Technical School

<p>I am currently a junior in high school. This year I will be in Academic Society, and have done community service. I am taking all my classes at a local community college. This year I am taking Eng. 101 & 102, Spanish 4 & 5, Chemistry, Robotics, and Calculus 1 & 2. I have not taken PSATs but my SAT I score is 1500 (800M, 700V), SAT II Math IIc is 800, SAT II Biology E/M is 700, and SAT II Spanish is 700. I am taking the new SAT I in the spring although I have already taken the old one. What are my chances of getting into a good math/science school, and which ones do I have the stats for?</p>

<p>where do you wnat to go, evrybody wants to go someplace specific. Your SAT is grand and your greads should be good to. I dont see why you couldent go anhwere you really want to go. If you wanta technical school in my opinion its better to go to a smaller school such as any of the Institute of technology schools. which are all good depending on which one. You arent going to learn with 50 kids in a class. Its hard. I mean i go to NYIT. Its not the ebst school or even highly ranked and I am very sure you can pull a much much better school. But my biggest class is 15 kids and its philosophy. My math only has 5 and writing/english 11. Most fo these schools except MIT will ahve these great traits. which if you wnat a technical school where you will learn and be able to perform in the workplace is what you really need</p>

<p>If you wnat to fo enginnering/robotics Most of thes schools offer this also</p>

<p>Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
(At schools whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's)</p>

<p>Rank/School Peer
assessment
score
(5.0 = highest)
1. Rose-Hulman Inst. of Tech. (IN) 4.4
2. Harvey Mudd College (CA) 4.2
3. Cooper Union (NY) 4.1
4. United States Military Academy (NY)* 3.9
United States Naval Academy (MD)* 3.9
6. Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo * 3.7
United States Air Force Acad. (CO)* 3.7
8. Bucknell University (PA) 3.6
9. Villanova University (PA) 3.4
10. Embry Riddle Aeronautical U. (FL) 3.3
Lafayette College (PA) 3.3
Swarthmore College (PA) 3.3
United States Coast Guard Acad. (CT)* 3.3
14. Baylor University (TX) 3.2
Calif. State Poly. Univ.–Pomona * 3.2
Kettering University (MI) 3.2
Milwaukee School of Engineering 3.2
San Jose State University (CA)* 3.2
19. Loyola Marymount University (CA) 3.1
Virginia Military Institute * 3.1
21. Bradley University (IL) 3.0
Embry Riddle Aeronautical U.–Prescott (AZ) 3.0
Gonzaga University (WA) 3.0
Rowan University (NJ)* 3.0
Trinity University (TX) 3.0
Union College (NY) 3.0
University of Michigan–Dearborn * 3.0
Valparaiso University (IN) 3.0
Webb Institute (NY) 3.0
30. The Citadel (SC)* 2.9
St. Louis University 2.9
University of San Diego 2.9
33. California State U.–Los Angeles * 2.8
Manhattan College (NY) 2.8
Seattle University 2.8
Trinity College (CT) 2.8
University of Minnesota–Duluth * 2.8
University of Portland (OR) 2.8
39. California State U.–Northridge * 2.7
Mercer University (GA) 2.7
Miami University–Oxford (OH)* 2.7
Northern Arizona University * 2.7
Northern Illinois University * 2.7
Texas Christian University 2.7
U.S. Merchant Marine Acad. (NY)* 2.7
Univ. of Wisconsin–Platteville * 2.7
47. Boise State University (ID)* 2.6
California State U.–Sacramento * 2.6
Ohio Northern University 2.6
Oregon Inst. of Technology * 2.6
Purdue University–Calumet (IN)* 2.6
University of Alaska–Anchorage * 2.6
Youngstown State University (OH)* 2.6
54. California State Univ.–Chico * 2.5
Calvin College (MI) 2.5
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. (NJ) 2.5
Hofstra University (NY) 2.5
Indiana U.-Purdue U.–Fort Wayne * 2.5
Loyola College in Maryland 2.5
Maine Maritime Academy * 2.5
Minnesota State University–Mankato * 2.5
Norwich University (VT) 2.5
Pennsylvannia State U.–Harrisburg * 2.5
Texas A&M Univ.–Galveston * 2.5
University of Hartford (CT) 2.5
Univ. of Tennessee–Chattanooga * 2.5
University of the Pacific (CA) 2.5
West Virginia U. Inst. of Tech. * 2.5
Widener University (PA) 2.5</p>

