Final College List


<p>Columbia University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology
University of California - Los Angeles
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
University of California - Berkeley
Worcester Polytechnic Institute</p>

<p>Recruited athlete and URM will hopefully help me out quite a bit. This list does not include my safeties. I don't believe that this list will change at all, but i'm open to suggestions or comments. thanks for looking!</p>

<p>It's a little tough to comment right now.</p>

<p>What state are you from? Do you need financial aid? What is your info?</p>

<p>that's not a bad list at all. good luck :)</p>

<p>Is there a reason you chose to not apply to Harvey Mudd?</p>

<p>I'm from New York. Hispanic Male, and recruited Cross Country / Track runner.</p>

<p>I will most likely need a good amount of financial aid.</p>

<p>SAT I: 1470 / 2110
SAT Math: 750
SAT CR: 720
SAT Writing: 640</p>

<p>SAT II:
Physics: 780
Math 2: 740
Biology: 700</p>

<p>IB Diploma candidate, AP Scholar
AP English Language (5)
AP European History (4)
AP US History (5)</p>

<p>Taking AP Calculus BC and AP Biology. I also am going to see if my school will let me self-study for AP Physics, don't know which test specifically. </p>

<p>3.8 UW GPA, 3.9 W GPA.</p>

<p>While Harvey Mudd is a great school, I do not like the school. It really came between Caltech and Harvey Mudd, and Caltech appealed more to me. I don't like applying to a large number of reaches. Was considering Stanford, but dropped it for the same reason. Plus the UC schools have very competitive admissions for OOS.</p>

<p>Also, I want to major in Physics, while still recieving a broad education. This is why I love Columbia, MIT and UCLA. Not to say I don't like my other choices, but those are my favs.</p>

<p>If you need FA then drop UCB and UCLA. They are having trouble affording their instate students, never mind OOS. You should be competitive for the rest (though many are reaches because they accept so few). Maybe add RPI and Case Western to your list?</p>

<p>thanks for the suggestions. I really would love to go study in California, and UCB, UCLA, Caltech, and Stanford are excellent schools to study physics at. </p>

<p>So the question becomes, what California schools offer excellent physics departments (standouts from the rest) while a good amount of financial aid?</p>

<p>RPI i might reconsider.</p>