Hi, I'm a high school junior at a performing arts high school in Los Angeles. I'm currently on the prowl for more schools to look at. I've comprised a list of about twenty schools, mostly from a full range of academic status. I'm more looking for a BA, because I'm interested in a French or International Studies/Relations double major/minor. However, I still don't want to comprimise on a strong theatre education. Though I have a lot of schools on my list (which will obviously be narrowed down this summer) I can't seem to find safeties that are the right fit for me. I have about a 3.6 unweighted GPA for freshman and sophomore year (should go up to a 3.7-8 this semester :D). I haven't taken the SAT yet (first time January 22) but I refuse to apply to schools without my superscore being above 2000. I have quite a few extracurriculars as well.
As far as location, I'm very picky. I need to be either in the Northeast or Pacific Northwest. (with the exception of the Bay Area or cities like Chicago or Minneapolis which I love) I would prefer a more urban campus, but there are exceptions. I'm actually not allowed to go to school nearby (according to mother) but I'm really not complaining, I can't stand Los Angeles. As I said before, I'm really more interested in looking at safeties at this point. And again, it MUST be a BA.
Here's a list of schools to give you a feel of what I like:
Carnegie Mellon University
Marymount Manhattan College
New York University (I know it's a BFA, but you can still double major and it is still highly academically regarded to my knowledge)
Penn State - University Park
San Francisco State University
Sarah Lawrence College
University of Illinois - Chicago
University of California - Berkeley
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
University of Washington
Thank you so much for reading this, I know I'm a tad picky but I really don't know where to turn about the safety issue. I would like more than four (SF State, Temple, MMC, UIC) to eventually narrow down from. (The college counselor at my school is the Safety School Goddess)