I graduated this last May from high school, but am taking a year off to live in Spain, so I'm applying for colleges this year. The University of Notre Dame, UT austin & Carnegie Mellon are among my top picks, but I'm not sure if I'd be able to get in. I am a girl and would like to pursue mechanical engineering.
I have a 30 ACT, 4.322 GPA, and am ranked 8th out of 241 in my class. I also have a ton of extracurriculars, but I'm not sure if this would be enough.
I also would love any information about scholarships or financial aid that the schools provides because there's nooo way I'd be able to afford it without any.