<p>I know time is running out, but I'm reconsidering everything I've established and have decided to shoot for better schools than I've been aiming for. I need honest opinions to shorten my list. (want to major in environmental science)
Florida resident
Senior in hs.
Very low income
Single parent household
First gen
I attend a title 1 school
unweighted gpa 3.3
Weighted gpa 4.3
Class rank is like 33/411 (top 10%)
SAT 1980
ACT 30
Beta club president for two years
Academic a team president
1 year of debate club
I've taken 8 AP classes (4 this year)
10 years of classical piano
5 years classical guitar
70 Volunteer hours at smithsonian marine station
Been working part time since tenth grade</p>

<p>Ok so here are some colleges I'm just looking through. PLEASE let me know my matches and reaches and what may be reasonable</p>

<p>Middlebury college, university of Colorado boulder, fort Lewis college, Whitman college, reed college, Cornell, Colby, swarthmore, Oregon state, st Lawrence.</p>

<p>I also need to know if it looks likely that I'd receive good financial aid at any of these schools. I'm very low income and can't afford too much.</p>

<p>Any other colleges I should check out?

<p>Bump. I really need opinions</p>

<p>*Acceptance rates are in parenthesis. I am basing your likelihood of getting accepted on acceptance rate percentages, GPA, SAT, ACT, and a weighing of your extracurriculars. I am NOT taking into account your recommendations or essay.</p>

<p>Middlebury College (20%): Reach
University of Colorado @ Boulder (84%): Likely/Safety School
Whitman College (44%): Reach/Likely
Reed College (41%): Reach/Likely
Cornell College (44%): Likely
Colby (34%): Reach (due to low acceptance rate)/I hear that being interested in travel can help your admission chances
Swarthmore (17%): Reach
St. Lawrence (39%): Likely (or reach, due to low acceptance)</p>

<p>May I ask why your GPA is so low? It seems like there is a huge difference between your unweighted and weighted GPA.</p>

<p>Also, I would like to point out that the University of Boulder is a party school. LOL, not sure if you knew that or if that is desirable to you...
I live in Colorado and trust me, unless you're really into outdoorsy things (hiking, horseback riding, camping, sailing, basking in the CONSTANTLY sunny days), it doesn't really have much to offer.</p>

<p>Financial aid is an issue for me, as well. Below is a link for the top colleges with the best financial aid :) I believe you are already applying to a few.
63</a> Colleges With the Best Financial Aid - CBS News </p>

<p>Hope this helped :)</p>

<p>Thanks that helped a lot! My gpa sucks cause I slacked in 9th grade. That's one way I'm going to show improvement in my personal statement. I improved so drastically and matured so much over the past four years. </p>

<p>Any other opinions?</p>