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Can someone please help me/give advice on schools? :)

NswimmerNswimmer 4 replies3 threads New Member
Hi, I’m a very stressed out member of the class of ‘21. I’d really appreciate it if people gave me feedback on the schools I’m applying to/ if anyone would recommend some others. Thanks!

Applying to:
Brown (RD, REACH)
Harvard (RD, REACH)
Boston Univ. (Slight Reach, RD)
Northeastern (Slight reach, EA)
UMass Amherst (Match EA)
Weslyan (Reach, EA)
Assumption (Match, EA)
Providence College (Match EA)
Wheaton (Match EA)
WPI (Match EA, probably my top choice)

GPA: 4.0 unweighted, 4.8 weighted
Ranked #2 in class out of 130
SAT: 1340, retaking in October (I took it early without studying then Corona)
ACT: Unable to take
AP Bio/ APUSH (unable to take any APs until junior year. Haven’t gotten scores yet.
Taking AP lit, AP Chem, AP calc, and AP psychology senior year,

Swimming: club for 9 years (captain past 3 years) , varsity swim team at school for 5 years (including 7/8th grade)
Math team- 4 years, captain junior year
Model UN- 11th grade/ will continue in 12th
Spanish club- 11th grade(had to drop Spanish class so I picked it up)
Summer research- 2019/ continuing in 2020
Northeastern science program over April break
MDI science program this summer
Peer leadership- 12th grade(only open to 12th graders)
Swim coach - 4 years
Lifeguard/ swim instructor- 3 years
Supposed to be inducted into NHS, Spanish NHS, and Social Studies NHS but corona happened
Working as a freelance writer with works published on notable website

State Essay contest winner
State essay contest finalist
Harvard book award winner

I’m planning on majoring in bio, with a focus on biotechnology/molecular biology depending on which school I go to.

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  • NJdad07090NJdad07090 624 replies8 threads Member
    Ok , one chill out, it is a stressful time but trust me it all works out in the end, to help you we , the board need some more info , I assume you live in Mass , with Umass on the list? What can you/your family afford to pay per year for college? Have you a budget? What are your top 3 schools? Run a NPC ( net price calculator) for those schools and it will give you a pretty good idea how much college will cost your family, get back to us with that info.
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  • DadTwoGirlsDadTwoGirls 6682 replies2 threads Senior Member
    Are you in-state for U.Mass? If so then it is a great school and a relative bargain. If you are out of state it is still a great school but not so much of a bargain.

    UVM is another university that you might want to consider. You should have a good shot at a presidential merit scholarship that will help some with the price. For us the NPC did accurately predict a merit scholarship at UVM.

    Have you run the NPCs? Do you have any budget limit?
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