Hey guys, I've seen a few threads like this but i'm not entirely sure how to go about ordering my schools. I live in Connecticut, so the schools that i'm applying to are mostly in New England. Currently my list goes: Providence College University of Connecticut Fordham Syracuse UMass Wake Forest University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign My brothers went to University of Connecticut and Providence College; neither did Rotc, but both enjoyed their college experience. Based on my brother's gpa and Sat scores, my mom is confident that I will be admitted to both PC and Uconn along with the other schools except for Wake and Illinois. Is it smart to have reach schools at the bottom of list, or should they be moved up? Even if I were accepted to PC, Wake, Or Illinois I wouldn't be able to attend without a scholarship due to their high tuition. What is the general strategy for ordering schools? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.