My son's desires are a top engineering (prefer computer eng) program, a smaller school ( so no big state colleges), no fraternities or big social party colleges, and he wants to attend college somewhere outside of his home state of Texas. That only narrows it down to a couple hundred options.
His stats: NMSF, 4.6/4 weighted 3.99/4 unweighted, 770 SAT math, 730 SAT Eng, Math II 770, Physics 760, 10 AP classes all 4s or 5s on tests already taken. Founder and President of Business club at Public High School, VP of Habitat for Humanity club. Member of many national honor society clubs and tutors for them and minimum wage summer job. No hooks
How do you narrow it down where to apply?
Are there any small schools that give merit aid to NMSF? The lists I have seen really seem to be big state schools.
Ones we are looking at currently - appreciate any comments suggestions on these or others:
Lehigh, Boston College, RPI, Carnegie Mellon, Case Western, UT Austin (his safety since he gets auto admission but he might not get into program he wants)