<pre><code> I Have a couple of questions concerning what college and major I should choose. I am 20 years old and I am planning on graduating from a two year college in May of 2012 with an associate of arts degree. I am going to transfer to a four year University in the fall of 2012. I have a 3.64 GPA right now which I know I need to improve on. My GPA gets higher every semester, so hopefully it will continue to go up. After I get done with college I want to go to law school. I live in Arkansas and I am looking into two schools: The University of Arkansas in Fayettville and Hendrix College. University of Arkansas is ranked higher, but Hendrix is private.
My first question is, which is better between Higher ranked or private? I believe the University of Arkansas is ranked number 1 in Arkansas and Hendrix is maybe number 8. U of A has a law school, but if I can get my GPA up a little higher and keep it up I hope to go to a higher ranked law school out of state. Which college would be my best bet?
<p>My second question is what should I major in? I have read that English is good for law school applicants and I am good at English as far as writing, but literature doesnt interest me very much. I have also heard philosophy is good and I think I would do well in that. I love anything to do with logical thinking. I also heard philosophy helped one prepare for the LSAT. I have taken a few practice LSAT tests and I need some improvement. I was scoring in the low 150s, which, that was with no prep whatsoever, so I am confident I can improve significantly between now and time to apply for law school. What about pre-law? Would it be better? </p>
<pre><code> So, my questions are which of the two schools above would look the best on my application to law school? And what major would you suggest? I also have been invited to join the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Would being an honor student help me enough to worry about joining?
<p>Thanks in advance.