Please help me slim list!!!

<p>So I have so many schools on my list that I want to apply to, and I know it will be impossible.</p>

<p>I have a 3.76W GPA and a 2070 SAT(as of right now, hope to bring up to 2100), and varsity lax and other ECs.</p>

<p>I want a school where I will not only learn, but absolutely love my time at this college and never run out of things to do.</p>

<p>BC
Colgate
Charleston
SMU
UGA
UofMiami
Vanderbilt or Emory
Northwestern
UC-Boulder
Davidson
Elon
Tulane</p>

<p>Would you sort these out as </p>

<p>Superreach- Northwestern, Vandy
Reach- Colgate, BC, Tulane, Davidson
Fit- SMU, UGA, Miami, Elon
Safety- Charleston, Colorado-Boulder</p>

<p>??</p>

<p>Oh and I want to do something involving Social Sciences or English.. Maybe even an art, so a more liberal minded school/English-History strong school than Science and Math.</p>

<p>If you needed to whittle away at your list, you probably only NEED one safety and two match schools.</p>

<p>BC is a superreach..but besides that i would cut out colorado and davidson unless you really like them</p>

<p>"but absolutely love my time at this college and never run out of things to do."</p>

<p>Using this ^ as guidance, I'd definitely take off Colgate (too isolated) and probably Davidson too (though it's nowhere near as isolated as Colgate). I'd dump Elon, too. </p>

<p>I'd definitely KEEP Colorado on the list...Boulder is the prototype of a place where you'll never run out of things to do.</p>

<p>Oh my, Schmaltz. Anyone I know who went to Colgate is a rabid fan of the place!</p>

<p>Yeah Davidson was just an idea, don't really know much about it Same with Colgate, it's probably too cold up there for me anyway.</p>

<p>I'm thinking Colorado has to be on there for sure, and I've heard Elon is a really fun school, but it is in the middle of nowhere which I'd probably hate.</p>

<p>"Anyone I know who went to Colgate is a rabid fan of the place!"</p>

<p>Everybody I know who's used my plumber is a rabid fan of his, but they don't want him to tune their pianos.</p>

<p>If you don't get the point here, page, it's that I'm not saying Colgate is bad or even a boring place...simply a place where the options are extremely limited. When a guy puts something like "never run out of things to do" as one of his main criteria, a small college in a 2-stoplight village isn't what HE's looking for. I'm guessing the vast majority of people who choose Colgate don't have "never run of things to do" at the top of their criteria list...they go there with a desire for something along the lines of "a close-knit community of learning with few of the distractions and worries of a larger and more hectic place." If so, it's no wonder they are rabid fans of the place.</p>

<p>I spent a year of grad school at the U of St Andrews, which is really isolated but in a bigger town than Colgate's. I have a pretty high tolerance for boredom, but by the time I left I was about like Jack Nicholson at the end of "The Shining." So I have real empathy for people who want to be able to have a wide variety of options on a Friday night.</p>

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Everybody I know who's used my plumber is a rabid fan of his, but they don't want him to tune their pianos.

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<p>Well, I certainly can't argue with that...</p>

<p>What I meant was, there is a lot to do on campus. The students I know didn't feel they were limited at all. </p>

<p>That said, yes, I know what you mean. I went to undergrad in a college town, and grad school in a city. Of course, there was more to do off campus in the city.</p>

<p>I think you have a solid chance for BC.</p>

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I have a pretty high tolerance for boredom, but by the time I left I was about like Jack Nicholson at the end of "The Shining." So I have real empathy for people who want to be able to have a wide variety of options on a Friday night.

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That just made me laugh embarasssingly loud in the library.</p>

<p>Yeah, there were more than a few people at St. Andrews who breathed a sigh of relief when I turned in my dorm-room key and left the area. I once got chastised for climbing a tree by the faculty member who was the resident oversee-er of the grad dorm I lived in. I'd just done 10 years in the US Navy, and he was worried I couldn't handle a...tree. So much for spontinaity. I might add that I was completely sober when I climbed the tree...which was perhaps the only thing I did there while not under the influence of that great pub beer. Heeeeeeeeer's Johnny!!!!!</p>

<p>anyone else have some comments or suggestions?</p>

<p>maybe Furman?</p>

<p>I think your original list is great--just get rid of Colgate, Davidson, and Elon. Also, I'd substitute Florida State, U of South Carolina, or Pittsburgh for Charlseston.</p>

<p>math, its not a solid chance for bc. the gpa is weighted. op will get in at bu and northeastern with money no problem</p>

<p>BC
Charleston
SMU
UGA
UofMiami
Vanderbilt
Emory
Northwestern
UC-Boulder
Tulane </p>

<p>Could someone chance me on each?</p>

<p>in at all except bc and northwestern/possibly vanderbilt</p>

<p>What about Emory?</p>

<p>collegebound, you should go to BC's website and look at their median SAT (1950 - 2100 rough estimate)i think the OP falls around the area so its not a super reach. Northwestern would be a super reach and is on an entirely different level than BC.</p>

<p>BC - match/slight reach
Charleston - safety
SMU - match
UGA - match
UofMiami - match
Vanderbilt - reach
Emory - reach
Northwestern -reach
UC-Boulder - match
Tulane - match/slight reach</p>