So I am looking into the female colleges including Barnard, Wellesley, Smith, Scripps, MHC. BMC isn’t yet test optional for international students so it is not within my considerations.
I am a bisexual cellist (really really into music )who also speaks Chinese, Japanese and quite a bit of French; also an active scientist and animal rights fighter. I am looking for somewhere super liberal, (people agree I am quirky and very unique) with good counselling services (I have depression). I care about my academics a lot and may consider going into finance? Or just stay in the academic area, but I need good resources for potential internships(I heard Scripps isn’t good for that). I like healthy competition and care lots about feminism, but I think it is important to not be overly addressing it everyday.
I take Eng Lit, Physics and Music for my ib HL so you can see how widespread my interests are. My grades were outstanding before I got depression, but now it has dropped a lot and went back to around 36-38/42 (though I will possibly get 3 extra bonus points) and my school is super conservative in terms of giving predictions. I went for the most difficult course combination for myself, challenging French B whilst I could have just taken English B and Chinese as first language; English Lit instead of Langlit which is considered more rigourous. I also went for maths AA instead of AI which is a lot easier, for a music students (My concentration in the UK is music, and aiming for Oxford as they don’t ask for as high grades as Cambridge, plus I live near Oxon).
I was very suppressed back in a girl’s boarding school that strongly emphasise on “extreme feminism” and unnecessary bondings (I feel very happy alone, as an INTP; only friends who are compatible intellectually, weird in their own way, have big personality, not following the crowds and are ambitious can get along with me). I have lots of extra-curricular activities and do very well in college essay writing,
I have also been looking into some other LACs, like
Colby, Grinnell( Had an amazing interview with my AO, suggested me to ED?), Oberlin, Bates, Wesleyan, Middlebury, Hamilton…
as well as unis like
NYU-AD or CAS or Gallatin, WFU, Brown (maybe? But I don’t think I am academically good enough, well in fact at the moment most schools sounds like reach for me)
Please give suggestions on what might be a good fit for me? I think maybe applying to ALL the sisters colleges might be too much!