Help me narrow my list

<p>I'm looking for a pretty campus in a nice town (away from home preferably, Virginia) with an adequate reputation, particularly in the Business program. A good social life, some good partying, and some options in the college town for stuff to do. Somewhere I can take my car (I know some campuses don't allow freshman to have cars, or the parking is brutal), somewhere not really expensive O-O-S. I will hopefully look into staying wherever I go, so preferably a pretty town with some nearby attractions and nice weather. Basically I just want to have a good time too. GPA is 3.5ish, on the border of top 25% of graduating class, SAT Verbal/Math of 1160. Here's what I have so far, but don't want to apply to more than about 3 or 4.</p>

<p>Virginia Tech (in-state 1)
James Madison (in-state 2)
Florida State
Texas Christian
University of Kansas
University of Arizona
Arizona State
University of Oklahoma
University of Montana</p>

<p>What do you think fits?</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>Accepted at JMU and Virginia Tech.</p>

<p>remove arizona state it stinks</p>

<p>Really pedsox, VT I could get into for sure? I was a little skeptical on that one.</p>

<p>As for the Arizona St. comment, I still can't decide beween ASU and Arizona, I've heard good and bad things about both schools. Tempe is supposedly better than Tucson, and ASU has killer parties I hear, but Arizona has a nicer campus and is better academically, and just overall is nicer in upkeep and that. I don't know.</p>

<p>Anybody know anything about the average freshman dorms of any of these schools?</p>

<p>If you apply 4 school With 1160 SAT,
Virginia Tech
James Madison
Texas Christian
University of Delaware.</p>

<p>I know a bunch of guys who go to ASU and its crazy there... the parties are amazing, but Im sure there will be tons of parties at Arizona too.<br>
U. Arizona and ASU have decent undergrad business schools(ranked 18 and 23 in US News). Have you considered Southern Methodist in Dallas?</p>

<p>Check out Indiana University-Bloomington. It may be a slight reach, but it has a gorgeous campus, a great, top 10 Business program and it is located in a charming and fun little college town.</p>

<p>TCU is a great school that would be easy for you to get into. Its a bit pricey, but you might even get some kind of scholarship!</p>

<p>Yes I do think you will get into VT and you will absolutely LOVE that school! If you like a beautiful campus, with a very very large student body, lots of football stuff, great people, then VT will be a good fit for you. Everyone I know at JMU is happy there and also having a great time. You've done very well in high school and are all set to be accepted to a good college. Best of luck!</p>

<p>SMU is too expensive I think. On their site it says it's around $40k a year. TCU is only 32ish, and looks like more fun.</p>

<p>The thing I don't like about VT or JMU is the towns/weather. Harsher winters than I'd like and pretty dull towns. Arizona is nice and hot all year, same with FSU and TCU, and Montana is gorgeous and the snow usually melts fast. I don't know that much about Kansas weather, but I'm assuming it's somewhat like Virginia's.</p>