My D is instate and has an incredible academic record (highest GPA, many IB courses at a nationally very highly ranked school), extra-curriculars (prestigious internships, recognized artist, state and national awards for art and literature) and very high SAT/ACT scores. Has decided to be a Research Analyst in Neurosciences, biochem or one of the related fields in Biology. Not interested in being a doc but likes the biological sciences.
We are curious about the following:
1. The UO Honors college is too liberal arts focused and only 1/3rd of the classes are taken there. Is that true of OSU HC as well?
2. UO Honors will force her to take Lit and History again even though she will have IB HL credit for those. Is that true of OSU Honors College too? We are concerned that it will just add to her workload when she needs to focus on the sciences.
3. How is the OSU Honors college regarded in general? Will going to OSU place her at any disadvantage? Its ranking is so low despite having some good programs. Concerns us a lot.
4. Are there enough research opportunities for her at OSU while studying for her Bachelor's
We have 3 well known colleges very interested in her but they are in the wrong part of the country for us for now and obviously being instate makes us consider finances but if it comes at the cost of hurting her progress due to not enough sciences focus or the reputation not being good enough, we will have to cough up the extra cash and send her elsewhere. Are there any sciences focused grads/parents/students who can help guide us?