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Top engineering schools that aren't so hard to get into.

ShrimpheadShrimphead Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
edited November 2008 in College Search & Selection
I am very interested in engineering, especially mechanical and aeronautical. I would love to go to MIT and I get really excited about the possibility of going there, but it turns out that that possibility is extremely slim. The possibility is about the same with Caltech and Princeton, other good engineering schools that I would be interested in. So, what I need is some ideas for really good engineering schools that have good mechanical and aernautical/aerospace engineering programs and are easier to get accepted to than the ones I've listed.

So you can list some schools that are matches for me, my stats are:

ACT (superscored):
Math: 33
English: 36
Reading: 36
Science: 33
Composite: I got a 34 both times I took it. I just retook it on Saturday and am hoping for
a 35.

GPA: 3.95 unweighted

Rank: 37 out of 460 or about 8%

Other: I will have my associate's degree from Utah Valley University by the end of the
summer from dual enrollment, AP tests, and distance learning. I currently have over 50
credits. By the way, I don't think this will prevent me from applying as a freshman.

ECs (this is where I fall short):
Eagle Scout
about 4 years of leadership out of 6 years of participation in church youth group

So what good engineering schools could I get accepted to? To be honest, at this point, location and size aren't too important to me. I could do well at big or large schools. Although, I would prefer a school that is medium-sized, or leans to the small side. My biggest factors are the quality of the specific programs (mech. and aero engineering) and financial aid. I wouldn't mind if the school doesn't have a graduate program, as long as it still has a great undergraduate program. Thanks for the help!
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