<p>I graduated from high school in June and took a year off after deferring my admissions to Boston University due to financial concerns. I recently told BU that I will not be attending and I am beginning to apply to schools AGAIN. This time, I would like to do it right and not apply to schools that are financially out of my range. Can anyone help? This is honestly so frustrating and draining to have to repeat this process after applying to 10 schools last year. But it must be done and I honestly just want to get it over with. My high school kept my teacher recommendations from last year (thank god) and I will use the same essays. I just really need suggestions to do it right this time. I would like to major in Journalism, English, Communications, or Psychology. Nothing is set in stone and YES I understand these majors aren't exactly great for emploment but I'll just have to live with that. I'm from Long Island, NY.</p>
<p>I applied to Hunter College in NYC as a safety and because it's only $5,000 a year. I also applied to Mizzou's journalism school just to see how much money they would give me (probably not enough, but it's worth a shot).</p>
<p>Most I'm willing to pay per year: $15,000. My family's EFC is around $7,000
GPA: 96 (3.8ish) weighted after senior year. I had a 99 GPA senior year.
Graduated with 4 APs, and mostly honors classes.
Good ECs + worked a job for 2 years in high school.
Good essay & Recommendation. </p>
<p>It seems like SUNY schools would be my best bet, but the idea of spending 4 years in upstate, NY doesn't really appeal to me. I like cities, or towns with character. A social student body, but good academics as well. The size doesn't really matter. I really only want to apply to 2 more schools, I spent way too much money on applications last year. </p>
<p>Any ideas? Or is upstate NY in my future? Hunter for 2 years, than transfer to a better school? HELP? I want to do it right this time.</p>