College Recommendations?

<p>Hello CC! I'm new here. :)</p>

<p>I was curious as to what you guys on CC might recommend for me.
I'm going to be in my senior year this fall. :D</p>

<p>SAT: 2140 - 700 M/750 R/690 W
(this was my first testing. I plan to retake in October since math is typically my best subject...)
ACT: 36
GPA: 4.0 UW (I don't know my weighted score -_-)
Rank: 1 out of ~100. (But I'm the the only #1. Ranking makes no sense to me)</p>

<p>At my school, all academic classes are honors classes. So I'll just list AP classes, and the scores from the tests I've gotten back:
9th: Chem (score of 4)
10th: Bio (5), Computer Science A (5)
11th: Physics B, Calc AB, Lang
Plan for 12th: Calc BC, Statistics, Lit, Physics C</p>

<p>ECs:
National Honor Society (10, 11, 12. It's a shame I can't stand our faculty sponsor.)
Choir (9, 10, 11, 12)
Drama Club (12.)
Key Club (11, 12. I think I'm treasurer now but organization and strong leadership isn't our strong point)
Worship Leadership Team at church (I sing)
Service activities with youth group/church
I'm also in the process of getting the required medical testing done to volunteer at the hospital this summer. I don't have any idea how many hours I'll have from this.</p>

<p>I'd like to study Computer Science, and maybe math as well.
I live in Florida, so something on the east coast and not terribly far north is preferred, but not strictly necessary.
Nothing massively huge. I live in the world of people going to UF, and at 50k people that school is way too large for me...</p>

<p>What else what else what else? I don't even know. I feel somewhat silly at this point but I already typed all that out so I'm submitting this anyway.</p>

<p>Straight up, shoot for Ivies and Stanford/MIT, those schools. You have a shot, IMO</p>

<p>And, easily, your list should be a compilation of the top schools in the country (or world.. if you wanted to go international).</p>

<p>Im thinking:
Duke
UNC
UCI
UCB
NYU
GWU</p>

<p>And a whole bunch of other schools made into acronym! lol. Good luck with everything</p>

<p>First, what can your family afford. For some automatic scholarships look here: <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/848226-important-links-automatic-guaranteed-merit-scholarships.html?highlight=guaranteed%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/848226-important-links-automatic-guaranteed-merit-scholarships.html?highlight=guaranteed&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>If you might be NMF, look here: <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/national-merit-scholarships/649276-nmf-scholarships-updated-compilation.html?highlight=guaranteed%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/national-merit-scholarships/649276-nmf-scholarships-updated-compilation.html?highlight=guaranteed&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>No need to retake your SAT. Your ACT will more than suffice for the admissions process.</p>

<p>Remember that many (most?) of the schools listed here want 2 or 3 SATII's--have you taken them yet?</p>

<p>No, I haven't taken any SAT subject tests yet. I was out of town for the last testing date, and before that I didn't realize how important they were. I should be able to take them in November though.</p>

<p>Carnegie Mellon is great for CS</p>

<p>Yeah, definitely DON'T take the SAT in October and use that time instead to get in 2 subject tests (3 if you want to apply to Georgetown).</p>