Reaches: How far of a reach is manageable?

<p>So, I have had my heart set on one school for as long as I can remember, Syracuse’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. Predictably, I applied early decision to that school. But, it is my senior year and I need to start preparing to deal with not being accepted to Newhouse and I need to have a back up plan. So I have compiled a list of safeties, matches and reaches. However, I don’t know how far of a reach is fathomable. I’ll list my stats and if you could tell me if I have a small chance at any of these schools, I would greatly appreciate that :). (consider that these schools would be on my list as reaches).</p>

<li>Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism</li>
<li>Boston College Journalism Program</li>
<li>Cornell University, Journalism</li>

SAT: 610V 610M 590W
SAT II: taking soon I’ll be taking spanish and math II
*These are soooo low, it just brings down my whole stats…would SATs keep me from getting in to these schools?</p>

<p>GPA: 3.92 UW, no idea weighted
Ranked 4/78, chance of moving up, it’s close</p>

<p>AP’s: 3/6, scheduling difficulties caused me to miss out on 3.</p>

<p>EC’s: too many to list, but leadership positions in 5 of them, and all of them are long term (4yrs)…Nothing related to journalism though because my school is small and doesn’t offer.</p>

<p>I have already had my recs written, they are very well written and complementary.</p>

<p>First generation College student.</p>

<p>If I missed any important stat, let me know!</p>

<p>Cornell is a pretty far reach, but i say you don't lose anything by applying.</p>

<p>^Except maybe $60 or so dollars... :P
I'm not so sure about Newhouse, but on a whole, it is much easier to get into Syracuse than Cornell (yes, I like to point out the obvious)</p>

<p>Well, for Missouri, you could get accepted to the pre-journalism program as a freshman, but by being in the pre-J program, you could get accepted to the J-school sophomore year. :)</p>

<p>yeah cornell definetly is a reach. bc would be more do-able but your SATs are still a little low. but yeah, your GPA and rank do a lot to help that. i would say you have a decent chance of getting into BC regular decision. at BC you would just apply to the college of arts and sciences, no different acceptance rates for different majors within the same school. sorry, dont know anything about missouri</p>

<p>Missouri</a> School of Journalism: Admissions</p>

<p>Take a look at this link for information about admission to MU School of Journalism. I don't think you would have any problem if your class rank holds, as long as you have met the remainder of the university's admission requirements: language, math, English, social studies, etc.</p>

<p>Have you considered taking the ACT?</p>