Feedback please!!

<p>I would like to get some feedback and advice on which colleges I should apply to. I have 12 colleges picked out, and I will be applying to 8 of them. Yes I know that's a lot but I don't want to take any chances of not getting into a college.
And my stats are nowhere near as spectacular as most people here!</p>

<p>GPA: 3.74/4.5
SAT: 1120 (530M/590V)
Senior courseload:
AP Biology
AP Literature/Composition
Teen PEP (Peer Education Program, like an outreach program)
Business Law
MS Office</p>

<p>Work Experience:
NJPets (4-store chain of pet stores in NJ)- August 2004-present - Sales Associate in Small Animals Department (reptiles, birds, small mammals)</p>

<p>Volunteer/Community Service:
Closter Animal Welfare Society (CLAWS) - 6 hrs (will get more in before sending out apps)
Responsible for cleaning litter boxes, feeding, playing with and caring for hundreds of stray kittens and cats at an animal foster home.</p>

<p>Read Across America - 2 hrs
Read books to a sixth grade class.</p>

<p>St. Stephen's Church - 16 hrs
Helped prepare for multiple masses.</p>

<p>City of New York Parks & Recreation/Natural Resources Group - 3 hrs
Studied and evaluated a New York City salt marsh by recording the amount of species living there, observing the statistics involved, and cleaning up pollution in the salt marsh.</p>

<p>New York Aquarium Docent Program - 93 hrs
Helped educate and raise awareness of the world's aquatic wildlife and it's need for conservation by using the aquarium as a place to meet and teach the visitors about all aspects of what we are trying to conserve.</p>

<p>Extracirriculars:
Art Club - 11th & 12th grades (Secretary 12th grade)
SAVE (Students Against the Vanishing Earth) - 10th and 12th grades
School Based Youth Services - 9th - 10th grades</p>

<p>Awards:
Voice of Democracy - Audio Essay Contest - 1st place (Town level)
Stairways of Kearny - Photography Contest - 3rd place
Meadowlands Student Art Exhibition - Participant</p>

<p>Major: Zoology/Wildlife Biology (hope to one day be a zookeeper)</p>

<p>I am also part of a Middle College program for Fairleigh Dickinson University, which gives college credit for students who are taking any AP classes and plan to pass them at the end of the year.</p>

<p>Now, the list of colleges:
University of Washington (top choice, already started application)
Oregon State University (already started application)
Colorado State University (already started application)
University of Oregon
Portland State University
University of Montana
Utah State University
San Diego State University
Texas A&M University
California State University
San Fransisco State University Fresno
Washington State University</p>

<p>I have to remove 4 of them, and I have an idea, such as Texas A&M and Utah State, but I wanted to get some opinions in before I started eliminating.</p>

<p>I am applying out of state from New Jersey.</p>

<p>So fire away!</p>

<p>If I were you, I'd apply to:</p>

<p>University of Washington
Oregon State University
Colorado State University
University of Oregon
University of Montana
San Diego State University
Texas A&M University
San Fransisco State University</p>

<p>Just my two cents, for what it's worth.</p>

<p>Anyone else?</p>

<p>Anyone else have feedback?</p>

<p>Anyone? anyone at all?</p>

<p>i am bumping this</p>