i've picked an architecture prgm. now what schools?

<p>Hey guys its me again. I got alot of great responses to my last post, and will hopefully get as many this time. I've decided on the 4+2 prgm. for architecture, i think it will give me some flexibility but also a good prep. for grad. school.
so, what schools should i be looking at based on...........</p>

<p>White male
Rural town (pop. 250, dont laugh too loud haha) in Arkansas
parents divorced (neither went to college) living w/ mom who makes $35000
working 5-15 hrs./week at a winery
catholic private bording/day school all guys (only attending because of Financial aid and scholarships)</p>

<p>senior classes: AP Stats, AP calculus, religion, journalism, physics honors, AP literature, us history honors
-----have also taken AP language and AP chem, Latin I and II, and all pre-requisite courses.
----4.0 grade avg (4.0 scale) may drop slighty this year due to AP Calc.
----rank 1/50-----should be valedictorian</p>

<p>testing:
AP------4 on eng.lang. and chem.
SAT----730 writing, 600 math, 690 reading (hoping to bring up math to above 670 and reading over 720, but base replies off current score)
ACT----30, wanting above 32
SAT subj.----700 chem, 650 math II (not good!)</p>

<p>extra curric:
SubiTones-10 guy elite choral group (5 hrs/week) outside of class
Cycling-ranked 3 in state,7-15 hrs/week
Leader and founder of church youth group (2 hrs/week)
Blue arrow (school admissions tour guide)
NHS, student council
varsity cross country captain
Columbian Squires (like knights of columbus)</p>

<p>awards:
gold medals for Latin I,II and choir
various awards for basically every subject
2nd in state cycling road race</p>

<p>I like private schools but public is ok. I also want a school that is well-rounded, not just great at architecture. Thanks a ton guys, for this and my last post!</p>

<p>Posted schools on your previous thread....</p>

<p>You do need to lift your Math SATs but I believe you will be a great candidate for Rice. Does your school routinely send kids to Rice?</p>

<p>Check out Cornell, Cincinnati and CMU too.</p>

<p>I know they are public and many around here will probably turn their noses up, but Mississippi State and Auburn actually have very good architecture programs. They are definitely worth looking into as they are fairly close to you. I've known several people who have graduated from one of the two programs and gone on to rewarding careers in the field.</p>

<p>As architecture is a profession of building, it does help to go to school in a large city where there are many different buildings and an active architecture community. No matter which program you attend, it is imperative that you take advantage of the junior year abroad to get yourself to Europe.</p>