Reaches, Matches, and Safeties...???

<p>I have a list of 8 schools, and I want to know if I have enough reaches (2), matches (4), and safeties (2).</p>

<p>Is that how my list is looking?</p>

UMiami (EA)

GPA: 3.45UW/3.76W---UC GPA 3.5
SAT: ~1800-2000 (estimated)
RANK: Top 5-7%</p>

<p>Courses: HL Pre-Calc, AP Calc, AP English, AP US History, HL Chem, HL Span 3, AP English, AP Stats, AP Gov/Econ, AP Psych</p>

<p>EC's/Community Service/Awards: Tennis, CSF, VBall Club (Treasurer), Sign Language Club, Foreign Foods Club (VP), Journalism (Entertainment Editor), Early Academic Outreach Program, Relay 4 Life, Key Club (VP), Random Acts of Kindness Club, Recycling Club, Certificate of Scholastic Achievement, Circle B Athletic Award, Block B Academic Letter, and "Most Consistent Player" - Tennis.</p>

<p>Also 2 immediate family members had/have cancer during my high school years.</p>

<p>If you could help that would be great.....</p>

<p>The reason for asking this question is because I feel I have too many safe schools.</p>

<p>SDSU isn't too difficult, and Oregon is 100% guarantee. ASU has over a 90% acceptance rate, and FSU isn't known for its difficult admissions. LMU has an avg. gpa of 3.4</p>

<p>But I'm not sure if that will qualify the schools as safeties for me.</p>

<p>I'm also interested in Penn St. and UFlorida....what would those be for me?</p>

<p>I don't know if I'd put LMU as a safety for you.... probably a Match. FSU, ASU, SDSU, and Oregon are definitely safety schools though.</p>

<p>Thanks...Well since you think I have 4 safety schools, could you reccommend some matches or reaches that are similar types of schools as the ones I've listed.</p>

<p>Also what is UMiami? Match? Reach? I hear rank is weighted heavily....bc I'm like Top 30 out of around 650-700 hopefully that will help me out.</p>

<p>Miami would probably be a match for you.</p>

<p>I hope I get in there...., but I still need options. The safer schools I'm considering is Indiana U, Florida State, Arizona State, San Diego State, and U Oregon......which do you think are the 3 best for overall experience?</p>


<p>UCSB: Match</p>