Hi, my HS Jr. is making an initial list of colleges. We are looking for a diverse school which is not super religious, west of the Mississippi where she could have an all in cost of $33K a year or less.
Current GPA is 3.8, she does have some accomodations due to ADHD which may help with testing. I would think she could be 1150-1250 on SAT but don’t really know at this point. Currently taking an AP History course and a University of Washington German class. Other courses are Chemistry, Mentor for a study skills class, English, Advanced Algebra. She has expressed an initial interest in Forensics but really does not know which major she would like to pursue so a school with limited options/needing to declare upfront would not appeal. She also Irish dances competitively and would like somewhere near an Irish dance school if possible (not a deal breaker but somewhat important).
A very preliminary list: Western WA (in state), Univ of Washington (in state), Seattle U (not sure but has good forensics program, need merit), Arizona St (we visited and she liked it plus good forensics program), Boise St (possible WUE/other scholarships), Santa Clara (might be tough and needs merit), Gonzaga (needs merit), Univ of Portland (needs merit), Rice (big reach and needs merit), Texas A+M (nephew got a lot of aid albeit his #'s might wind up being a bit better), Univ of Texas. She said Texas was ok which is why a few of those schools are on here. Chapman, Willamette, Lewis and Clark and Chapman are others maybe. I have some experience going through this with my older daughter but just hate how much of a guessing game it is with scholarships and even admissions to a lesser degree. Any info on what was actually offered in regards to merit scholarships or other insight would be great!
From going through this process with my other daughter, assuming no aid. Our EFC was lower then (2 plus years ago) and it was still a silly #. If she was a National Merit finalist and could get into Stanford or Harvard then maybe there would be financial aid possibilities but don’t think that is possible at what would be available.
Thanks for any help in advance.