Applying to colleges is almost like a dream for me, it feels like I'm not actually doing it for myself because it's so hard to imagine that at this time next year... I'll be gone X_x. My stats aren't the most amazing ever, but I have what I believe to be a unique essay topic for the common app (PM me if you want to know lol), and I've been in a magnet program for all of high school. I think that's what really made me care about getting into a good school - I've been surrounded by some of the most amazing and smartest people I'll ever meet and I want to continue to experience that.
I'm applying early to 3 schools - Columbia, Caltech, and my state school. Columbia is my #1 choice, I want to study Applied Math somewhere and I'm not really interested in science so I think the opportunities there in finance would be really great. PLUS NYC IS AMAZING. Caltech is somewhere I have always considered - I like warm weather, but I heard that the people there aren't very attractive . My state school... please please don't let me end up here T_T. I love my friends and I'm pretty sure this is where most of them will end up, but I know them all now! I want to meet new people. I also want to gtfo of here LOL
This is my 1111th post, so make a wish! I know what I'm wishing for zzzz. Good luck to everyone else applying to college, and I hope you get into your dream schools!
EDIT: JUST TO CLARIFY I AM ALSO APPLYING TO LIKE 8 SCHOOLS REGULAR . Rice, Princeton, CMU, Cornell, NYU, Haverford, Swarthmore, and St Mary's College of Maryland. Don't ask about those last 3 my mommy is making me apply and I am going along with it so she doesn't annoy me.