Where ED???

<p>I am trying to decide where to apply early decision. I really want to study econ/business/public policy. I care a lot about prestige and want to go somewhere that gives me a lot of post graduate options. I guess my number one choice is Wharton, but I know it is extremely hard to get in. Other schools that I have considered applying early decision after visiting the schools are Penn SAS, Duke, Brown, and Dartmouth. Based on my stats, where should I apply early? I know that I should apply to my "number one choice," but I don't want to waste my boosted admission chances that come with early decision by applying to a school I won't get into. Plus, I know that I will get a great education at any of the schools. So where ED?</p>

<p>White-Male (midwest)</p>

<p>gpa unweighted: 4.0
(hardest possible schedule)</p>

<p>Act-
English-33
Math-36
Reading-36
Science-34
Composite-35
writing-9</p>

<p>SAT II:
Math II: 800
Physics: 800
Chemistry: 770</p>

<p>APs
All 5s: Human Geography, Chemistry, Micro Econ, Macro Econ, US History, Physics B, Calc BC, Calc AB</p>

<p>Awards: AMC12 school winner (3000 students), AIME Qualifier, National Latin Exam gold medalist and silver medalist, elected senator at boy's state, model citizen award for county at boy's state, 1st team all conference lacrosse, leadership award for lacrosse, authored legislation in state senate, nominated to be on student panel to select schools principle</p>

<p>ECs: work 10 hours a week for small business, internship for us congresswoman, math tutoring, leadership training program for underclassmen, teenage ministry leader and organizer for church, church lector, church retreat leader/organizer, volunteer for chamber of commerce, trumpet in jazz band (2nd chair), write own economics blog ( Walking With Keynes ), lacrosse (4 year varsity, captain), model un, currently working on project that should decrease the number of misreported attendances in my school (not sure whether i will complete it by the time i apply)</p>

<p>If you don't ED into Wharton, it might fill up...
UPenn takes up to 49% of its applicants ED, and that's throughout its four undergrad colleges, so that number probably doesn't reflect upon Wharton (which, I have heard, is extraordinarily hard to get into unless you ED).</p>