Hello all I am a rising sophomore this year, and I am currently attending a no name college in the University of Wisconsin system. I am thinking about transferring out to a good college in a major city. I have a good GPA 3.5+ freshman year and, a 3.95 second semester of freshman year.
Over the summer I got admitted to Stanford's Summer session and I really enjoyed myself. I found I am more of a city guy than country. I am currently looking to transfer while entering as a junior. The only problem is I have a very low ACT score from high school. 23 to be exact. Obviously I can hang with the smart kids so I am asking you the community.
1) What schools should I apply to?
2) What schools would I have the best chance at acceptance?
I currently have a short list: Cornell, U Chicago, NYU, UCLA, U-Mich, UVA, Georgetown, Northwestern, USC, CMU, and Madison is my safety school with guaranteed admission.
3) Am I in a competitive position for any of these schools?
4) Is it worth retaking the ACT while in college (With a full schedule of classes)?
I know these post are annoying but your opinion really helps.