<p>I live in Connecticut.
I have about a 3.7 unweighted GPA (my school doesn't weight GPAs), 29 ACT, and I believe I am in the top 10% of my class. I'm also a member of NHS, French Club, Student Government President, newspaper assistant editor, varsity golfer, and I hold food drives in my neighborhood.
I would rather not attend a college in Connecticut since I don't like it here whatsoever and would rather explore a new area. Connecticut's so small and I've pretty much seen the whole thing!</p>
<p>So, is it easier to get into a school as an out of state student? The public school I'm looking at is University of Washington. Combined with my grades and the fact that I'm out of state, would you say that I would have a good chance of getting in and that I would be given more money? Also, what schools are notorious for giving out money to students like me?</p>
<p>Money is a major issue. My parents cannot afford to pay for my complete college tuition and I do not want to take out $200k in loans. I'm really looking for a place that will provide a good financial package, because if I want to attend college (which after some debate, I have decided to do) financial aid is crucial.</p>