Looking for recommendations!!
First time through this with S21 was a bee-line for top CS programs. This time is going to be a very different search.
UW 3.85, W 4.2
7 AP’s plus dual enrollment ASL
Rigorous, but probably not considered the most rigorous schedule. Loves taking electives!
EC’s are varied, including club sports and volunteering, little to no leadership.
ACT - October, likely very good, 30+
Likely going to strongly favor a liberal and bike friendly campus
Budget is around the cost of a UC, so let’s say mid 30’s to 40 per year. Solid donut hole, not eligible for financial aid. We are CA residents and she is currently planning to apply to the following:
CSU - Chico, Sac State, SF, CPP, CPSLO, CSULB, SDSU, SJSU
UC - Davis, UCSC, UCSB, UCR
WUE and high merit publics - Univ of Utah, ASU/UofA, NMSU, Iowa State, UNR, SOU, Western Washington
Would go farther East for the right campus and environment
Has liked the vibe/campus at UCD and UCSC, not so much Humboldt. Not planning to do all that many visits before applications. Saving visits for final decision.
I am specifically requesting information and anecdotes regarding a school’s ability to help undeclared students. Looking for a challenging but not stressful environment. My current thought is that she could find her place at an honors program that offers a wide variety of small fast paced discussion classes for her to take while figuring out a career and major that could get her there. Some honors programs will do this better than others.
Sun and outdoor activities a huge plus. Rock climbing, skiing (water and snow), IM’s are all activities she would look forward to.
Majors that have been mentioned, include business, physics (but backtracked due to the math which she could do but doesn’t enjoy), industrial design. But it could change to something completely new next week. So an affordable public with a relevant honors program and an industrial design or straight design major would be ideal. This is all going to be a trade-off, so other than a realistic chance of coming in under 40k, we aren’t ruling anything out.