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Can you please suggest some target schools for my son?


Replies to: Can you please suggest some target schools for my son?

  • horacio79horacio79 54 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    If your child is academically inclined I would sugest Reed College, Portland Oregon. The biology majors from there are in high demand. At Reed students get a strong education that prepares them to do a high level of research by Junior year. They have fantastic opportunities to meet with faculty from other schools when they come for weekly seminars, and research opportunities in many local labs over the summer.

    If Reed is not your child style there are other Liberal Arts Colleges with strong science programs, and connections to local research labs.
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  • Kei-o-leiKei-o-lei 1592 replies39 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    First things first: what can you afford per year? Does it start with a 2? a 3 ? a 4?

    2) After you get that info tell your kid that he/she can go to a schools as long as the NET ALL-IN cost is equal to or less than your number (for us it had to start with a 2)

    3) Have your kid apply to at least 1-2 schools that are both academic AND financial matches for your family. Schools have data sets that tell you what % of kids get "non-need-based" financial aid and what the average award is . . . you can use that info to center in on the match schools . . .
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  • momomommomomom 146 replies6 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    How about Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo? Small classes and in-state tuition, and "learn by doing."
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  • PentaprismPentaprism 495 replies8 threadsRegistered User Member
    I'm surprised that UCSF and UCI are not in the list. UCSF in particular is very strong in bio.
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  • JHSJHS 18403 replies72 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    UCSF does not have any undergraduate program. It awards only masters and doctoral degrees.
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  • chinabluechinablue 685 replies129 threadsRegistered User Member
    Rice University, Univ. Michigan, Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins
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  • CalreaderCalreader 987 replies42 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I think the OP left the building a long time ago.
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  • kyliehpkyliehp 4 replies11 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I am still here checking the replies.

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
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  • moneypmoneyp 774 replies19 threadsRegistered User Member
    Colgate U and Washington U (St. Louis)
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  • elle232elle232 106 replies4 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I will blow the Kenyon horn here. My son loves it there, and they are really building the science and math programs; beautiful new quad... Good money for kids who are NMF, and lots of money to kids in the science specter I hear....worth a look at the video on the website...
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