Sorry, I’ve just seen your response! We also talked to Auburn, and they were also “take it or leave it”. So, after much deliberation, my son is almost DEFINITELY going to FIT. (Again, like you the final paperwork not signed). But, the sports team coach has been in contact with him and has been very nice, coordinating the incoming freshmen. There’s even another guy on the team in Aerospace coming in! My son is super happy about all this and looking forward. We have paid the deposits so he can sign up for dorms and meal program. I’m sure our kids will meet!
Like you, I have done a lot of research on the school and what I see is that they will take a personal interest in my son and that he will be able to do more hands-on projects right away. I think that’s important for him. He’s only ever been to small private school and I feel like the campus and activities will not be overwhelming. The beach and our family is close. And from what i’ve Seen, the people that graduate from there are getting jobs right out of college (and great internships while in school). My husband is in Engineering and he thinks that after a couple of years it really doesn’t matter what school you got your degree from (unless it was MIT). He says it matters more what you have done in the field and on the job.
The things I don’t like are that the school is so small and he might miss out on a “Big Campus” lifestyle. Sports and Team spirit will not be the same. There wont be as many girls to pick from, but you know, he’s pretty handsome .
Don’t know if there is any way to contact you privately, but do let me know what you guys have decided! Now im researching the dorm options!