How time consuming is mechanical engineering?
I am a senior in highschool
I was just about set on majoring in engineering, but then I started hearing about how hard the enginnering major is, and how I won't really have time for anything else except studying. I like math and do all right in it, but don't excel at it. I am like a B+ AP Calc student. (Don't get me wrong, I like challenging problems. and I like math and science.)
The dillema is:
I would really like to do a lot of music in college. I don't plan on majoring in it or even minoring in it, but I would like to take voice lessons and join acapella groups or glee clubs(I know, I know..) and travel to competitions with them. (like the ICCA national competition)
My SAT scores
Math 660 writing 630 reading 570
Math 31 Reading 32 English 27 SCI 23 and yes I am retaking both.
5 AP Chem
4 AP History
class rank 17/114
I am a state level piano player/guitarist/ singer (all-state competitions)
It's NOT AT ALL that I want my college life to be laid back and relaxed. I do want a difficult and challenging college life that'll greatly enhance my academic and personal skills. It's just that even with all the time and efforts that I would put into my major(whether it be engineering or whatever else), I want some time set aside for music.
I've been talking to my AP Calc teacher, who majored in electrical engineering. She is recommending that I major in engineering, but she's the one who told me that I won't have any time set aside for extracurricular activities. She told me that all my time would be devoted into studying, if I want good grades. Then I also heard people saying that engineering majors DO get time aside for extracuricular activities.
Would it just all depend on how naturally smart you are? Like I posted, i'm no math genius. I'm barely above average in my AP calc class. And I know that in college math both the pace AND the difficulty will pick up.
Any thoughts? thanks in advance.