<p>So im trying to come up with a list of reasonable colleges to apply to and im not so sure what I should be considering. I really want a school with a good chem program. I dont have great SAT scores (710m/620v/620w = 1950), a NO im not re-taking... i hate the sat! (like who doesnt loL!) 670sat2 chem, 710 ushist, 700math2 and i will have taken a total of 8 ap classes by the time that i graduate. I have an solid-high A average and am involved in lots of ECs w/ leadership too. also doing research for an intel project to be submitted. Where can i consider applying as a reach (columbia?? , whereelse) match (george washington, boston university +++?), safety (UMD collegepark, suny binghamton+++?), any other input for good schools for me and are my assumptions of schools for each category reasonable?? Btw im from ny w/ no minority status to help me out... thanks for any help!! :D</p>

<p>If you don't want to retake the SAT, consider taking the ACT</p>

<p>umm, thanks but no thanks... im not a fan of standardized testing. can anyone give me an opinion of good schools for the stats that ive got! :(</p>

<p>Villanova is a real nice school. If you want to have a decent shot at some Ivys, you may want to retake the SAT, but then again, do whatever your most confortable with.</p>

<p>Columbia will be a huge reach with that SAT score. Maybe look at Brandeis, NYU for matches, Boston U is definitely a good match for you. UMD College Park is probably a safe match, you might also want to look at Penn State for Safety.</p>

<p>thanks so much cool2bars! so basically can i make the assumption that any ivy is a reach, anything private and lower than an ivy is a match, and public universities would be safeties?</p>

<p>Any ivy is a major reach. Many other privates are, too. For matches, given no hook, look at schools where you are at the 75%. There are many.</p>

<p>I'm a chemistry major at Brandeis. It looks like you're probably a match (though I don't know what the average test scores are nowadays). If you have any questions about the school or the program, drop me a message.</p>

<p>Okay so i've compiled a list of about 20 schools (i know... but i need to start somewhere!) I was wondering if you guys could give me some input on what each school would be and my chances of getting in and if you esp recc. a school, thanks for your input thus far!!
SUNY Binghamton
UMD- collegepark
Johnns hopkins
Penn State
U Wisconsin- madison
U Michigan
U IL- Urbana
Carnegie Mellon
SUNY albany
Franklin & Marshall
thanks guys! just copy&paste that and put in ure comments, thanks so much!!!</p>

<p>SUNY Binghamton - dunno
Columbia - huge reach
Cornell - reach
NYU - match
BU - match
Tufts - slight reach
Brandeis - match
GW - match
UMD- collegepark - match
Johnns hopkins - slight reach
Lafayette - dunno
Penn State - likely admit
UPenn - reach
U Wisconsin- madison - likely admit
U Michigan - OOS slight reach
U IL- Urbana - dunno
Emory - dunno
Carnegie Mellon - slight reach
Haverford - slight reach
SUNY albany - ok
Wesleyan - match IF YOU STAND OUT
Franklin & Marsha - dunnol</p>