<p>I am mechanical engineering major looking for colleges to apply to this year. I like MIT since I have heard it focuses on practical applications in engineering - which is what I am interested in. Supposedly, MIT teaches less theoretical information and more applied information. </p>
<p>The problem is that I do not have the stats for MIT. What other schools would be comparable as far as academics (emphasis on applied science) and prestige that I would have a better shot at (reaches and matches)?
I would prefer a smaller school setting (preferably private since I will be out-of-state) in any location.</p>