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Next year, I will be a senior in high school, a year that will entail both excitement and terror. This is the year during which I hope to apply to (and get into) college. Now, I know that the chances are pretty slim that many of you are guidance counselors or college admissions officials, but I assume that many of you went to college, and likely know a thing or two about applying/going to college. 

 

As for my preferences in a college, I would like to go somewhere small, less than 8000 students. Preferably on the West Coast, East Coast, Midwest or Canada. I would like to major in Political Science and minor in Film Studies. 

 

And since it seems relavent, this is a somewhat stripped down version of my college resume.

 

3.2 Weighted GPA, 3.0 Unweighted frown.gif

 

27 ACT (No SAT yet)

 

5/5 on AP US History Exam

 

Completed 150 Hours of Community Service

 

 

Thanks for any assistance, I really need it! biggrin.gif

post #2 of 8
What exactly is your question? Are you looking for suggestions on what schools to apply to? (answer: All of them that have programs you are interested in) Or, are you looking for tips on how to get accepted? If it is the latter, then I'll let someone with more recent experience chime in - my college days were long ago... redface.gif
post #3 of 8

I don't understand the question either. All I can say is with such a small school you will probably be looking at paying more than you would at a state school. Your GPA isn't bad though and the community service hours will certainly help your case. Did you join any clubs or do sports in high school? Don't be terrified. I hated high school and couldn't get enough of college. I still wish I were taking classes.
 

post #4 of 8
You'll be fine :-)

AS for Any useful advice, I got nothing.
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Originally Posted by Argax View Post

I don't understand the question either. All I can say is with such a small school you will probably be looking at paying more than you would at a state school. Your GPA isn't bad though and the community service hours will certainly help your case. Did you join any clubs or do sports in high school? Don't be terrified. I hated high school and couldn't get enough of college. I still wish I were taking classes.

 

Yeah, I did leave the topic to be a little ambiguous. I was just asking if any of you know of some good schools that would accept me, and had good programs for what I want to study.

As for sports, I am currently on varsity cross country and swimming.
post #6 of 8
Well, the first thing you need to learn in college is how to be a master at google! tongue.gif There are sites that will let you search for all schools that have programs in Films - that's probably your limiting factor - I suspect that Poli Sci is probably more common than Films. Have you tried: http://www.petersons.com/college-search.aspx

How about UC, Santa Cruz? It's bigger than 8K students, but is still considered "small". Why do you want the school to be so small?

If it were me, I would apply to dozens and dozens of schools - you can also say no AFTER they have accepted you, right?
post #7 of 8

If you want to study political science, go to the heart of it.  Georgetown University in D.C.  It has less than 8000 undergrads.

 

The school I teach at is on the east coast, and we have a pretty decent political science program.  Based on your academic performance, you should have no problem getting in.  PM me if you want more specific information about my school.

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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

If you want to study political science, go to the heart of it.  Georgetown University in D.C.  It has less than 8000 undergrads.

The school I teach at is on the east coast, and we have a pretty decent political science program.  Based on your academic performance, you should have no problem getting in.  PM me if you want more specific information about my school.

Hmm - I'm going to guess: Armstrong Atlantic? smily_headphones1.gif

My daughter will be going into 10th grade, so I am definitely getting interested in universities. What has me completely baffled is that it is now less expensive (in some cases MUCH less) to attend many out of state public universities then it is for a California resident to attend a California public university. Why exactly have I been paying State property & income taxes for the last 30 years?? rolleyes.gif
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