This is my first post. My daughter is a high-achieving rising sophomore. We’re from the Midwest, but she’s interested in attending college out of state. Her current freshman GPA is a 4.3 (4.0 UW) and she took a challenging course load. We definitely need merit aid if she is going to attend college out of state. She hasn’t taken any standardized tests yet, but typically tests very well.
She doesn’t know what she plans to study yet, but her favorite classes are French and journalism. She’s potentially interested in becoming a therapist, although that’s not set.
What we’re looking for:
Friendly, welcoming community (she’s not the sorority or athletic type)
Bright, interesting, motivated students
Good merit aid
Not a party school
I’ve read reviews on unigo of schools I thought seemed appropriate only to find reviews that most of the students are wealthy and/or snobby. We are not wealthy and I don’t see her fitting in well with very wealthy and/or sporty kids. She loves to read and write and loves to learn about other people and cultures. Just wondering if anyone has recommendations for some good “fit” schools to start with.
Schools we’re thinking about:
Thank you for any input!