Please help refine a potential list of schools for my rising senior son. He’s looking to study Engineering (likely Civil) and would like to stay in New England, New York or PA. He doesn’t have a strong preference for school size, but would prefer not to be in the middle of a large city (i.e. He liked the Tufts, but BU and Northeastern felt too busy).
State/Location of residency: CT
Type of high school: Competitive public
Other special factors: None
Engineering (most likely Civil)
GPA, Rank, and Test Scores
Unweighted HS GPA: 3.9 / 4
Weighted HS GPA: 4.54 / 5
Class Rank: Top 3%
SAT: 1560 (780/780)
Completed AP Classes: US History, Chemistry, English and Seminar
Senior Year AP Classes: Calc BC, Literature, Psych, Physics, Computer Science
NHS, Tri-M Honor Society (officer), Latin Honor Society
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Not completed yet, but should be quite strong.
Cost Constraints / Budget
Will not receive financial aid. Could afford to pay full price, but trying to balance the quality of school with available merit aid. I fully realize that merit aid isn’t available at many of the schools listed below.
Below is my son’s initial list. Looking for additional suggestions. I haven’t yet grouped by Safety, Likely, Match, Reach. Of particular interest would be quality engineering programs that might offer merit aid.