Pretty Average Student's Chances

<p>I was wondering where I can get in with these scores:</p>

<p>SAT's 1340 (690 V 650 M)
ACT 30 ( 33 Eng, 35 Reading, 27 Sci, 26 Math)
SAT II's: 790 US History, 700 Writing, 620 Math IC
GPA 3.7 prior to senior year which will be over 4
(Upward trend from low 3's frosh to mid 3's soph to 4 junior year)
Not great EC's: Track, Sports Editor of School Paper, Founder/ President of a teen issues club, piano, volunteer helping to educate local middle school kids on diversity
Should have strong recs and essays</p>

<p>I'm in the process of retaking the standardized tests (except for US History) and predict that my SATs will go up to around the 1400 mark, ACT to a 31 or maybe 32, and maybe a 20-30 point jump in the Math and Writing SAT II's.</p>

<p>Anyways, I have no idea where I should be looking. So far I'm considering some of the lower level UC's and Cal Poly-SLO (In state), Oregon, Colorado College, Boulder, and Boston College; however, I really have no idea where I can get into. What are my chances at these, or other schools you think would be good matches. My main interests in a college are that it be near skiing, it be strong in biology, and preferably (though its not a deal breaker) not too large. Thanks for the help.</p>

<p>your scores are not that average. they are pretty good</p>

<p>UC's -in state, i think you can go to just about any of these-UCLA and Berkley will be a bit of a reach for you, but i think you can get in
Cal Poly-SLO (In state)-in
Colorado College-in
Boston College-I think you have a great shot at this college</p>

<p>Have you visited any of these college's yet? you'll find that visiting a college is essential in the decision process, so if you can visit, do it! This will also give you a better idea of what you want out of a college. Once you have some general ideas of what you want, you can use some various college search engines, your guidance counselor, or college books to find some other ideas.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>Thanks for the info. You guys seem to think most of these are matches or maybe safeties i guess? What are a couple reaches you guys would suggest? Maybe in the northeast.</p>

<p>Just to throw some more out that I thought were major reaches:
Amherst (Not a chance in hell I'd get in)

<p>NYU - Very good chance
Middlebury - not too bad
Amherst - noy
Colby - good chance
Bates - good chance</p>