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Missouri S&T vs South Dakota School of Mines (Civil Engineering)

Brook1996Brook1996 3 replies2 threads New Member
Any thoughts between these two schools? Thank you for your feedback.
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  • happymomof1happymomof1 30834 replies198 threads Senior Member
    Both are fine institutions. Where do you live? What do you want to study? How much can you pay? Have you run the Net Price Calculators at each of their websites?
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  • Brook1996Brook1996 3 replies2 threads New Member
    Thank you for your reply. We are from NY. NPC is about the same. Unfortunately due to COVID, we have been unable to visit.
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  • happymomof1happymomof1 30834 replies198 threads Senior Member
    Have you been admitted for the fall term, and need to decide now? Or are you making your list of places to apply to?

    If you have specific concerns about job placement, contact the Civil Engineering departments and the Career Centers at each of these universities, and ask where their graduates find work.
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  • Brook1996Brook1996 3 replies2 threads New Member
    thank you for your reply. I am just looking, for next year admission.
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  • happymomof1happymomof1 30834 replies198 threads Senior Member
    Since it is for next year, if you can afford to apply to both, go ahead and do that. Use the time between now and next spring to research specific course offerings, living expenses in each location, and career placement. Ask the admissions teams to put you in touch with current students so you can find out about their experiences. Then you will have a lot of information to use if you need to choose between A, B, C, D, etc. after you have all of your acceptances and aid packages in hand.
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  • Brook1996Brook1996 3 replies2 threads New Member
    great advice. thank you.
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  • sbdad12sbdad12 285 replies13 threads Junior Member
    Have you looked at Colorado School of Mines? A more interesting part of the country (and I'm originally from Missouri). There isn't much to love about Rolla and the starting salary at Colorado Mines is higher. Also easier to get there from NY.
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 24951 replies20 threads Senior Member
    Tuition at Mines is a lot more than at Rolla or SDSM. A LOT more.

    Wyoming is also a good option and cheaper tuition with a lot of aid. Montana State and Montana also good options.
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