I graduated high school in 05 and was accepted to stevens institute of technology as a mechanical engineering major. it was a difficult time in my life and i decided it would be best if i withdrew from stevens. i spoke with the dean and was assured that if i could return i would be immediately reinstated.
after sorting out my life i have come to realize things i hadnt considered. over the past month i have had more time to look at other colleges and hear about what my friends have to say about schools they go to. basically my question is about what i should do now. I know stevens is a great school and probably the best that i would be accepted to, but I hear rutgers is much more relaxed and still very well known for engineering. also i have heard good things about rowan and tcnj.
another aspect of the problem concerns when i would be able to return to school. Stevens may allow me to return for the spring semester, whereas others do not accept engineering students mid year for spring semester.
any advice on what i should do? which school and when? is stevens worth all the extra hard work and money? are big schools like rutgers really that much fun?