It's almost April, I need more schools!

<p>This transfer round, I applied to 4 different schools. I have already been rejected from one of them, and it was my "safety" school. I'm a bit nervous now and want to find somewhere else, somewhere I can still apply. I'm looking for a school or schools with a good economics program, a pretty fairly liberal campus, and a name that grad schools can still look at with respect. </p>

<p>any help would be great, otherwise, it's going to be a long year.</p>

<p>ok, so list them, we can't really help you unless we know what you're looking for</p>

<p>NYU - Stern or CAS Deadline is April 1st
WashU - Deadline April 15th</p>

<p>Northwestern - May 1st</p>

<p>What school were you rejected from?</p>

<p>yeah, I guess I'm just freaking out and didn't expand.
let me explain my situation firstly, because it's fairly difficult to understand where I stand as a prospective student. </p>

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<li>My high school grades were extremely poor, hovering somewhere between a 2.0 and a 2.5.</li>
<li>I was suspended (for 1 year, over a year ago) from my first University for being intoxicated under age twice.</li>
<li>I now attend a community college in Pittsburgh PA where, if my current semester grades remain the same, I will have a 3.75 overall GPA over 49 credits including Honors Macroecon, Honors Microecon, Calculus I and II, and plenty of "core" classes such as english, spanish I and II, philosophy, astronomy, etc etc...</li>
<li>My GPA at my first college was a 3.35 for only 13 credits.</li>
<li>I was rejected from the university of Pittsburgh, although I attend a university of Pittsburgh class each tuesday and thursday (international economics) through a cross registration program.</li>
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<p>I have pending applications in at Boston University, New York University and Vassar College. I basically want a school with a good name for grad school, most likely a Liberal Arts college (NYU and BU were the only real "city" schools I really wanted to attend and ran out of time for my Reed application). I loved the environment of Vassar, somewhere where uniqueness (read: weirdness) isn't looked down on but students are very determined. basically, where can I get those Reed/Chicago/Swarthmore ideals, but somewhere possibly more open to understand my "situation"</p>

<p>PS. I'm sure most of the amazing people on CC have no idea what to do with a situation like my own but any advice, or ideas for schools would be great. if this time doesn't work out, I'll be working on my spring apps, and I've heard it's even harder then.</p>

<p>quick note: SAT scores were around 650 for each subject.
quick note II: I have no outstanding criminal record, just collegiate.</p>

<p>I feel for you, however, it would've done you well to think this through a bit more thoroughly. Your GPA doesn't justify making UPitt a "safety" --it is a top-60 USN&WR university.</p>

<p>My community college has a transfer agreement program stating that after 60 credits, high school GPA isn't considered and CCAC students receive a "boost" come admissions time. This "rule" was removed in my case because of the 6 months spent working between my graduation from high school and attending college.
In all honesty, it should have been a safety/match. My GPA overall (including my first college, stands at around a 3.65/only at my CC - including my cross registered class at Pitt is around a 3.75) is fairly well over the normal GPA deeming acceptance. My SAT scores are also all around in the top 25% or 30%. I'm vice president of my schools poli-sci club, founding member of the Poli-sci newsletter, a writer for the CC newsletter, in the honors program, and have taken (in my opinion) a very rigorous course load. It has just come as a clear sign that my suspension in a lot of cases will outweigh my change and motivation.</p>

<p>I don't really understand how objectivity towards if a school was a "safety" is helping much either. I don't mean to be rude but telling me what I should have done doesn't aid my situation now. I'd like some honest opinions on colleges to look towards quickly, or that I can apply to in the spring. I don't want to sell my self short because of my past mistakes but I know I need something more to fall back on. </p>

<p>I don't want to return to the school that suspended me for personal reasons also.</p>