journalism program

I am going to be a senior in high school and am having a hard time deciding what colleges to apply to. I really want a big, urban setting school with an intense journalism program and a good city to practice/intern. I am mostly looking at school in the Northeast. SUNY Albany SUNY Buffalo SUNY Purchase American BU Emerson Hofstra Ithaca university of md NYU Northwestern Penn State Pratt Syracuse Does my list look ok? Is there anything I should reconsider or add? My gpa is a 3.8 and i have SATS in the 1800s Thanks! Hey there. I know exactly how you feel about choosing the right school. I will be attending DePaul University in the fall as a freshman. I too applied to Northwestern. I had above a 4.0 GPA because of AP classes, almost a 2000 on SATs, and a great extra-curricular record. I was not accepted to NU and I was very upset. But after that, I looked more into DePaul which is right in the city of Chicago and I fell in love with all it has to offer. Journalism and Communications is on of the big popular study areas here. And of course it is a GREAT place for internships being the 3rd largest city in the nation. Not to totally throw DePaul on you, but it's a great school. With a GPA and SATs that you have, you will get into good schools. And no matter what school you end up choosing, you will be given a great education. Good luck! Hey, I too am a senior interested in the journalism world for college. I just recently returned from a summer journalism program at Northwestern University. It was amazing and I really feel I got a lot out of it. The Medill School of Journalism is intense and it definetely will be a challenge to get in, but it's always worth a shot. I'm actually applying to Pratt as well, for the writing program. Although Medill is a great school, you can't avoid the fact that NY is the center of journalism. Definetely consider location. Good Luck! -Joshua