Chances so far? Please

<p>Hi all,
I'm a junior right now and I'm starting to really get into college searching after months of just scanning. I haven't taken the ACT yet but I'll be taking it twice total. The question I'm really asking her is what score should I be shooting for in regards to the following info?
I am an Illinois resident, and attend University High School in Normal. I've been told that makes a difference in my applications but I don't really see how. They don't weigh my GPA so right now it is 3.725. I have been taking a lot of core classes (not a lot of electives like art or music) but in regards to AP I have taken U.S History my sophomore year and this year I am taking Literature. I plan to take AP Spanish and Stats. </p>

<p>I am also taking the highest level of each class you would expect of a Junior. For example, I'm in Spanish 4 right now as well as Pre-Calculus (semi-difficult course load, not the hardest). In terms of outside of school, I have been on the swim team since Freshman year and this year I helped form a Diversity club at my school where I believe we will be doing some community service. Other than that, I have nothing else to offer on my application. </p>

<p>That is why I made this thread- Does anyone have any advice to help me improve my chances of getting into UIUC? ACT, School, and Extracurricular wise? I really want to go... Just saying. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated!</p>

<p>On the ACT I think you should shoot for a 28, but it really depends on which college you apply to within UIUC. Just check out their website to get a full list of stats on their students</p>

<p>Thanks for the advice!</p>

<p>Just for future reference, I'll probably be applying to the College of Business for Marketing or the College of Media. </p>

<p>And my composites on the EXPLORE and PLAN were 18 and 22 respectively. I know they aren't great but I didn't really grasp the importance then.</p>

<p>If you can, try to get an internship during the summer. Its something I wish I had known about and done.</p>

<p>Do you have any suggestions for where I could try? Like in general.</p>

<p>I have seen people in my class that went through the Microsoft high school program, other than that I'm not sure. Try looking for some online =)</p>