As I’ve been refining my list, I am not sure if it is even worth applying to some of my reach schools. Here is my list so far:
Reaches: Stanford, UCLA, Berkeley, USC
Matches: Cal Poly SLO, Santa Clara, Pepperdine, USD, UCSB, UCSD, UCD
Safeties: LMU, SDSU, ASU (in state)
I think that 14 schools is a lot and probably too many to apply to, but all the UC’s are in one application so I would only be filling out 10 applications for the 14 schools. Is this still too many?
Regarding my stats and stuff, I have a 4.0 UW GPA and a 4.788 W GPA, 32 ACT score (taking again, I expected to get a 33 so probably a 33-34 superscore), average ECs with leadership positions, average volunteering, varsity tennis for 3 years, etc.
I’m sitting at the 25th percentile for my ACT score for my reaches… should I still apply? Is it worth all the time and effort if I really don’t have a shot?
My intended major is math education (or just math at schools without education majors), but I have recently become interested in political science (so maybe a minor).
Should I apply to 3 safeties? Or just 2?
I don’t need you to “chance me” but I was just wondering if my stats were high enough for these top universities. Thanks for any inputs/suggestions on my list!