Am I Aiming Too High?

<p>Basic Info:
GPA UW: 3.8 [weak I know, freshman year was bad at a 3.4]
GPA W: 4.8
Rank: 12/1,000 [total enrollment at my school: 4,000. its selective in Chicago]
ACT: 30 [I KNOW I can improve in September]</p>

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<p>Here's my list of colleges. Narrowing down eventually.</p>

<p>Northwestern [Applying ED]
Notre Dame
Boston College
Wash U in St. Louis
Loyola [BACKUP]
U of Chicago [doubt I can get in but mom wants me to try]
U of I [mom is making me and unless I got rejected from all the above, won't go]</p>

<p>I don’t particularly know the admissions standards of those places, but I can say as a general statement that’s there really no such thing as aiming too high assuming you have backups that you know you can get in to. Because you can’t get into a university if you don’t apply right?</p>

<p>Sounds reasonable as long as your EC’s are good and your ACT improves by 2-4 points.</p>

<p>U are no aiming too high this is goo already… But do sone extracurricularsvif ur not alreay</p>





<p>I see no reason for not aiming high as long as you have put the time and work in picking safety schools that fit your needs as well.</p>

<p>I don’t know what your extracurriculars are, but I don’t think you’re aiming too high.</p>

<p>Like others have said, there’s no such thing as aiming too high as long as you have enough safety schools. I, for one, am applying to a bunch of really selective colleges, each with its pros and cons, and hoping at least one of them will love me back xD</p>

<p>You know what they say. You should always aim for the moon, because the worst that can happen if you miss is that you land on a star.</p>



<p>False. The moon is closer to the Earth than any star.</p>

<p>Exactly. That is why when you miss the moon, you keep drifting on until you hit a star.</p>

<p>I just really like this expression though, because I think it proves a good point. Don’t hate :)</p>

<p>I think you’d die before you reach a star though.</p>

<p>that expression was on the wall in my 6th/7th/8th grade science classroom</p>

<p>someone posted on here once, the best way to pick a safety school is to look at your dream school…then find a school that’s exactly like it and just as good in every way except for the admission standards (and, probably by extension the academics)</p>


<p>Damn you have a lot of posts! Do you know if you have the most on the site? I was wondering who did. Ha ha.</p>

<p>And I think the quote is “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”</p>

<p>i know entomom has a lot too</p>

<p>LOL You guys are too funny.(:</p>

<p>Well, I knew the expression was something to that effect.</p>

<p>close is only good enough in horseshoes and college admissions!!! no wait…</p>

<p>^ and hand grenades.</p>