Q&A: Please help me find some decent colleges that will accept me!?

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I’m going into my senior year of high school year and I’m freaking out.
Here are the colleges I’m thinking about-
Boston University
Northeastern University
University of Rhode Island
Clark University
American International College

I don’t know what my gpa is but my grades overall was 84. I took College Prep courses and next year I’m taking AP and honors courses. I did Model UN, Seeds Of Peace, Anatomy of leadership, NAACP and Key Club. I’m also a junior Volunteer at a hospital, I did it during the school year and summer.

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Answer by Rebecca
Don’t freak out – you’ll find a college that’s right for you! I’m not quite sure what you mean when you say you grades are an 84 – is that 84%? Like a B average? That would probably translate to about a 3.0-3.4 depending on how your school grades an 84. If that’s true, the schools you are looking at might be more of a “reach” school for you. You seem like you have great extracurricular activities, but the first things colleges look at are grades and standardized test scores. What you need to do is find schools where your GPA and test scores are within the average for the current freshman class. So you can go ahead an apply to the schools you’ve listed, but make sure you find some that are “match” or “safety” schools to balance out your selection. You can learn more about safety, match, and reach schools here: http://makecollegereality.com/apply/choosing-a-college/safety-match-and-reach-schools-explained.html

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