Is this a sufficient list?

<p>I am debating whether or not this is a sufficient list of schools for me to apply to this fall. I'm interested in going into computer science. I think I might need another safety.</p>

<p>Case Western Reserve University (TARGET/REACH)
Georgia Institute of Technology (REACH)
Stevens Institute of Technology (TARGET/SAFETY)
Purdue University (SAFETY)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (REACH)
University of Washington-Seatle (TARGET)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (REACH)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (SAFETY/TARGET)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (TARGET)</p>

<p>My statistics:</p>

<p>ACADEMIA:</p>

<p>Freshman GPA: 3.52
Sophomore GPA: 3.52
Junior GPA: 3.75 W, 3.7 UW
Overall GPA: About 3.6</p>

<p>SAT Critical Reading: 610
SAT Math: 680
SAT Writing: 680
Total: 1970</p>

<p>My School does not rank.</p>

<p>AP Courses:
Biology (This year)
Computer Science A (Next Year)
Economics (Next Year)</p>

<p>3 letters of recommendation (math teacher, club advisor, guidance counselor)</p>

<p>EXTRACURRICULAR:</p>

<p>President of Support our Soldiers Club (10,11,12)
-Interviewed WW2 Veteran, contributed to National Archive</p>

<p>Red Cross Volunteer (8,9,10,11,12)
-Office management, computer database organization, phone duty, etc.</p>

<p>Varsity Swimming (9,10,11,12)
-Not a recruit!</p>

<p>Member of School Atmosphere Committee(11,12; Club was founded this year)
-Group of students selected by faculty
-Helped create a video to send to New England Board of Accreditation to display information about our school
-Spread word about school ideals and beliefs in various ways</p>

<p>HOOKS:</p>

<p>I am of Hispanic descent.</p>

<p>I will not be applying for financial aid (?).</p>

<p>Probably pretty safe:</p>

<p>San Jose State (relatively inexpensive for OOS cost, local to many computer companies which means better recruiting for internships and first job after graduation)</p>

<p>Worth considering, but may not be safety:</p>

<p>Minnesota (relatively inexpensive for OOS cost)
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (relatively inexpensive for OOS cost)</p>

<p>What about University of Connecticut if you are in state?</p>

<p>UCONN doesn't interest me at all. Thanks for your other suggestions!</p>

<p>Those look like sufficient safeties to me, assuming that you can afford to attend them. You have a good list of safety/match/reach schools.</p>

<p>@sacci: Thank you. Cost is not a factor.</p>

<p>I would add another one or two higher reach schools, than you currently have on your list, maybe a Carnegie Mellon or equivalent. Your URM status gives you (a little) more of a bump than you may realize.</p>

<p>More reaches, eh?</p>

<p>I personally think I'm stretching it with my current reaches (even considering I'm a URM). Maybe not though. After all, what the hell do I know?</p>