Help/recommendations for out of state (California) colleges?

<p>I reside in California and am applying to all the UCs plus Cal Poly SLO. Besides that, I'm having a hard time trying to find out/research colleges out of state that really fit what I would get accepted into and what I'd enjoy to be around. My average weighted GPA is a 4.1 and my SAT score is a 1930. Does anyone have any recommendations for out of states? There have been random schools that have popped up into my interest but it's difficult trying to find out more. I am open to public schools and private schools. I will be majoring in Political Science/ Economics/(Pre) Business. This is my first time posting and I'm not entirely sure how this works... But I would really appreciate some help!! </p>

<p>-Do you think I have a chance at any Ivy Leagues?</p>

<p>University of Minnesota, Twin Cities has a good reputation for economics, and has a relatively low out of state list price. Do you have cost constraints? If so, put "net price calculator", "financial aid estimator", and/or "cost of attendance" in each school's web site search box.</p>

<p>The super-selective schools would have microscopic chances of admission if you do not have nearly all A grades in the most rigorous courses available and 700+ in each SAT section. Even with such an academic record, they would still be considered reaches with low probability of admission.</p>

<p>Have you tried the college search tool on this site? It's a great way to start to narrow down your list based on additional criterion like school size or environment.</p>

<p>Thank you both for your input! I actually have not tried the college search tool... I should probably do that right now</p>

<p>Catwoman, what is your budget? It's helpful to know how much your family says they can afford. You'll also want to know how much most schools think your family can afford each year. The second number, called the Expected Family Contribution, is generally 25-33% of household income. </p>

<p>If your family can afford to pay the EFC, then you can look for schools that offer good need-based aid. If your family can't afford to pay the EFC, then you should be looking for schools that offer merit aid, based on your academic record. Posters here can help you look for schools that offer merit or need-based aid. </p>

<p>If your family can afford to pay anything, then you're fortunate and can just worry about getting in.</p>

<p>What is your favorite UC so far? That will help people here figure out some other recommendations for you.</p>