Son got into Pratt, Syracuse, UVA, Northeastern, RISD and a couple of schools in the UK. We are waiting to hear from Carnegie Mellon tomorrow and Cooper whenever they decide to notify applicants!! He is mainly interested in the Barch but would possibly consider a 4+2 (UVA/etc). Pratt has offered nice MERIT and he is leaning towards them after a recent visit. He liked their facilities, study abroad and campus feel despite the small size. (CU has none). While he does like extracurriculars (especially drama) and playing/watching sports, he is not a party guy at all and thinks Syracuse is not for him despite the high ARCH ranking and 10k in ‘scholarship’ which is really a drop in the bucket.
My husband has read that Pratt accepts around 50% of applicants and feels this school is not competitive enough. He also worries our son needs more diversity than an 'ART " school. He is an Architecture major who will be entering college with the full IB diploma credits and hopefully will get several “intro” classes waived with his good grades on Higher Level courses.
Anyway, please help him/us decide on a good fit. They are all TOO EXPENSIVE as we are not eligible for much aid.But he needs to find a great place that can guide him through the grueling ARCH program. ALso, not sure if it’s relevant but he has spent his whole life in various international schools overseas so welcomes a diverse student body. THANK YOU!!