Suggestions for Safeties

<p>Hello everyone!</p>

<p>I will be applying to schools back east in the fall, and I was hoping to get some suggestions on safeties I should apply to. I have my heart set on going to New England for college and my worst fear is being rejected to all of the schools I am applying to there.</p>


<p>GPA(weighted): 4.6 (junior) 4.2 (soph) 4.0 (fresh)
ACT: 32 (retaking in fall)
AP Tests: APUSH (4) AP Lang (4) AP World History (4)
Senior courseload: AP Calc, AP Lit, AP gov, AP econ, Honors Anatomy, Piano
Volleyball 4 years,
club volleyball 3 years
coached an elementary team 2 years
counseled volleyball camps 3 summers
National Honor Society secretary
California Scholastic Federation secretary
French Honor Society
town's youth summit 2 years
Reflections (literary arts comp) finalist
tutoring at school 2 years
Ronald Reagan Scholarship Scholar
organizing sports equipment drive for elementary schools</p>

<p>any suggestions would be amazing! thank you!</p>

<p>Budget, desired major, preferred school size?</p>

<p>Catria, I will be applying for loans no matter what so my budget isn’t too important. My desired major is some form of Government or Politics, and preferred size is small to medium. Preferrably a more rural or suburban school rather than in the city :)</p>

<p>The hair on the back of my neck stood up when I read, “I will be applying for loans no matter what so my budget isn’t too important”.</p>

<p>Taking on unlimited loans is NOT a good idea. If your “Safety” costs $60k per year and you take on loans to pay for it, you will owe a six figure amount when you graduate. That is a mortgage payment - likely a couple thousand dollars every month.</p>

<p>If you can list your dream schools, regardless of your chances, we will have an easier time finding similar schools with higher admissions rates for you.</p>

<p>If you are from California, you probably want to pick some lower UCs as safeties.</p>