My S22 wants to attend a small or mid-sized school in CA, OR, WA or CO.
He is an URM (half Black, half Bangladeshi) and part of the LGBT community. He wants to be in or near a city. He would love to attend a racially diverse school but that is not a deal breaker.
He has an 3.8 unweighted GPA. He has a 4.0 unweighted GPA for 11th grade. His school does not offer many APs but he taken AP World and received a 5 and will take AP US history this year. He wants to major in History.
He received a 1300 on SAT and plans to retake but may apply to test optional schools.
His ECs are nothing special – Model UN for for years, part-time job, but no leadership roles.
Thanks to a college savings fund from grandparents we do not need any financial aid and cost is not an option.
He really LOVED Occidental when we visited but not sure his grades and ECs are good enough?
Here are some schools on his list:
Occidental (high reach)
Pitzer (high reach)
Reed (high reach)
LMU (high reach)
Lewis and Clark
University of Denver
Are there other schools we should add? Maybe schools outside of his geographic target area but still fits what he is looking for?