S is looking engineering all the way -- probably computer engineering as opposed to civil or medical.
Small school believed to be best.
Good numbers, but really do not see him fitting into (let alone being lucky enought to get into) Harvey Mudd or Cal Tech. He would be the next step down from the few elite schools.
Question, I ask: what is the next tier? I can always pull up the USNWR list, but curious to know what other people think. Especially engineers. And, why some hidden school out there is loved or admired by engineers. That is what we nonengineers -- hell I can't even use the TI calculator -- wish to know as we are very much in the dark about the engineering world.