D22 who had been looking for colleges in the South announced that she is thinking now about California. My husband and I have no familiarity with California schools.
Her GPA is 3.6 (it’s complicated)from a college prep school and ACT of 34. Strong music student (voice) and planning to major in Chemistry or Physics. She wants a medium to large campus, but not super-large, and sense of school spirit and community. Preferably near a city (i.e. – not remote but not wholly urban either). We would prefer if it is not a “party school”. She is more a southern than northern CA girl, but would consider all locations. She would love UCLA but that is not realistic. Anything suggestions on where to focus as?
Her breakdown/odds from College Vine are below. Cost is not a primary factor (thanks to her generous, childless aunts).
Targets: Occidental, Pepperdine, Santa Clara, UC Davis, University of San Diego
Hard Targets: UC Irvine, UC San Diego
Safety: Chapman, UC RIverside.