography or both. I am looking for a medium-sized private school but liberal arts colleges. Looking for some 'real' college life such as sport events, campus life and etc (the reason why I am NOT applying to NYU.) </p>

<p>I am aiming for a better score this time but not sure if I can get it next week. I also took ACT but scored only 27. My gpa and ecs are fine. (4.0/4.0, and lots of leaderships and service), but Standarized test. :( </p>

<p>Are there any schools that you would like to suggest? I do not care where it is located but more likely a college itself. I prefer living on the campus, and a school that has a 'actual' campus. + LOTS OF SCHOOL SPIRIT. Because students in my high school are full of school spirit, I am having so great time in here, and I want to continue this during my college life. I go to a private boarding school. </p>

<p>I will really appreciaite for your help. Happy thanks giving</p>

<p>I don't know how forgiving Brown or other top schools are of mediocre Eng SAT test scores if it is your 2nd language... hmmm.</p>

<p>Are you saying no or yes to LACs? Here are some schools that have the school spirit you want with less selectivity than an Ivy. These also have a high number of kids living on campus 4 years (which does a lot for a feeling of community and school spirit):</p>


<p>PS check out the SAT optional schools at <a href=""&gt;;/a> Bowdoin is one.</p>

<p>Geography is a major most frequently found at large public schools. </p>

<p>Syracuse meets all your criteria. Definitely apply there.
Bigger public? Think about U of Florida.</p>

<p>If you are interested in majoring in film, Brown is a poor choice. Though Brown is a wonderful school in many areas, it's film department is highly theoretical and academic, and the range of courses offered is small. Wesleyan, Vassar, Bard, and many other places would offer far better options for someone interested in film.</p>

<p>If you can pull your reading to above a 650, then you can consider Brown. Thats if you keep the other 2 subjects the same on your next SAT.</p>