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Thought on match and safety schools for my DD

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  • gearmomgearmom Registered User Posts: 1,193 Senior Member
    @planner03 And just one more thing, she would be a Wow student at the three schools I listed. Meets full need schools are probably flooded with applicants. These other schools have some leeway with additional scholarships so I think it's worth a try to at least one especially when her instate options are so expensive. With a degree her future employment opportunities in engineering are so bright.
  • planner03planner03 Registered User Posts: 1,056 Senior Member
    @gearmom Good point-there really are no admission safeties amongst the schools that meet full need, plus a lot of them are LACs which for the most part don't have engineering.
  • gearmomgearmom Registered User Posts: 1,193 Senior Member
    One more thing to keep in mind is the minimum GPA needed to keep your merit scholarship. A 3.3 minimum GPA is risky for engineering. 3.0 is O'k and more common. URI has a 2.8 minimum which is the lowest I've seen. One bad semester can trip you up.
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 28,276 Senior Member
    edited May 19
    I am 100% confident Case Western and WPI would admit her and very likely bend over backwards to entice her to attend.
    U Cincinnati, applying for honors college and the co-op program, would be a great safety (regular engineering) or match (honors+Co-op).
    Seconding URI.

    While the GPA is a concern, it's at a known rigorous high school, which should be made evident through the school profile.
    Holistic colleges will likely be best - Bucknell, Lehigh, Lafayette, Olin, Union, Smith; for safeties: Gonzaga, Valaparaiso?
  • LuckyCharms913LuckyCharms913 Registered User Posts: 630 Member
    Depending how close you are to Philadelphia, you might look at Villanova with the possibility of a St. Martin de Porres scholarship. Only students from the Philadelphia metro area may be considered, but is it full tuition and geared to URMs.
  • Alia01Alia01 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    I'd suggest applying to UMinnesota and UC Santa Barbara if you're interested in pursuing Chemical Engineering. UCSB probably won't grant scholarship, but both are within the top 4 in the nation for their Chemical Engineering program, but not too difficult to get in to.
  • carachel2carachel2 Registered User Posts: 2,311 Senior Member
    @Alia01 --- you did see the part about the budget of $10K per year? I thought I read that UC schools don't give *any* need based aid to OOS kids. Isn't that still true? Why waste an application on that?
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 59,278 Senior Member
    UCSB would be a reach for admission with a 3.4 unweighted GPA, and probably out-of-reach financially (note that UCSB's Regents' scholarship is only $6,000 per year, far too little for an out-of-state student with a $10,000 parental contribution).
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