Engineering Major


<p>I was wondering if you guys could help me with a college choice. I live on the east coast (North) and want to get AWAY. I may go to a state school for the price option, but only if I can't find a perfect out-of-state.</p>

Not a hard partier
SAT: R: 670 M: 780 W: 670
High GPA (just over 95)
Very little extra curriculars
Taking IB Program at school
Take honors and (all) IB classes in school
Want 50:50 guy girl ratio or better (more girls lol)
Looking for engineering school.
School that's not too nerdy/overly heavy workload
Any size is okay
I have some money (and I prefer not to go to schools where in state is like 1000 and out of state is 100000... it makes me feel like I'm getting ripped off... is that stupid? haha)
Probably warmer climate.</p>

Any help appreciated.</p>

<p>gl getting the 50/50 ratio at an engineering school.
mit comes close tho</p>

<p>haha doesn't have to be a "just engineering" school. I'm just looking for one with a decent program.</p>

<p>And MIT is way to rigorous for me. :D</p>

<p>maybe there is some engineering school with another school with girls near by.</p>

<p>Whats wrong with a university with a college of engineering?</p>

<p>Take a look at Ohio</a> University's Russ College of Engineering. Your stats may earn you good merit</a> aid.</p>

<p>^^Or University of Cincinnati engineering. Excellent co-op program.</p>

<p>Georgia Tech will have a warmer climate. ;)</p>

<p>Engineering IS a rigorous program, as I understand it.</p>

<p>Your request is so wide-open it is hard to know where to start! Decent engineering schools/programs not in the Northeast that aren't too geeky? There are tons of them that fit that description.</p>

<p>University of Texas - Austin . It is the place to be . It is my first choice . Austin is a great city , lot of opportunities ! . 51% female : 49% male ratio . It's university where you can choose to do whatever you want . If you are more in to academics : the faculty is great , Its nationally ranked (top 10-15 I guess) . If you want to party : The parties are amazing , almost everyday ! . If you want a mixture of both : even better ! . </p>

<p>So best of luck with it , with your stats you may qualify for some aid .</p>

<p>There are decent engineering programs at many public flagships. Perhaps you should look at some university web sites and get a feel for which ones offer reasonable out of state tuition, or perhaps a merit discount for those with good high school records. Then, after you have narrowed down your list a bit, you can inquire about specific schools.</p>

<p>Engineering is rigorous and a lot of work anywhere. </p>

<p>If you go on the CollegeBoard site, you can get information about female/male ratio, I think. In general, the large public schools will have approximately even ratios overall, but engineering itself will be less balanced. Upper level engineering classes may be short on girls.</p>

<p>Please don't go to Georgia Tech . Please , if you like studying the whole day . Even though engineering is a rigorous course . At GaTech the curriculum is almost as rigorous as MIT . My best friend is studying there and has lost 26 Kgs (He has become a stick ! .. seriously ) .. due to no sleep .. not-so-good food ! . There are parties , but the work load will never let you attend them .. so no use ! . </p>

<p>Also Atlanta has a very high crime rate when compared to student-friendly towns like Ann arbor (Michigan) and Austin (Texas) . </p>

<p>If I were you . I would look into - University of Texas - Austin , Drexel university (If you want Aid) , University of Michigan - Ann Arbor .. </p>

<p>Best of Luck</p>

<p>UMiami has an excellent engineering school. And there are plenty of girls there.</p>

<p>It's tough to meet all those requirements, so I narrowed things down somewhat by sticking to the warmer climate thing. Beyond that, you might have to make some compromises. For instance, to avoid the price differential, you're looking at privates. Stanford (highly selective), Duke and Vanderbilt (engineering not quite at the level of other majors, and don't think the vibe is what you're looking for), and USC (good engineering, but again doesn't sound like what I perceive as your personality) all have drawbacks (again, my perception for YOU). Some better choices amongst the privates could be Rice, Miami or perhaps Santa Clara.</p>

<p>For public schools, you'll pay more than the in-state students, but you might want to consider Alabama-Huntsville, Arizona State, Clemson, Florida, North Carolina State, or Virginia Tech (a little higher M/F ratio). All have extensive engineering departments with decent to very good reputations, and I think your chances of admission would be pretty good. You could also consider Georgia Tech, but it is very rigorous and a highly male campus. The others will have more balanced ratios on campus (but still weighted towards males in engineering).</p>

<p>Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA ... great engineering school, great climate.</p>

<p>wow, dudes and dudettes. you are awesome.</p>

<p>at the moment, I'm trying to compile a list of schools complete with statistics so I can see which are right for me. I have just added almost 10 to the list thanks to you guys, and so far they are all looking pretty right for me.</p>