Help suggest matches and reaches for me please?

<p>Hello! I was hoping somebody could suggest some good matches/reaches for me, so I could get the opinions of others on what schools I have a shot at. I would prefer to be on the East Coast, and financial aid is NOT important right now. Thank you!!</p>

<p>GPA - 3.85 of 4.0
SAT - 1920
Class Rank - top 15%</p>

<p>Course load:
- 7 AP classes (AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP US History, AP Language & Composition, AP Statistics, AP Spanish, AP Literature)
-remaining classes were honors
-extremely rigorous, if not most rigorous available</p>

<p>ECs:
-Tutor/classroom helper at elementary school
-SASU (students against substance use - promoting students to be substance free and also planning events for school/community)
-Nursing home volunteer
-National honors society
-Spanish honors society
-Student representative for board of education (hold monthly meetings with board of ed, administrators, and teachers to discuss school)
-Planning committee (for school activities)
-Relay for life (cancer walk)
-Varsity lacrosse
-Varsity Basketball
-Rec league lacrosse ref</p>

<p>Work experience:
-Local retail store (10,11,12)
-Babysitting (9,10,11,12)
-Summer internship at a business - gained a lot of valuable knowledge here, learned about how businesses run, and how to do things like bookkeeping (9,10,11,12)</p>

<p>bump.....:)</p>

<p>bump again...</p>

<p>You need to give us something to work with here: What kind of schools are you interested in? what can you afford, size, urban/rural/suburban, preferred major(s) or professional interest, culture, weather, etc...</p>

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financial aid is NOT important right now

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What does that mean? Right now? Have you actually asked what your parents will pay? Do you know your EFC? It's one thing if your family is willing to pay $60K/year - then FA is not important at all.</p>

<p>Key West Florida to Bar Harbour Maine is the East Coast. Along with answering M's Mom's questions a little more focused geographic input (hot/cold, city/rural, etc) would help us in helping you.</p>

<p>What I mean by financial aid is not important right now is that my family can afford full tuition and will pay it if necessary. If I get some aid that's great and they hope I do, but if worst comes to worst they will pay full tuition. </p>

<p>Size - I like bigger (10,000+, doesn't matter how big it gets), but i wouldn't mind looking in the 4,000 to 10,000 range</p>

<p>City/suburban/rural doesn't matter as long as there are things to do on campus/a fun atmosphere. Weather also isn't important to me. I guess I am willing to look from South Carolina to the top of the East Coat.</p>

<p>bump.......</p>

<p>Some of the SUNYs would match</p>

<p>Edit: weighted GPA is 4.05, not 3.85</p>

<p>I opened the 2011 USN&WR. </p>

<p>Roughly speaking based purely on stats:</p>

<p>National Universities</p>

<p>Schools ranked 1-25 are a reach, many a far reach.
Schools ranked 26-50, mild reach-target
Schools ranked 51-75, target-safety.</p>

<p>There will be exceptions in all categories.</p>

<p>For National Liberal Arts Colleges</p>

<p>Schools ranked 1-15 Reach to high reach.
Schols ranked 16-30 Low Reach-Target
Schools ranked 31-45 Target-safety </p>

<p>(again, exceptions in all categories, probably)</p>

<p>The thing about 'merit' scholarships -- you probably have to sacrifice a bit of quality of school to get this.</p>