Schools for somewhat above average kids
I've been lurking on this damn forum for ages, and I gotta say, there's some impressive shit being thrown around here. You got your Harvard and Wharton gods who walk on water and magically land IB gigs before they even graduate. But I'm not one of them so I just need some advice.
So here's the deal: I've got a GPA hovering around 4.5, which sounds fine, but let me tell you, it's SEVERELY misleading . I've taken a shitload of classes, but along the way, I've collected a few Cs and more Bs than I care to admit. My ACT score is a solid 34, but in the grand scheme of things, it's probably notswoon.
Now, I know the usual suspects when it comes to target schools - those Ivy League powerhouses and top-tier institutions that recruiters wet their pants over. However, those are not even in close reach.
I'm just a week away from finishing my junior year, so I can't really change my GPA at this point. However, I'm wondering if you could suggest some schools I should look into. I would prefer to be in Texas, the Midwest, or the West, as I don't want to be near the Northeast or close to Charlotte/Atlanta, where I currently live. I think Kelley School of Business is almost a guaranteed admission because they take my highest GPA and I meet their criteria. Also, I'm an in-state applicant for UNC, so I have an advantage there, but that is still a very significant reach.
(I will earn an associate's in science by the time I graduate meaning I can apply as a transfer to UNC ( my transfer status only applies to the UNC system))
Thanks in advance!