<p>Well, if you meant this as a chance thread then it is totally impossible without the stats. If you mean it more as an overall "fit" issue, then you need to tell us what you prefer in a college. the usual questions are:</p>
<p>1) Size of school
2) Location (urban, suburban, rural)
3) Weather preference (warm, medium, love snow)
4) Are sports important. either as a spectator or a participant?
5) Are Fraternities/Soroities in your future?
6) Since you are international, is it important there are a lot of others of your nationality?
7) Anything else that is of particular importance to you personally?</p>
<p>Surprisingly (to some people), you really don't need to worry about major and who is strong in that area. Especially for Econ and the social sciences, schools along the lines you are considering are all strong for an undergraduate in those areas.</p>
<p>As far as money, $45K per year is a lot. It would leave you with little to no debt depending on the school. Be aware, however, that since you are OOS for all schools, public might not be that different than private, at least for some publics.</p>
<p>There really is no sense speculating in detail until you get some hard numbers for your SAT and GPA. I can tell you that if in fact you had a 2000 SAT and 3.5 (UW) GPA, you would have a good shot at a few (MN, Rutgers, probably Fordham), decent chances at some others and a few are a definite reach, like UVA and UNC. Which is good, that is what you want.</p>
<p>But better to get back to this board when you have some real stats. Otherwise it really is rather meaningless.</p>