O so confused Junior

<p>Hello. Confused Junior here Curious as to where I should be applying</p>

<p>Here are some stats.
White Male.
Avg for 9 + 10 = 91.36
Average for 11 = 93.5 (Weighted averages)</p>

<p>Top 10% of class
1350 on SAT - Retaking.
Taken AP GAP, AP Chem (Soph), AP Bio, AP USH, AP Eng Lang (Junior), AP Physics C, AP Calc BC, AP Euro, AP Lit, AP Span (Senior year)
150 Hours of community service involving tutoring/teaching to little kids in regards to math + science as the primary focus</p>

<p>EC -
Robotics - Grade 11
Varsity Tennis - 9, 10, 11
Math Tutoring Program - 10
Tutoring of Underprivileged kids in city - 11
Anime Club - 10, 11
Green Team - Very active member, passionate - 10, 11, Will be pres as senior
Spanish Club - founder, Grade 11</p>

<p>Also. During the summer I am doing an internship at local medical center, doing research with college graduates
And then I will be interning with a lawyer for the rest of the summer, with a part-time job</p>

<p>I'm currently split though as well. Not only do I have about 0 idea what colleges I want to apply to, I have a very poor idea what field I want to do
I excel and have natural ability in physical sciences - Chem and Physics, etc
But after my AP GAP class, I'm in love with the social sciences... So recommendations for either field would be sweet :)</p>

<p>Also - I will be applying to UConn as my general safety school - I am from a suburb of Hartford</p>

<p>If you need more Info - let me know :)</p>

<p>(Sorry if poor grammar exists... its 530 in the morning haha)</p>

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I excel and have natural ability in physical sciences - Chem and Physics, etc
But after my AP GAP class, I'm in love with the social sciences... So recommendations for either field would be sweet

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<p>Not exactly physical sciences, but, if you have a natural ability for * math * and, at the same time, are in love with social sciences, then economics might be a good choice of major for you. It's basically a social science with a quantitative/math approach to it. </p>

<p>The best schools for an economics major in case you are interested are (in no particular order): Princeton, MIT, Harvard, Yale, Chicago, and Berkeley.</p>

<p>Also, consider Boston University, American, GWU and NYU. Best of luck!</p>

<p>1350 just CR and Math or overall? If it's the former, you're in great shape! You can probably attend most any that you want. If it's the latter, you need some work.</p>

<p>Sorry there
Called it "physical sciences" b/c that is what most colleges call it on their website
So - physics, chem, engineering kinda thing
But like I said, I'm kinda split both ways</p>

<p>And yes... 1350/1600, but I do plan a retake .</p>

<p>Shameless Bump!</p>

<p>bump?!</p>

<p>:)</p>

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The best schools for an economics major in case you are interested are (in no particular order): Princeton, MIT, Harvard, Yale, Chicago, and Berkeley.

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<p>Your grades and SATs are low for HYPM, especially for a white male from CT. To be seriously considering those schools, you'd want to have SATs about 100 points higher, close to a 4.0 GPA, and even then it'd be a crap shoot. If you maintain/raise your stats, and do well on the essays, you might have a good shot at Chicago. Ditto for other Ivies, perhaps, but you would need to pick some good safety/match schools. Carnegie Mellon, University of Rochester, Virginia Tech come to mind as good schools for science, technology, engineering. For economics and other social sciences, there are lots of great schools beyond the Ivies and New England. Browse this forum.</p>

<p>ok so you like chemistry and physics... why not the field of forensics? you could do forensic biology (which i want to study) or forensic chemistry which is just as cool... :)</p>

<p>How about a field like environmental law? It would combine your interests in the physical sciences with the social sciences. Other possibilities- management consulting, econometrics, teaching. I'm sure other posters could come up with a longer list.</p>

<p>You will want to think about how you present yourself to colleges. Right now your profile is a bit murky. I see in it</p>

<p>Anime (creative, visual arts or English)
Spanish
Law
Medicine, hard sciences
Math</p>

<p>As an admissions officer I would have a hard time figuring out what kind of student you would be. Do you have some kind of overarching interest or activity that ties these together a bit? This is not to say that there's anything wrong with being a well-rounded student or being undecided about your major. It's just that your app. may come off as a bit scattered. If I were you I would do some research on possible fields of study and focus your activities in the coming year on those areas most closely related to the what you think you may want to pursue.</p>

<p>You sound like someone who would do well at a LAC. You'd have time to take courses in a number of fields before deciding on your major. I agree that HYPS would be a stretch but there are a slew of great small to medium size colleges in New England and beyond to which you should be well matched.</p>

<p>I agree with the LAC suggestion by Lulu22. I think LACs are particularly well-suited to kids who aren't sure what they want to major in and might therefore spend a lot of time in large, annonymous intro courses at private universities and big state schools. Nothing beats the personal attention of a faculty member to help you find your passion in life: If you do well in a small LAC class, you will be noticed and there will be lots of opportunity to talk about the next step with a faculty member who cares about the subject at least as much as you do. And LACs really help you to develop your writing and persuasive reasoning skills-there are very few multiple choice tests when there are only 30 kids the room, regardless of what you are studying.</p>

<p>If you are really passionate about 'green living' and environmental sciences (which seem to be your `themes'), there are a number of schools that take that seriously. Oberlin and Bowdoin are two schools that stand out in my mind, but there are many, many others. </p>

<p>My suggestion would be to visit your nearest LAC, sit in on some classes, and see how it feels. If its too small, try one that's more urban and a private university with an undergrad focus (which is defined as very few graduate students competing with undergrads for faculty attention).</p>

<p>I too would strongly suggest looking at LACs. They are the perfect environment for exploring a variety of fields before committing yourself to a specific major or area of interest. Science, environmental issues, and social science are all very strong at places like Oberlin. To get a sense of what the students are like in terms of their multiple interests, see Oberlin</a> Blogs.</p>

<p>Hello</p>

<p>Reading what you guys wrote I definitely agree - as does my father - with the whole LAC thing. My next question for you guys is what colleges are these "small to medium colleges in NE that * would be a great match for"</p>

<p>Right now I'm not really looking @ a college more prestigious than Brown. Brown is going to be the top tier college that I apply to, and even that I know is probably not happening.</p>

<p>Bumping for the sheer trend that posts on the front page get more looks :PPPPP</p>

<p>Take a look at Colby and Bates in Maine. Both strong sciences and environmental focus-huge outdooring clubs at both schools and slightly less competitive than Bowdoin. (But you have to be okay with cold winters.)</p>

<p>Thanks M's Mom!</p>

<p>roar?
I feel like the college list my counselor and I made up is ... too much reach
I'm scared to even look @ it haha</p>