Looking for a math college

<p>I'm looking for a college with a good undergraduate program in mathematics. Ideally the college would be small and with an outdoorsy campus. My HS GPA was 3.6. ACT was a 26. Right now I'm in my second year of college and I have a 3.4... Any suggestions would be appreciated!</p>

<p>Would you be a junior transfer?</p>

<p>Depending on your state of residency and your cost constraints, your in-state universities may provide good options.</p>

<p>Williams, if you can make the cut as a transfer. They don't take many.</p>

<p>How much math will you have after your two years? A lot would imply you should attend a U for the greater course selection. How much can your family afford? A little would imply your in-state public Us.</p>

<p>I really don't have much of a cost constraint. I did 1 year at MSU and felt like the atmosphere was too big for me. I transferred to Grand Rapids Community College and I love the school... I'm currently taking Calc II, however, I'm considering staying at GRCC until I take Calc III and Diff Eq... I have 1 year of a MET contract which gives me free tuition to any public university in Michigan. However, if I decide to go out of state or to a private university, I can get some cash value from MET... Thank you for your help!</p>

<p>There's also Wesleyan; it's the only LAC that awards a doctoral degree in Math; you won't have to worry about running out of courses to take. I don't think, however, they self identify as an "outdoorsy" college, even though quite a bit of down time is spent on Foss Hill, an outdoor gathering place.</p>

<p>Thank you, Wesleyan looks like a great place. It was also rated well on rate my professor.</p>

<p>Michigan Tech...very solid in engineering and the sciences.</p>

<p>Isle Royale, Lake Superior, the UP at your doorstep.</p>

<p>Hmm. Wesleyan for a student with a 3.6/26 in HS and a 3.4 in a CC. I don't think so.</p>

<p>Kettering U has an applied math major.</p>

<p>I'm not saying it would be a slam dunk. The OP wanted to know which were the best programs. Maybe they're looking for a reach?</p>

<p>My 3.4 GPA includes 2 mediocre semesters at Michigan State and 1 improved semester at CC... But my intent was to find a few "realistic goal colleges". I read that Wesleyan accepts an average of a 3.8 HS GPA? Should I consider Wesleyan as a realistic goal if I can bump up my college GPA? Or am I too far out of reach for that college? </p>

<p>Michigan Tech without a doubt has always been on my mind. I'm a little afraid of the insane winters I hear they get. Other than that, I hear great things about that school. </p>

<p>I've never looked in to Kettering before, I'm not sure how I feel about the campus being located in Flint though... I'll be sure to check out the website though. </p>

<p>Thank you much!</p>

<p>According to their admissons site, Wesleyan's acceptance rate for transfers is about 1 out of every 4 which is pretty selective, but, within the realm of possibility. You can also retake the boards. But, yes, more attention is given to your college level transcript. I just think, in my gut, that all things being equal, a prospective Math transfer has a better chance of admission to Wesleyan than a prospective English major. Take a look: Transfer</a> Students, Admission - Wesleyan University</p>

<p>According to their Common Data Set Wesleyan accepts 1/8 transfers: <a href="http://www.wesleyan.edu/ir/data-sets/cds2011-12.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.wesleyan.edu/ir/data-sets/cds2011-12.pdf&lt;/a> Section D. They also require ACTs and the 25%ile for admitted freshmen is a 29. Not realistic.</p>

<p>^^Hmm. Another discrepancy between an FAQ and a CDS.</p>

<p>There just isn't much data on factors affecting transfer admissions.
About the best we have to go on is admission rates for the relatively small numbers of transfer applications. Keep that in mind when trying to assess admission chances one way or the other.</p>

<p>UCLA provides a decent amount of information:
Profile</a> of Admitted Transfer Students, Fall 2011 - UCLA Undergraduate Admissions</p>

<p>However, it may not be likely for the OP:
Profile</a> of Admitted Transfer Students by Major, Fall 2011 - UCLA Undergraduate Admissions</p>

<p>Do the UCs have more transfers than most other public Us due to the "normal" path of moving from a CCC to a UC?</p>

<p>UCs (and CSUs) do take a lot of transfers from community colleges.</p>

<p>Is this not a common path in other states? It seems like it would be, since many other states' flagship universities have well documented transfer articulation agreements with those states' community colleges.</p>

<p>I always got the feeling the articulation agreements were better developed in the California system.</p>

<p>A number of universities in the midwest refer to <a href="https://www.transfer.org/uselect/login.htm%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://www.transfer.org/uselect/login.htm&lt;/a> for transfer credit and articulation listings.</p>