I fully agree with Sheryl's advice. I also graduated from one of the Ivy's (and have a master's from another). I have been interviewing high school seniors for my alma mater for many years. I would encourage you to research the schools online and visit if possible. Identify specific programs and activities that interest you and be prepared to discuss these in your application and interview. Assuming your test scores and GPA are competitive and you've taken a rigorous courseload, focus on what sets you apart from your classmates with similar stats. Be prepared to discuss specifically what attracts you to the school(s) - this could include professors, research, classes, majors, concentrations, clubs, student project teams, etc.
All that being said, I agree that you have some great options as a Georgia resident.
Good Luck to you!
Sharon recommends the following next steps:
- Research schools online
- Visit schools (if possible)
- Talk to current students at the schools on your list