suggestions for lower reaches (help!)

<p>Can anyone please recommend lower reach/higer match schools for me? My stats and current college list are below.</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>Here's my current list</p>

<p>MIT ------------------->super reach
UPENN ----------------->super reach
Carnegie Mellon ----------> reach
Northwestern -------------> reach
U-maryland----------------> match
UMASS-Amherst ---->safety
Purdue-West Lafayette------safety</p>

<p>In the northeast, look also at the University of Rochester, Case-Western Reserve, RPI, Lehigh and Lafayette, maybe Northeastern. Your GPA and SAT scores are pretty good, and being a Hispanic ought to get you more consideration, with the combination possibly qualifying you for substantial merit aid.</p>

<p>MIT and Penn are super reaches for anyone; apply if you like (but not ED) but don't get high hopes.</p>

<p>thanks, i finally got a reply</p>

<p>do you really think that URoch, RPI, Lehigh and Northeastern are reaches for me?</p>

<p>In my uninformed, humble opinion:</p>

<p>RPI - match
Rochester - match
Lehigh - match
Northeastern - safety</p>

<p>Lower reaches/Higher Matches:</p>

<p>Swathmore - lower reach
Michigan - higher match
UVA - higher match
Union - match/safety
Cornell - reach</p>

<p>I think that you will get a huge boost in admissions from the facts that you are from a poor community and that you are an under-represented minority. Your gpa and test scores illustrate that you belong and could academically thrive at any of these institutions.</p>

<p>Agree with icemaker...consider UVA and Michigan.....what about Penn State?</p>

<p>Totally agree with UMich and UVA. Also, look at Vassar if you would go to a LAC. Also, Cornell is a matchy reach, you might get in ED.</p>