awesome engineering and music program.
what really fascinates me is that they actually combine the engineering and the music program for students who are passionate about both of those fields.
"University of Rochester electrical engineer Mark Bocko has combined his passion for music with his passion for engineering, devising a way to digitally reproduce music in files 1,000 times smaller than an mp3! But along with this new type of compression, Bocko's team of engineers and musicians at Rochester's Eastman School of Music are also helping uncover some extraordinarily precise details about just how music is made. With support from the National Science Foundation, they have built a computer model of the clarinet, entirely from real world acoustical measurements taken from human musicians. Measuring such things as how hard the musician is blowing into the instrument and the pressure the musician applies to the reed, they have modeled the way music is made. Their work could evolve into a cool new tool for music teachers and help create more expressive, more emotional computer generated musical sounds. "
I'm still not a 100% sure that I want to go into engineering, but another thing about Rochester is that beside your major, they require you to complete a cluster of your other interests like music, so whatever my major be (whether it be enginnering or something else) I will be doing other stuff that I like. I feel like that will help me figure out what I really want to do, I think. They also offer free music lessons at the Eastman School of Music, which would be awesome for me.
They have acapella groups that compete at national level. Not that I HAVE to compete in that type of competition, but I REALLy want to be in some sort of a singing group.
It is ridiculously expensive though(60k a year), the reason why I probably can't go.
GPa : 3.89
My ACT scores:
math : 31
reading : 32
english : 27
AP Chem: 5
AP History: 4
Just took my SAT, scores supposed to come this month.
So schools like Rochester that are affordable?
parents make a combined gross income of $50,000