Chance me HYPM and help me find some safeties. :)

<p>Could you help me find some good safety school? Because I really dont have any currently with the exception of maybe UVa....not even sure about that. Thanks. </p>

<li> Harvard University</li>
<li> Princeton University</li>
<li> Yale University</li>
<li> Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)</li>
<li> Brown University (PLME program and Regular Application)</li>
<li> Duke University</li>
<li> University of Pennsylvania </li>
<li> Northwestern University (Pre-Med Program and Regular Application)</li>
<li> University of Virginia </li>
<li>Georgetown University</li>
<li>Washington University at St. Louis</li>
<li>University of Chicago </li>

• SAT I (breakdown): 2290 (740 CR, 800 M, 750 W)
• SAT II: Math II (800), Chemistry (760), US History (740)
• Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
• Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/~550
• AP/ College Classes: AP World History, AP Comp. Science, AP Chemistry, AP Physcology, AP Calc BC, AP English Lang., AP US History, AP English Lit., AP Government, AP Comp. Government, AP Biology, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, two dual enrolled math classes (Calc 2) —15 total------so far 6 5's and 1 4.
• Senior Year Course Load: Everything after AP US History
• Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Intel ISEF x2 (4th place grand prize), National Science Olympiad Bronze Medalist, State Science Olympiad Gold Medalist x8, US Congressional Award Silver Medal, National Merit Semifinalist (99% sure), AP Scholar with Distinction, Research published in 2 journals.</p>

• Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Model United Nations (Secretary, VP, President and Secretary General), Science Olympiad (Captain), Varsity Math Team (top scorer), Varsity Tennis, Teen Council (Founded/ Board Member) and Medical Research (Filed Patent and supported by national pharmaceutical association). All activities since freshman year.
• Job/Work Experience: Research Internship (9 weeks)
• Volunteer/Community service: 200 hrs of volunteering/ job shadowing at local hospital—Got US Congressional Award Silver Medal for those hrs + 300 hrs of other community service)
• Summer Activities: Duke University TIP, LeadAmerica, Accepted to Governor’s School (Medicine), Research
• Teacher Recommendation: should both be good
• Counselor Rec: getting it from my principal.</p>

• School Type: Large public school (2500+ kids)--relatively good school
• Ethnicity: South Asian
• Gender: female
• Income Bracket: 150K-200K
• Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Immigrant, 1st generation in college in USA.</p>


<p>I think you're a well qualified canidate for these universities. But really, you should'nt apply to all 12 universities you have listed. It's a waste of time and money. Choose 3 universities that are your favorite, and apply to them. Don't apply to the most prestigous, apply to the one that you truly fits you.
Here are some safeties to consider:</p>

<p>University of Washington
Ohio State
SUNY Binghamton

<p>I agree, those schools seem not to have a lot in common. You should think more carefully about what you really want, not just the name.</p>

<p>I am not applying to these for the name. The first 4 have ample research opportunities and all of the others have really strong pre-med programs. Thanks.</p>

<p>hello fellow CCer. i have almost the exact same list of schools.</p>

<p>bump bump bump</p>

<p>You shouldnt need other people's opinions, you are an exceptional applicant applying against other exceptional applicants. It's a crap shoot, but you have rigged die!</p>

<p>bump bump bump :)</p>

<p>That's more or less a perfect application. You have nothing to worry about, provided that your essays are great and you make it clear why you want to go to each school (beyond prestige/HYPMS).</p>