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(35%/12%) The University of Chicago (#9), 12% transfer
(41%/17%) Macalester College, transfer rate is 17%
(24%/8%) Johns Hopkins University (#14), transfer rate 8.%
Kenyon College, 85% out of state, 29% admitted, 1,600 students, most GPAs higher, my scores above or in range, pros:, great academics, close relationships w/ profs -- "first name basis", honor-code-run meal plan (take only what you can eat), cons:, isolated location -> "hardcore partying," drugs/alcohol, ohio weather is crazy, seems like it might be populated with 'apathetic dems who drink, smoke, and write poetry' -- icky artistic types, maybe a little clique-ey, maybe too isolated...
(50%/34%) Grinnell College, 1600 students, 88% out of state, 50% applicants admitted!!!!!! (34% transfers), GPA not reported, SAT and ACT spot-on, Pros, great academic rep, great dorms, easy in for research, intellectualism!, NOT isolated, even though it's in the middle of Iowa -- lots of guest speakers, events, etc.\, pretty campus?, tight-knit community, "I can literally go weeks without taking cash from an ATM", nonalcoholic/substance free events hosted, good study abroad, Cons, cabin fever in the winter!?, big rumor mill?
(30%/13%) Carleton College, 13% transfers admitted
(37%/32%) Oberlin College (OH), intellectually engaging coursework, quirky academic-type students, engenders strong sense of justice, promotes proactive behaviour in the community, you would probably just die of happiness on the spot if you got in
Muhlenberg (PA), Seems like a good, solid safety, Relationships with professors are very close, Kinda isolated, but there's a shuttle system, Allentown, PA, rigorous-ish coursework?
Columbia U (#9), 11% admitted
Cornell U (#12), 21% admitted, 13,500 undergrads, 65% out of state, scores: you're screwed
Brown U (#14), 14% admitted
Georgetown University (#23), 99% out-of-state, 21% admitted, 7,000 students, scores: pretty evenly matched, my math is at the low end though
Boston College (#35), SATs competitive, on track or above, ACTs competitive, above, GPA not reported
Case Western (#41)
American University Washington, DC (#85), 20% with my GPA range, within or above SAT range, ACT 25 - 30 :\, 53% admitted
St. Mary's, 15% out of state
Claremont McKenna, 18% applicants admitted, 1100 students, 51% out of state, GPA not reported, SATs: barely above writing, lower end of math
Swarthmore College, 1500 students, 18% admitted, 85% out of state, Scores competitive, GPA not reported
Colgate University, 2800 students, 26% admitted, 73% out-of-state, 21% with my GPA range (3.25 - 2.5), SATs in or above, ACT 1 above
Haverford, 25% admitted, 1200 students, 88% out of state, SATs in range, no ACT
Pomona College, 16% admitted, 67% out of state, 1500 students, Scores: impressive
Pepperdine University (#54), 35% admitted, 3400 students, 48% out of state, most have higher GPAs, GPAs dip into mid-500s, ACT 24-29
George Washington U (#54), 37% admitted, 10,000 students, 99% out of state, scores: above except math, which is upper end
Baylor University (#75), 79% out of state, 12,000 students, SATs approx 550 - 660, ACT 23 - 28
Chapman University, Eh, stupid people., 9% of students with 700+ verbal SAT, ACT 25-29
DePaul U, 63% admitted, 30% out of state, 15,000 students, 18% with my GPA range (44% above), Scores: you're way over
(31%/26%) Oberlin College, 31% admitted, 2,700 students, most have higher GPAs, 91% out of state, SATs fit, ACT comp is above
Occidental College, 44% admitted, 1800 students, 62% out of state, GPA spot-on, SAT ranges dipping into the 500s..., ACT 26-30, Nora: only private school actually in LA? in a suburb called Eagle Rock. The suburb stunk.
Reed College, 93% out-of-state, 1500 students, 34% admitted, Scores close, but GPAs massively better
Tufts University, 28% admitted, 5,000 students, 77% out of state, scores competitive, gpa not reported
Vanderbilt University, 84% out of state, 33% admitted, 6500 students, SATs and ACTs about right, 16% with my gpa range
Vassar College, 75% out-of-state, 29% admitted, 15% with my GPA, "Students always talk about academics", low diversity, pretty campus, easy social life (making friends, etc), NO COMPETITION, small school, few parties, overall: small, close-knit environment; isolated, sciences: tight, collegial atmos.; one-on-one, uncompetitive... smart, etc., not v. political, insulated, sex-oriented?, LOTS of drugs
Bennington, 66% admit rate, academic rating 97, only 528 students -- TOO SMALL!
Colby College, About 2000 students, 10:1 student:faculty, 83% white.. eh, not happy, look into it more
notes, get out of california, ucsb a vital, important step in my personal development and academic career... but one which has now fulfilled its purpose, A happier student is more productive, more willing to challenge his own beliefs, etc, Want classes taught by professors, not GSIs... better profs, too., Something missing from my education here... a need that UCSB is not fulfilling.
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