US domestic (US citizen
State/Location of residency: AK
Type of high school *: Large public but taking a vet assisting class at the vo-tech school
Intended Major(s) Equine science or something closely related (but not equine therapy)
GPA, Rank, and Test Scores
- Unweighted HS GPA: 4.0
- Weighted HS GPA (incl. weighting system): 4.17
- Class Rank: 29/417
- ACT/SAT Scores: 33/1380
Taking a mix of AP and IB classes. In her senior year she is just starting IB Chem and IB Bio which are 2 year courses. She plans to take the AP exams for those in the spring. Will take IB exams for English and history, took AP Calc A/B but is “done” with math. Doing a vet assisting internship and will take the certification exam for that thru her class.
Competes hunter/jumper in local horse shows and in IEA shows in Washington. Works at the barn where she takes lessons cleaning stalls and assisting with lessons.
Officer in NHS.
Should get decent LORs
Cost Constraints / Budget
below $40k per year after merit aid is applied (won’t qualify for financial aid)
She wants a school bigger than 2000 students but not so big that they they have their own fire department (like Purdue does!).
Interested in University of Findlay (Ohio), Delaware Valley
University, University of Kentucky, University of New Hampshire, and Colorado State. University of Findlay is the only one she has visited so far. Doesn’t have the fine arts classes to apply to CA schools.
And, she is interested in Hartpury University in Gloucester, UK for their Equine Performance and Rehabilitation major.
Would like to compete on the college equestrian team (most likely IHSA—she doesn’t have her own horse).
She says she isn’t interested in vet school, but I’m hoping she’ll keep that option open.