OOS student going to California, which colleges?

<p>Which colleges in California would be a match for me? I'm not too sure what major I will be in, but probably something Health-related or maybe Engineering. I will also continue to play my violin.</p>

<p>High School: Magnet School (Engineering Program)
State: Nevada
Ethnicity: Asian
Gender: Female</p>

<p>Unweighted GPA- 4.0
Weighted GPA- 4.8
Rank- 1 out of about 500</p>

<p>SAT- 2100 (plan on retaking in October)
CR- 640
Math- 760
W- 700</p>

<p>AP
World History- 5
U.S. History- 5
English Language- 4</p>

<p>AP classes I am taking next year (senior year)
Calculus AB
U.S. Government
English Literature</p>

<p>EC
Violin (11 years)
National Honor Society (10, 11)
(Local/City) Youth Orchestra, after school program (11)
Math tutoring, volunteering (10,11)
Library, volunteering (11)</p>

<p>Awards/Achievements
Student of the month, engineering (9)
Student of the month, music (11)
Section Leader of School Orchestra (10,11)
Honor Orchestra (10, 11)
All State Orchestra (11)
National History Day, 1st place State (11)</p>

<p>How much is cost a concern? If it is a big concern, note that the CSUs (including the Cal Polys) are significantly less expensive than the UCs.</p>

<p>^^^</p>

<p>How much will your parents pay? The Calif publics don't give much/any aid to OOS students. The Calif publics expect OOS students to pay full freight.</p>

<p>Do you know what your EFC is?</p>

<p>LMU & SCU are options, but they're expensive and don't meet need.</p>

<p>You may need to consider other states or instate options if money is an option.</p>

<p>Why California? You have strong stats and will have lots of great options if you broaden your geographic limit.</p>