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Hi, I'm a 21 year old student who's currently attending the local CC at the moment, but my plan is to transfer to one of the top two public universities in my state for Petroleum Engineering. I'm sort of freaking out though, I hear engineering is extremely tough. I have a friend from middle school who's going to graduate with a degree in MechE. from ULL, and he says that the program is grueling even for him! He's one of the brightest kids I've ever met!
Right now I'm considering calling the Psych. department of the local private university and have them give me an IQ test.
I know that getting through an engineering program is more hard work than anything, but my concern is that I'll transfer to the flagship U and smoked in class by kids brighter than myself, even if I do all the studying I could possibly do. So I'd like information on the average IQ of successful engineering students before I plan the next few years of my life around going to LSU. I'd be perfectly fine with just my AS in Engineering Technology, but my dream is to hold that Petroleum engineering degree from LSU or ULL printed on it.
I've never tested exceptionally well on the mathematics portion of the annual standardized tests administered in K-12, so that's also a concern of mine. My test results usually pointed to verbal perspicacity, even my CC placement test results seem to concur (almost a 100% on the reading comprehension portion).
How much does a university administered IQ test cost typically? What is the average IQ of a successful engineering student? How can I know for sure that I'm bright enough for engineering?