Please Recommend a College to Me

<p>Hi,</p>

<p>I am junior and I took the SAT for the first time in May while I was really sick.
I received my scores back and I am definitely taking it again.
My scores are 550 Critical Reading, 500 Math, and 480 Writing.
Please don't criticize me just because my scores are low. :-)
My GPA is a 96.81 and I have a lot of extracurricular activities (internships/clubs.)
I am taking the most challenging classes my school offers.
My ideal school is in the Northeast and the only state I am considering in the West is California.
I want to know what schools you recommend I apply to if I want to major in Chemical Engineering.</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>Someone reply please. :-)</p>

<p>What is your home state? What can your family afford?</p>

<p>My home state is New York and I am not worrying about money in regard to selecting schools.</p>

<p>Any reply would help at this point, no matter how big or small.</p>

<p>Well, based on your SAT scores now, It's hard to make a judgment. Your gpa is wonderful, good courses, but the SAT score just throws it off. You don't reflect consistency, which is what those elite colleges wanna see. Assuming you take it again, and do better (each section in the high 600's), I'd recommend Lafayette, Haverford, Boston U, Brandeis, Northeastern, Hamilton, Tufts, University of Maryland-college park, Dickinson College, Muhlenberg College, Union College.</p>

<p>Thank you very much. I totally agree with your statement. I really want to take the SAT over in October since I was really sick and extra nervous when taking the test. I'll also try to have more SAT prep during the summer.</p>

<p>Since your in NY and interested in Chem E I would consider U Buffalo, SUNY Potsdam or SUNY Stony Brook.</p>

<p>I am definitely considering Buffalo and Stony Brook.</p>

<p>Maybe you should think about taking the ACT as well. Then assume that you can add at least 50 points to each SAT score and look for schools where your scores would at least be at the median. Just look down the U.S. News list. Also possibly schools like Hampshire and Sarah Lawrence might put less emphasis on scores for otherwise high achievers.</p>

<p>If you don't get at least 650 on the Math section its highly unlikely you're a good fit for Chemical Engineering.</p>

<p>How about some of the top SAT optional colleges like Wake Forest and Holy Cross?</p>

<p>That's what I am worried about.</p>

<p>I haven't really looked into those schools much but that's a great idea.</p>

<p>Are you a woman because if so, you could apply o schools like Smith and MT. Holyoke which don't require the SAT scores.
If you are not definitely look t schools were sending the SAT is optional. What type of schools are you looking for?</p>

<p>Try the ACT. Also there are schools like Wake Forest that are test optional, look into a couple of those.</p>

<p>Yes I am a girl. :-)</p>

<p>Maybe look up a list of schools (google) that don't require SATs. I know Franklin and Marshall, one of my top picks, lets students send in graded essays instead.</p>