What other colleges would I like?

I’m a rising senior and I need to add a few more schools to my list. I’ve researched a lot, but right now I only have 3 that I want to apply to.

I’m in love with Creighton University and Boston College. I feel meh about my state school but I’m applying to see if I can get a full ride.

Schools I crossed off my list: Villanova (too religious and just didn’t love it), UPenn, Bentley (not enough school spirit), etc.

I am looking for a school with great academics. I am planning on studying business and computer science. I also want a good level of school spirit. I would like a school in an area with stuff to do off campus.

Any and all recommendations are appreciated!

Indiana - Kelley


You should post a “chance me” thread and follow the format recommended for that category. It will help you get more precise advice.

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Please let us know:
-standardized test scores
-Financial restrictions, if any
-Geographic and othe restrictions, if any

If you like Creighton and BC did you already look at the other Jesuit universities?

Tons of schools have solid academics, specific to business and CS, and spirit. You’ve given two mid size jesuits, Penn and Bentley. So I assume you are looking for midsize only ? Share your #s as others have said so we can target better for you.

Maybe you’re more an Elon or Lehigh than a Duke or Miami Ohio vs a UVA, etc.

Also let us know where finances come in.


Look into the University of Richmond.

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You might want to look into Butler (IN) or Marquette (WI). Also, the more information you can give us about what you’re looking for and what your academic and extracurricular background is, the better our suggestions will be.

Maybe Fordham, Richmond or Syracuse? These are expensive but can give good aid. Syracuse has a good business school and lots of spirit. Maybe not so much to do outside of campus but tons of activities and organizations. Fordham is good for business and lots to do off campus but maybe not as much spirit. Richmond is good for business and spirit.

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Apr 2021

There are 2 kinds of posts many students find helpful:

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Santa Clara

Xavier! They have a great business school and you can’t beat the level of school spirit. Tons to do in Cincinnati. They also give great merit aid.