Junior asking for college list help

ok - to add some schools down a notch – here are 3 midwest schools that we liked in our high-stats-but-needs-merit son’s 2020 search.
University of Tulsa (private)
Creighton U (jesuit)
Miami of Ohio

Just attended an open house for Creighton for our D23 for business (fintech)- it was impressive. they do have scholarships as well.

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thanks for the suggestions, i have not visited any colleges yet, but I drove past Georgetown on trip to DC and really like the campus. also, I saw BU a few years back on a trip to Boston. hopefully I can visit some colleges soon.

will do, thanks

thanks, youre completely right about the whole football thing associated with UA and how it kinda downplays their academics. when i visited i did hear a lot of good things about their b program, but ill still do some research and compare it to that of auburn

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thanks for your suggestions
tbh i realy dont want to go to live in the midwest, but i will keep these schools in mind. ive visited a lot (family friends) and really just didnt like the landscape, natural terrain, etc

Can’t emphasize this enough. Get your application in, get your acceptance in hand, and then see what else comes in.

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Alabama also has a kick-a honors program, so that’s another plus to your flagship U.

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From this comment, I am not really sure if you understand what is meant by an open curriculum. Your available time to pursue outside of the classroom activities is mainly dependent upon your class load and rigor. Not having distribution requirements doesn’t necessarily make either of them easier.

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I’d go with UA for business, in particular because a majority of UA students are from OOS so they (and you) will have more networking options outside the South.

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I have not read the replies but for sure add Pitt to your list if you haven’t already

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The Kelley School of Business at Indiana is consistently highly ranked. If your SAT is as projected, you would be directly admitted into Kelley. They offer rolling admissions so you can have a decision early in the whole process. Bloomington is not a city but a great college town.

As an alternative to Penn State, look at Ohio State. Similar size in terms of enrollment and right in the city of Columbus, the state capital. OSU’s business program is generally ranked a little higher than Penn State. I would probably consider it a match for you. Good luck

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thanks ill look into OSU and Kelley

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Hi, if you’re interested in business and want another safety/match look into Drexel. It’s near UPenn right in the heart of Philadelphia. They do a co-op program and students get paid real world experience. My cousin is an alumni about 6ish years ago. His major was business finance and did coops at the big names like JP Morgan, etc. in NYC, Wilmington, and San Francisco. He had multiple offers for Wall Street upon graduation but chose to stay in Philly. Eventually going to Wilmington for a wealth management position. He was awarded large merit and appreciated how diverse the school was, he’s half Korean, half Caucasian. Good luck, you will be great wherever you go!

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thanks, would you say going to a college right in the heart of a city could be overwhelming? some of my other top choices are + drexel, which is why i ask

It’s tough to give a one size fits all answer to this question. It really in my opinion depends on the school. For instance our son liked both cities Boston and Pittsburgh but did bot like BU but loved Pitt. If you can, nothing will replace in-person visits. If you can’t than virtual visits and research. Also, what you are doing here on CC is great. keep asking good questions.

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I think going to college anywhere could be overwhelming. What environment best suits you specifically is entirely dependent on your preferences. Visiting in person and talking to current and past students would be ideal. My cousin thrived there even though he grew up in a quiet suburban area in a neighboring state so it wasn’t a completely unfamiliar place.

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I see it was mentioned, Creighton has a good business program and is a 5 minute Uber from the funky restaurant/bar area in Omaha. Midwest, but a safety and in a city. Safeties are always about trade offs.

When you say business, what do you want to do? That’s a pretty big area. I’m asking because a business major rules out most LAC’s, but lots of LAC grads go straight into business careers. Do you really want to study business or is that a career interest? If you want to go to Wall Street, some of the NESCAC and similar schools will give you a better shot than some of the business schools being mentioned.

I am from a different state but one also underrepresented in the Northeast. I think applying to a “national” school who in reality struggles to get Alabama kids can be a big boost. If it’s a 10,000 student University, they will still get some apps. If it is a 2000 student LAC, they might have only a handful of apps from Alabama, and they may need a kid to keep that state shaded on their “we get students from everywhere” map. You still have to be qualified, but it sounds like you are qualified for anywhere. The problem is finding a way to stand out among the many qualified apps most selective schools get for every single acceptance. Alabama may be the way you do that.

ETA: yes, posting your EC’s would be helpful. You can be generic enough that you aren’t identifiable, but give us a general idea.

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thanks, ill talk to my family friends about creighton and living in nebraska/omaha

not too sure what I want to do in business tbh, all I know is I want to do it.

ill pm you my stats

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