American Student Applying to UK Universities (Not Oxford or Cambrdige)

<p>I've searched through the forums and didnt' find much about American kids applying to UK universities and what kind of qualifications they had for the respective schools they got into.
I'm currently in the process of finalizing my UCAS application for the following programs: Environmental Policy with Economics @ LSE, Geography with Economics @ LSE, Italian and Business Studies @ UCL, Economics and Business with East European Studies and a year in industry @ UCL, Applied Business Management with a year in industry @ Imperial, Business Studies and Spanish @ University of Edinborough.
I'm in my second year as a business major @ Virginia Tech and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and this semester I'll be getting a 3.8, I also play Water Polo, in the Young Democrats Club, Boxing Club, helped organize philanthropy, a blood drive, and am involved with my fraternity.
My highschool GPA was 3.85, took 9 AP's, lots of sports and community service, but I didn't try on my AP tests cause I was stupid and didn't score any 4's. I scored a 1220 on my SAT's.
I'll be applying as a 1st year to these UK universities, not as a transfer.
Do I have any business in applying to these schools? Or should I save my money? I've really been going at this blind because none of the guidance counselors are knoweledge about the UK admission system. So can someone help me?</p>

<p>The money should be the least of your worries, and UCAS makes it easy to apply to multiple schools. So hey, just go for it!!</p>

<p>Now I've researched the application process to UK schools fairly intensely (I applied to the Natural Sciences course at Emmanuel College at Cambridge) so I can provide some help, but you're in a strange position (transfer to first year) with schools less known than Oxford and Cambridge so it is definitely a bit difficult to predict. Now the one problem that a high school student (such as myself) getting into UK schools is that they are so heavily specialized that very few American students even have the background necessary to take a course at a British university. That being said, that problem can likely be rectified by your year or two of college courses, and the fact that these schools simply aren't as highly selective as Oxbridge, so definitely--go for it!! ;) It's a great place to study.</p>

<p>Anyone have any ideas of chances of getting into the above schools? I know they aren't as selective as Oxford or Cambridge, but how selective are they? LSE is one of the top business schools in the world, maybe not as good as some of the Ivy's but competitive with them. Anyone in this forum get into LSE, UCL, or Imperial? Is there a forum comparable to this in the UK that I could post my question at?</p>

<p>Not a single person can help me? I'm really wondering about this</p>

<p>There's a UK forum called The Student Room. A link never seems to work, but it's at <a href="http://www.thestudent%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.thestudent&lt;/a> . But without the gap between 'student' and 'room'.</p>

<p>Btw I suggest a specific question you ask is whether it is wise to apply for two different courses at the same university. I think it's pretty rare amongst UK applicants.</p>