Can someone recommend a reach school for me?

<p>Hi, I was wondering if someone could recommend a reach school that I actually have a bit of a chance of getting into. For example, I'm looking more at schools in the Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Emory, type range selectivity-wise instead of super reaches such as Georgetown, Stanford, Northwestern, Duke, etc.</p>

<p>Some preferences I have in terms of fit are:
*Perferably a southern school near a big city
*Division 1 athletics (I would REALLY like that), or Division 3, but is a power in division three, or is just decent at almost everything.
*Don't mind having LACs, but that takes away the division 1 factor, so I perfer national universities.
*Good Premed program.
*People there aren't nerds, and like to have a good time.</p>

<p>I'm generally really flexible on the preferences, but I'd like to have most if not all if possible. What I'm mainly concerned with however is that the school you may recommend is attainable by me, and is good for medicine. So below are my stats, and thanks in advance for recommending something</p>

<p>Here are my stats:
*I am an Asian Indian Male
*From a competitive public high school in Oregon, Beaverton High School, which was also rated the best AP school in Oregon, so yeah, its a smart school.
*student body at school = 500+</p>

<p>The Numbers/ECs
*Freshman year:
4.0 with honors in 2 classes for both semesters</p>

<p>*Sophomore Year:
3.8125 overall for both semesters
(Bs in AP Chem 1st sem, Precalc 2nd sem, Social Studies 1st sem)</p>

<p>*Junior Year (projected)
Human Anat/Phys-A,A
IB Bio HL 1-A,A
Spanish 3-A,A
IB Calculus-A, A (might be at worst 1 "B")
IB Psychology-A,A
Team Sports-A
IB English-B,B (might get 1 A)
IB Tok 1-B</p>

<p>IN SUMMARY: I should finish high school with at the very very worst a 3.67 or 3.7 UW GPA, but I'll do what ever I can to prevent that from happening.</p>

<p>*class rank UW right now = 38/515. Weighted = 30/515 (will go up because not many kids have taken hard classes yet)
*IB Diploma Candidate (to be)
*Varsity tennis 4 years (will have 4)
*Science Team 4 years (will have 4)
*World Quest Trivia 4 years (will have 4)
*Science Club Treasurer (1 year)
*Science Club VP (2 years)
*Math Club VP (2 years)
*Portland Youth Philharmonic (will have 3 years)
*Mathfest Algebra 2 1st place freshman year
*OIMT Participant Fresh Year
*Mathfest Participant (will have 4 years)
*Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Rising Star Program (will have 150-175 volunteer hours done)
*Mathcounts Tutor (about 50+ volunteer hours)
*Right now I get about a 1920-2050 on the SAT, 26-30 on ACT according to Practice Tests for SAT, and the PLAN (it's like the PSAT for SAT except the ACT version) on ACT, but I'm shooting for at least a 2100 on the SAT and 32 on the ACT. Don't count on me getting a 2100 or a 32 because so far, it ain't happenin :(</p>

<p>Why in the world wouldn't you be applying to Northwestern or Duke? Sometimes you young'uns confuse me...</p>

<p>There are no shortage of big Division 1 universities in the south, I guess it just depends what you think of as a "big city." Vanderbilt sounds like a good choice. How about UT Austin? If you think of California as "south" you get a lot of choices, too. Arizona? So many...</p>

<p>Rice University sounds like what you're looking for.</p>

<p>URichmond, UTexas, UNC, UVA, UMaryland, Wake Forest, UGeorgia</p>

<p>Might want to look at some LAC's like Holy Cross and Colgate-both Div1 in all sports(football Div1AA}. Holy Cross has good pre-med and is SAT optional.</p>

<p>Vanderbilt, Rice, Emory, Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, UVA, UT Austin would be a good list, with Duke being the highest reach.</p>

<p>Willamette's premed program is looked upon favorably by Stanford's med school,that's why I went there... but its in your back yard-may be worth considering-</p>