please suggest LAC's for me

<p>I have never thought about applying to an LAC, but I'm more attracted to them as I learn about them. What would be some good LAC's that I could apply to with my interests shown below? When you make the suggestion could you please tell me if the school is a reach, match, or safety?</p>

<p>SAT I: 670 M 700 V
SAT II: 630 IIC 660 Wri 750 US </p>

<p>top 10 % </p>

<p>4.1/4.5 GPA UW </p>

<p>6 AP's this year </p>

<p>EC's are average
hopefully my recs and essay will be good. </p>

<p>I am Hispanic from a poor city. </p>

<p>I will bring my SAT Math to over 700. My SAT IIC will be over 720. I doubt my writing will get over 700, but I will try. I'm also going to take the sat II physics. </p>

<p>I would like to double major in engineering and (economics or business), and go somewhere in the northeast.</p>

<p>There aren't too many true LACs with Engineering, and I'd avoid the "3/2" engineering programs that have you leaving the first college after junior year and going to a big university for two more years in order to get an engineering degree.</p>

<p>As far as I can tell, Swarthmore (in suburban Philadelphia) is the best LAC that has engineering. Great college, beautiful campus, really smart and diverse student body. The engineering program isn't really geared toward getting a job right out of college. More geared toward going for an MBA (which is a good idea for career purposes anyway). Your URM status would be a plus in getting in. Lots of need-based money.</p>

<p>Another to consider is Bucknell, in central PA.</p>

<p>Some other LAC's with engineering programs: Lehigh, Lafayette (PA), Trinity College (CT), Union College (NY).</p>

<p>Thanks for the suggestions BaltDad and carolyn.</p>

<p>While not technically a liberal arts college, I suggest that you check out the Olin College of Engineering. It is an engineering school that focuses on developing well-rounded, liberally educated engineers. Though it is new, it is super, super selective (average SAT of 1500). One of the reasons for their selective nature is their generous financial aid. According to their website, "All students admitted to Olin College receive an Olin Scholarship covering tuition during the four years of the baccalaureate program. This scholarship is currently valued at more than $125,000."</p>

<p>It is probably at least worth looking at. Their website is <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Also, you may want to do a Google search on the school to learn a little more about their function and how they came to be. It is a very interesting story.</p>

<p>Good luck</p>