<p>Rank/School Peer
assessment
score
(5.0 = highest)
1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology 4.9
2. Stanford University (CA) 4.8
3. University of California–Berkeley * 4.7
4. California Institute of Technology 4.6
U. of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign * 4.6
6. Georgia Institute of Technology * 4.5
7. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor * 4.4
8. Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 4.3
Purdue Univ.–West Lafayette (IN)* 4.3
10. Cornell University (NY) 4.2
University of Texas–Austin * 4.2
12. Princeton University (NJ) 4.1
13. Johns Hopkins University (MD) 4.0
Northwestern University (IL) 4.0
Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison * 4.0
16. Pennsylvania State U.–University Park * 3.9
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. (NY) 3.9
Texas A&M Univ.–College Station * 3.9
19. Rice University (TX) 3.8
Univ. of Minnesota–Twin Cities * 3.8
Virginia Tech * 3.8
22. Duke University (NC) 3.7
Univ. of California–Los Angeles * 3.7
Univ. of California–San Diego * 3.7
Univ. of Maryland–College Park * 3.7
Univ. of Southern California 3.7
University of Washington * 3.7
28. Columbia University (NY) 3.6
Harvard University (MA) 3.6
Ohio State University–Columbus * 3.6
University of California–Davis * 3.6
University of Pennsylvania 3.6
33. Case Western Reserve Univ. (OH) 3.5
Iowa State University * 3.5
North Carolina State U.–Raleigh * 3.5
Univ. of California–Santa Barbara * 3.5
University of Colorado–Boulder * 3.5
University of Virginia * 3.5
39. Arizona State University * 3.4
Brown University (RI) 3.4
Michigan State University * 3.4
University of Arizona * 3.4
University of Florida * 3.4
University of Notre Dame (IN) 3.4
Vanderbilt University (TN) 3.4
Washington University in St. Louis 3.4
47. Dartmouth College (NH) 3.3
Lehigh University (PA) 3.3
Yale University (CT) 3.3
50. Colorado School of Mines * 3.2
Drexel University (PA) 3.2
Rutgers–New Brunswick (NJ)* 3.2
University of California–Irvine * 3.2
University of Missouri–Rolla * 3.2
Worcester Polytechnic Inst. (MA) 3.2
56. Illinois Institute of Technology 3.1
Rochester Inst. of Technology (NY) 3.1
University of Delaware * 3.1
Univ. of Massachusetts–Amherst * 3.1
60. Auburn University (AL)* 3.0
Boston University 3.0
Clemson University (SC)* 3.0
Colorado State University * 3.0
Kansas State University * 3.0
Michigan Technological University * 3.0
Northeastern University (MA) 3.0
SUNY–Stony Brook * 3.0
University at Buffalo–SUNY * 3.0
University of Illinois–Chicago * 3.0
University of Iowa * 3.0
University of Pittsburgh * 3.0
University of Tennessee * 3.0
University of Utah * 3.0
74. Oregon State University * 2.9
Polytechnic University (NY) 2.9
Syracuse University (NY) 2.9
Tufts University (MA) 2.9
Tulane University (LA) 2.9
University of Cincinnati * 2.9
University of Kansas * 2.9
Washington State University * 2.9
82. Brigham Young Univ.–Provo (UT) 2.8
Clarkson University (NY) 2.8
New Jersey Inst. of Technology * 2.8
Oklahoma State University * 2.8
University of Connecticut * 2.8
Univ. of Nebraska–Lincoln * 2.8
University of New Mexico * 2.8
U. of North Carolina–Charlotte * 2.8
University of Oklahoma * 2.8
University of Rochester (NY) 2.8
92. Louisiana State U.–Baton Rouge * 2.7
Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) 2.7
Texas Tech University * 2.7
University of Alabama * 2.7
University of Houston * 2.7
University of Kentucky * 2.7
Univ. of Missouri–Columbia * 2.7
99. George Washington University (DC) 2.6
Mississippi State University * 2.6
San Diego State University * 2.6
Southern Methodist University (TX) 2.6
Univ. of California–Riverside * 2.6
Univ. of California–Santa Cruz * 2.6
University of Miami (FL) 2.6
University of Rhode Island * 2.6
University of Texas–Arlington * 2.6
Utah State University * 2.6
Wayne State University (MI)* 2.6
West Virginia University * 2.6
111. CUNY–City College * 2.5
Marquette University (WI) 2.5
New Mexico State University * 2.5
Ohio University * 2.5
S.D. School of Mines and Tech. * 2.5
SUNY–Binghamton * 2.5
Temple University (PA)* 2.5
University of Alabama–Birmingham * 2.5
University of Alabama–Huntsville * 2.5
University of Arkansas * 2.5
University of Central Florida * 2.5
University of New Hampshire * 2.5
Univ. of South Carolina–Columbia * 2.5
University of Texas–Dallas * 2.5
University of Vermont * 2.5
Univ. of Wisconsin–Milwaukee * 2.5</p>

<p>Well, Are schools like MIT and California IT way out of my league? I know that they want a lot of extracurricular activities such as winning national science competitions, but where I come from there aren't many extracurricular activities at all. What is it that they look for besides grades/SATs?</p>

<p>Don't use the general rankings.Some schools are stronger than others for special majors ( for example, Carnegie Mellon is particularly strong in computer science and robotics).</p>

<p>Also, each school has a different feel to it. You really need to visit the schools and take a tour and speck to students who are in the department(s) of your interests.</p>

<p>No school is out of anybody league. I have a friend which got into MIT with only a 1020 on his Sat. But he had alot to back it up suck as all the EC's and other activities such as internships, He also went to the campus and explained his situation. He showed them why MIT was the school for him and why he needed to go. So you are fine but there is always room for more</p>

<p>I mean you need to ask yourself where do I want to go?</p>

<p>So you want all work and no play?
What kind of job do you want?
Do you have any specific school you would like to go to?
Have you ever thoght of a IVY like Cornell?</p>

<p>Its hard when you dont want anything specific. <ost come here wanting a specific school. I personnaly dont recommend going to a all Math and science school. You will ahve a hard and boring time in the best years of your life. Most chicks are ugly at these schools. I mena if ya want just math and science then yeah MIT, Mellon, Polytechnic university, Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo, Berkely are all good schools. I put Polytechnic up there becouse even thogh they arent really on national ranking anymore they used to be the best of the best and they are seriouse about what they do. The priceton review ranks them in the top 10% of all universitys currently and Most Graduates go to work for the NSA for Computer science/security. 1 out of every 20 engineers in the united states is from Polytechnic. Its a very good school, who thinks of itself on the same level as all the top ranked schools, but they do more in getting you a job at the end and if you dont they prettty much help you threw grad school for the first term</p>