<p>There are potentially hundreds of "safeties" since your stats are good. You do possibly need to get your SAT's up to improve your chances at the Ivies, but I have to say "aiming for 2400" sounds a bit naive. In one sense, well of course everyone is aiming for 2400, in another sense it sounds that way because only a handful achieve that in any year. And you don't need 2400. 2250+ will get you a chance anywhere, certainly 2300+.</p>
<p>Anyway, with things wide open for you since you are clearly a tippy top student, it would be super useful to narrow things down based on personal likes/dislikes. My usual list of questions is:</p>
<p>1) Size of school
2) Location (urban, suburban, rural) OK here we already know urban or close in suburban
3) Region of the country (does it have to be within a certain distance from home, or are there some regions you just do/don't want}
4) Weather preference (warm, medium, love snow)
5) Are sports important, either as a spectator or a participant?
6) Are Fraternities/Soroities in your future?
7) Co-ed, or is single sex OK?
8) Anything else that is of particular importance to you personally?</p>
<p>Finally, how about financial considerations? Clearly with your stats you could get merit aid at some schools, but Ivies and some of the other highest ranked schools don't have that. What's the story there?</p>
<p>As I say, knowing these things makes the list far more manageable. It will also be more meaningful when you have your SAT scores from after your junior year, when they are likely to be higher. Getting them over 2200 will open up a lot of merit money at a variety of schools.</p>