What kind of colleges do I have a chance getting in at?

<p>I posted a question about my chances at Illinois Urbana-Champaign and got a mixed review about it, so I guess what I am asking now is:
What kind of colleges should I be considering for application exactly? I mean I want to apply to a few nice colleges because I want a good foundation going into medical school. Are there any colleges that have a history of taking applicants like myself? If not, where would my chances be best?
GPA: 2.3
ACT: 31 (27 english, 31 math, 31 reading, 33 science)
SAT: 2050 (680 math, 690 reading, 680 writing)
EC: 4x wrestling varsity letter, senior captain, state placer, national team starter, football varsity 9th-10th, 100 hours volunteer work at Lake Wedington (summer of 2010), scattered volunteer work for Eventures Party Rental (9th-12th).</p>

<p>I am very good at writing self essays so please take that into account and I am great at interviewing. All feedback is greatly appreciated, thanks!</p>

<p>State colleges would be a huge reach. I suggest community college, then transfer once you improve your grades.</p>

<p>Well, I have already been accepted to my home state college, I'm just not that interested in it</p>

<p>Edit: When I say accepted, I do not mean officially, I just know someone from the admissions office who has told me I will get in without a doubt.</p>

<p>Community college is the right choice for a year. Bump up your gpa</p>

<p>Well, the problem with that is I am pretty sure my dad will disown me if I do that, and he is the one who's gonna be paying for all this schooling. (Slight exaggeration, but really, he won't pay if I do that.)</p>

<p>try the local state college.</p>

<p>Your GPA is very low, so I'd recommend a state school or an outside of state school! I would not try to go for a private school! Your SAT/ACT are wonderful though! Good luck!</p>

<p>Good app except the GPA. You should get into a few decent colleges. Most public colleges would accept you, I think. but I haven't applied to colleges yet myself, so don't take my word for it</p>

<p>Thanks for the feedback guys, very much appreciated.</p>

<p>Do you have any AP classes? What kind of school load do you have?</p>

<p>I am taking 2 AP this year and 2 Honor classes this year and overall i have 8 honor classes on my transcript. I generally have done much better in these classes compared to regular classes. I don't take any blow off classes either, which in the end probably would have boosted my GPA quite a bit when I blew everything off in 9th and 10th.</p>

<p>Are you very good at wrestling? Any state titles or so? If you are, then maybe look at small liberal arts colleges where wrestling is "big", they might be interested in you for your sport and not only for your academics. But you need to do your research pretty soon, time is running out. Do you have a high school counselor? What does he/she suggest.</p>

<p>I have a high school counselor, but he's about as useful as an automated response machine. He would just tell me whatever I wanted to hear so that I would leave him alone, as he has shown me in the past. My parents both went to college, but instead of being helpful they are both very expecting and putting a lot of pressure on me, which is not really helping. I have been doing much research in the past few weeks, but from experience I have learned not to trust what I read on the internet until I get multiple opinions on it. I am very good at wrestling on a state-wide level, but on a national level not even close. I have sent a recruiting package to a large variety of schools and have gotten a reply from literally none of them.</p>

<p>What kind of recruiting package? Like a video, stats. etc? Did you send them directly to the wrestling coach? Sorry to heard about your counselor, but make sure somehow that he/she gets to know you a little bit more. He/she has to write your rec. letter, right? And you want a "good +" rec. letter from you counselor and your teacher. How long ago did you send your package? If you have not hear anything from them you might want to send them a follow up email.</p>

<p>Yes, I sent them directly to the coaches, and it included a multitude of different things from videos to contact information to statistical credentials and a personal essay explaining my interest. As for my counselor, he knows me well because of how often I used to be in there, and he actually has been known to write good letters of recommendation. He has you fill out a form and he asks all the teachers what they think my strong suits are and writes a letter based off that. I tried a follow-up email with my favorites, and still nothing :/</p>