My advice to you is to look at many different schools, read the online reviews, and look at their course selection. Find the one that you really like, not just the aesthetics. I personally would want to go to U of Seattle, the overall atmosphere of Washington is nice in my opinion. Please keep up your grades - whatever school you choose will offer you scholarships based on your academic achievements. Every penny counts. Ok, in your freshman/sophomore years of college you will do general education classes (english, math, science, humanities, etc) and the courses needed depends on the school. I suggest you take a wide array of courses to figure out what you really are good at and what you enjoy doing. Trust me, you think you know now - but you will change your mind, and that's completely ok. By your junior/senior year you would decide on what major you want and focus primarily on the courses that relate to your major and minor (if you choose). Please do not think you need to choose a major right off the bat, you still have time to explore your options. This is your life and you want to make the right choice, and to do so you need to see whats out there. Its great that you are a social, opinionated person, but law does require A LOT of reading and writing, and you do not major in law - you apply for law school way later on (and you can have whatever major you want). Ok, what I think is most important...basically it is most important to pick a good school that YOU like. If you don't like where you are, you won't try as hard - right? Also, pick a major that you like and that you can see yourself doing in 30 years. Its ok to change your major a few times - everyone has. As long as you are happy in your choice, you will excell in it. Good luck and keep your grades high and apply to all the schools you are hopeful for!