Looking for a traditional campus in a big city

<p>Does anyone have any suggestions?</p>

<p>I have found, USC, University of Washington, Boston College, University of Michigan (sort of)
and i need some more ideas</p>

<p>My stats are</p>

<p>GPA: 3.6 Unweighted
ACT: just took but predict scores to be between a 27-31
Just finishing junior year- second semester junior year- 3.7</p>

<p>3 years tennis- 2 years varsity
3 years leadership
over 100 hours community service
2 years national honors society- next year officer
also want to start a key club and french club at my school</p>

<p>did a short exchange program in France too</p>

<p>Can anyone list some schools that have a traditional campus feel but are also located in a big city.</p>

<p>I was looking at boston university, but the campus is so scattered around throughout the city ( is what i have read, i have not visited, if anyone has a difference of opinion they can say it for BU)</p>

<p>I plan on majoring in athletic training or physical therapy </p>

<p>I know that this is a lot to ask for in a school , but i live in a small town and i am ready to experience something new and i want to be in a big city but i dont want to compromise the traditional campus for that, with sports teams and school spirit and so forth.</p>

<p>any suggestions will be appreciated </p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>University of Minnesota-Twin Cities</p>

<p>Is it the big city you want or the big university with big college athletics?</p>

<p>You know you can't major in physical therapy, right? That's a graduate major. If you're looking to major in kinesiology, which embraces the athletic training major, then if I would do a search for that major and make a list of the colleges that are in cities or at big schools. </p>

<p>That major is not as common in private universities as it is in the publics. </p>

<p>USC has a terrific program and also Rice University in Houston. Northeastern in Boston.</p>

<p>UMich has one of the best programs in the country, but also look at U Wisconsin and U Delaware.</p>

<p>Univ. of San Francisco, Loyola Marymount (SoCal), Northeastern (Bos) and Fordham (NY). My daughter attends Boston College and absolutely loves it! Short ride into the city on the "T".</p>

<p>GPA: 3.6 Unweighted
ACT: just took but predict scores to be between a 27-31
Just finishing junior year- second semester junior year- 3.7
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<p>You have some reaches for your stats.</p>

<p>Are you in-state for Washington?</p>

<p>Is money a concern?</p>

<p>Temple University, Philadelphia.</p>

<p>Here's a website that will let you research colleges quickly: the programs offered, the cost, admissions stats. College</a> Navigator - National Center for Education Statistics</p>

<p>I know that some of those schools are reaches for me, i haven't decided if i will even apply to them, i was just listing some schools that have what i am looking for.</p>

<p>I think some schools offer physical therapy as a major for under grad, like boston university has a combined athletic training/ physical therapy program? or am i misunderstanding?</p>

<p>Yes i am instate for washington</p>

<p>Thanks everyone for your options</p>

<p>What would i need to do to increase my chances for USC and U Michigan?</p>

<p>B</p>

<p>I have also taken 5 AP classes and an honors class ( my school only offers 2 honors classes) and i am advanced in every subject except for math. Does this help my chances at all?</p>

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Temple University, Philadelphia.

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<p>I like Temple. A little underrated IMO. Decent campus in an interesting blue-collar neighborhood of Philly. I've only been in a couple of the buildings there, but they were more than adequate.</p>

<p>The BU program lets you get a BA in athletic training, then a doctorate in PT.</p>

<p>Combined</a> Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training / Doctor of Physical Therapy (6-year accelerated) | College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College</p>

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What would i need to do to increase my chances for USC and U Michigan?

