I think Brandeis is a great school!
It's so hard to find a college that is both challenging and for a 3.96 and 1630 student.
You live in California. Given your class rank and GPA, the UC's are well within your reach. The UC system is highly reputable and offers a challenging and fulfilling undergrad experience. Check it out?
Also, one of my friends with the exact same stats as you was accepted into Berkeley and UCLA. It's more than possible for you to do it, too.
Problem is, I am trying to avoid the larger colleges, such as the UCs and CSUs, I have a UC as my back up completely, but I really would hate to attend a large college.
I've heard great things about this school. How do you guys (all mychances users) feel about this school?
Does anyone know the qualifications for merit scholarships?
i hate myself. a 3.18 & a 2100 is so difficult to find a school with.