My son is looking to go OOS from AZ in the Fall of 2021. Most likely he will declare engineering as a major. Other than looking at the top undergraduate engineering colleges, what other factors have helped you decided where to apply? Yes COA is important, but we are willing to entertain the idea of paying more if there will be a considerable ROI. He has a 4.0 GPA, has taken quite a few AP classes, 1550 SAT and is a national merit semi-finalist. He has ruled out California schools and Texas. While he does well academically, I don't want him to attend a school that places him in a pressure cooker situation. Hoping he can gain new experiences away from home.