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<p>I agree with an earlier poster that those are reaches, but nothing wrong with applying to reaches. Try to make your first semester senior grades as high as possible, maybe consider retaking the ACT to see if you can raise it. Work hard on the essays. They are very important to private college admission and also to the smaller, specialty programs in big publics. Also, visit and arrange an interview with someone in the kinesiology department. For rolling admissions unis (Wisconsin...and do look at their program), apply EARLY, earlier the better. I would have given the same advice for Michigan, with bells on, but I believe they may be moving away from rolling admissions. I'm not sure when, though.</p>

<p>If the cost of attendance is an issue, then make sure you have "financial" safeties as well as admissions safeties.</p>

<p>Temple? Traditional campus? Maybe I have a different understanding of traditional...Anyway, have y'all ever walked around in the neighborhoods around Temple? No thanks for me.</p>

<p>Depending on what you mean by urban, I would suggest Tulane. You're a statistical match, it's a very traditional campus with lots of green and trees and pretty buildings, and it's in one of the USA's most fun cities--New Orleans. Downtown NO is 4 miles away from campus so maybe this is not urban enough for you, but it might be worth a look.</p>

<p>Thanks for those options guys.
Anyone else have some ideas?</p>

<p>UCLA, UC Berkeley, and San Diego State</p>

<p>A few more:</p>

<p>University of Miami, University of Colorado (Boulder), University of Denver, The Ohio State University (Columbus), Butler University (Indianapolis), Southern Methodist University (Dallas), Villanova University, University of Pittsburgh (more urban than traditional, has your programs)</p>

<p>American University in DC. Traditional campus in a suburban-type area but within city limits.</p>

<p>University of pennsylvania</p>

<p>Thanks guys! i will take all of those in to consideration</p>

<p>Pitt has one of the top, if not the top, athletic training programs in the country. According to</a> this study it was ranked 5th in the country (the top urban school). This is at least partly due to being affiliated with the their medical center's (UPMC</a>) Sports Medicine program which is one of the top in such programs in the world. </p>

<p>I know first hand that Pitt's athletic training program places some of its undergrad students as interns with the city's professional teams as well, and I know at least one of my former classmates that ended up with the Steelers his whole career so far because of it. </p>

<p>Pitt's Physical Therapy grad program is ranked #2 in US News, tied with Wash U in St. Louis and behind #1 USC.</p>

<p>As stated above, Pitt is more urban than traditional, but it is less urban than say NYU or Columbia. It has several large green spaces and sits adjacent to a large park, museums and Carnegie-Mellon University (see</a> unofficial photos posted by user quakerstake here).</p>

<p>I will look into Pitt. would it be a reach school for me?</p>

<p>Well, that's a little bit difficult to know with the limited info that you provided. The average GPA is 3.87. The middle 50% of composite ACTs is 25-30. I think based on your current GPA, which is trending up, and your predicted ACT, you match well. However, Pitt will also look closely at the rigor of your high school curriculum and your class rank (more so than GPA, half of Pitt students are in the top 10%, most in the top 25%). I also believe that Pitt will like the fact you are out-of-state (for geographic diversity purposes), although they won't say that. My guess is that you are likely a great fit for Pitt, but the question is how much financial help to expect (about 30% get non-need based aid), and those chances will only improve with increased numbers.</p>

<p>I should mention, since you are a tennis player, that there aren't any readily available outdoor courts on campus. You'll have to sneak over to CMU (.5 mile) or use courts in Schenley Park (1.0 mile from the Cathedral of Learning), but as I said both CMU and the park are adjacent to Pitt's campus. There is a [url=<a href="http://www.pittsburghpanthers.com/sports/w-tennis/pitt-w-tennis-body.html%5Dvarsity"&gt;http://www.pittsburghpanthers.com/sports/w-tennis/pitt-w-tennis-body.html]varsity&lt;/a> women's team<a href="I%20don't%20know%20if%20you%20are%20a%20young%20man%20or%20woman">/url</a>, and a [url=<a href="http://www.sorc.pitt.edu/search/orgSearch.asp?ID=951&search=type&orgTypePick=10"&gt;http://www.sorc.pitt.edu/search/orgSearch.asp?ID=951&search=type&orgTypePick=10&lt;/a&gt;] club tennis team<a href="I%20believe%20for%20both%20men%20and%20women">/url</a>, if you are so interested. But as far as a school with a great athletic training program, in an urban setting with professional sports, and sponsoring major D1 BCS conference sports of its own (hoops and basketball both are top 20 programs), and a highly regarded sports medicine program at its medical center, its almost an ideal match (apart from wanting the idealized traditional campus).</p>