I had always thought that Swarthmore was the perfect place for a prospective engineer who wanted small classes with a hands-on approach to engineering.(perhaps this is why engineering is one of the most popular majors put on the application) Hence, it was near the top of my college list. Swarthmore College :: Career Services :: Post-graduate Statistics
However, this does not really show show engineering as a profession that graduates really shine in.
Let me write down some parts of the link, in case it does not work for you, or you decide not to open it for some reason.
The top career fields of all alumni are:
teaching at the elementary and secondary school levels (9%)
teaching at the college level (9%)
The top graduate fields include:
Math and Physical Sciences (35%)
Life Sciences (21%)
Social Sciences (13%)
I'm not completely sure if Engineering is included in the math and physical sciences, although, it would be incredibly weird if it is, and my understanding with be seriously skewed.
What I'm trying to decide is whether Swarthmore is the right place for someone who is dead set on getting into the engineering field globally. Being an international with good grades, it would be exponentially easier for me to get into UofT or McGill, which have very transparent admissions systems (based purely on grades and SATs), and well established engineering departments, with much larger classes (one of the cons). So..would the easier route be the correct one, in this case?
Would Swarthmore be a bad choice for me?
PS I know most people change their majors during college, but for the sake of argument, let's assume I won't.