I would like some help shortening my college list as I only want to apply to 10-15 schools and I currently have like 20 (and too many reaches).
The biggest things I am looking for in a school: strong IR/social studies programs, good connections and career/grad school placement, lively social scene that is not only centered around partying, diversity, close-knit collaborative student body, a good location that has both nature and urban aspects nearby. Also preferably not long cold winters but that’s not the most important factor.
This isn’t a chance me thread so I’m not gonna share a bunch of personal information, all I will say is that I’ve taken a good amount of APs, have never gotten a B in high school, and am aiming for 1450-1500 when I take the SAT (whenever test centers open).
Claremont McKenna College
University of San Diego
University of Southern California
UCLA, Cal, UCSD, UCSB