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Northwest, S&T, Truman, MU
I am a high school senior in Missouri and I cannot decide which college to go to! I am interested in getting a career in something to do with math that has a high salary, I will not settle for anything that makes less than $70,000 a year. I have thought about majoring in accounting, finance, statistics, economics, engineering, or even architecture.
Each school that I am considering has its pros and cons, but I just cannot decide which one's pros outweigh the cons. MU has the most majors to choose from, which is great since I am still undecided. However, it is so expensive and it isn't really prestige.
Northwest is very affordable and I will get a lot of scholarships, but they don't have as many options as I would like, considering that I am still undecided on my major. Also, it isn't super prestigious and it's just a pretty average school. I want a school that will give me a top tier education. My dad went to Northwest and so did my cousins so it's kind of a family school.
Truman is also affordable, but doesn't have as many major choices as MU. It's said to be really prestigious as well but the town is apparently boring. They have a good statistics program but offer nothing in the field of engineering.
S&T only has the engineering and architecture options that I could possibly be interested in, but doesn't offer anything in finance. The school is also highly ranked in the education it gives students I think. Their students also receive high salaries after graduation. But I'm not sure I would really like to do engineering or architecture.
The most important thing to me is being able to major in what I decide down the line, and getting a really good paying job after graduation. If I do something in finance or statistics then I'll probably go for my masters degree at a school other than these four.