Too High, too low, lets get ready to mambo

<p>Okay, sorry about the title it's getting late but I can't seem to fall asleep.</p>

<p>I want to know if you guys think I am reaching too high, too low, or just right.</p>

<p>Also, is fourteen schools too many?</p>

UC Davis
UC Berkeley</p>

Boston College
College of William and Mary</p>

<p>CA resident
good public school</p>

Weighted: ~4.22
UC GPA: 4.0
Un-weighted: ~3.65</p>

<p>All AP and honors classes (I can give more details if necessary)</p>

730 CR 740 M 660 W</p>

<p>US: 710
Chem: 700
Math 2: 640 (I won't be submitting this one because obviously most schools only require 2)</p>

many awards in yearbook (nationally recognized)
~300 hrs. of volunteer work</p>

<p>bump please...</p>

<p>Fourteen doesn't seem like too many since 6 of them are UC schools that use the same application.</p>

<p>Your grades and test scores put you in the top of the nation's college-bound seniors, so I don't really see how you could reach "too high." It seems like you have a good mix of matches and reaches, and some of those UC (like Santa Cruz, San Diego, maybe San Bernadino) schools will likely be your safeties (especially if you are in the top tenth of your high school class).</p>

<p>Overall, it seems like a good mix. Good luck!</p>

<p>Thanks for the input! It's hard to look at things objectively when it comes to yourself and college stuff.</p>

<p>I agree, fourteen is a good number and these fourteen should give a 99.9% chance of at least one admittance, and the mix looks good. But I think the UCs are weighted heavily towards using GPA and test scores, whereas at Reed they constitute only 20% of the weighting, making admittance much harder to gauge. ;)</p>

<p>Make sure your essays are top-notch and you should have at least 3 acceptances.</p>

<p>Are those a specific 3 schools?</p>

<p>UCSB is UC Santa Barbara, not San Bernadino.</p>

<p>Anyone else's input?</p>