Which schools would be safeties, matches, and reaches?

<p>I am Indian (as in Asian-Indian, not Native American) from CA.
I go to a pretty big school (2500+ kids) and it's around top 70th in the nation.</p>

<p>GPA UW : 3.975
GPA W: 4.286
Class Rank: ~not assigned~
Public School
SAT: 2320 (R: 770, W: 760, M: 790)</p>

<p>AP English Comp - 4
AP Chemistry - 5
AP Stats - 3 (didn't take the class)
AP Calculus BC - 5
AP Comp Sci AB - 5
AP Spanish, Macroecon., Gov, English Lit all senior year</p>

<p>Extra-Curriculars
Habitat for Humanity Volunteering
Tons of music stuff</p>

<p>Essays: Should be good</p>

<p>Schools:
Harvard
Columbia
MIT
Boston University
Duke
Dartmouth
Northwestern
NYU
Tufts
Stanford
UPenn
Brown
Carnegie Mellon
Rice</p>

<p>It's realy hard to chance ivies because they are reaches to all applicants, no matter how strong they are (in other words, they reject anybody they want!)</p>

<p>However, your test scores and GPA are looking excellent, so score-wise you are the same if not slightly better than most applicants to those top tier schools. </p>

<p>Your extracurriculars need a lot more elaboration because this is what's going to distinguish you from all the other applicants. Can you elaborate more on your ECs? Leadership, awards, etc. </p>

<p>Chance back!
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<p>I agree - the Ivies are reaches for everyone, simply because they get - and reject - so many qualified applicants each year. As such, my recommendation will be a little skewed...</p>

<p>Safety/Low match - BU
Match - NYU, Tufts, Rice, CMU
High match (only because I know someone with stats like yours who was rejected this year): Northwestern</p>

<p>The rest I would classify as reaches purely because of the above explanation. That being said, I think you have a great shot!</p>

<p>Harvard REACH FOR ANYBODY
Columbia REACH FOR ANYBODY
MIT REACH FOR ANYBODY
Boston University MATCH
Duke SLIGHT REACH
Dartmouth SLIGHT REACH
Northwestern MATCH
NYU MATCH
Tufts MATCH
Stanford REACH FOR ANYBODY
UPenn REACH FOR ANYBODY
Brown REACH FOR ANYBODY
Carnegie Mellon MATCH
Rice MATCH</p>