Which Engineering school?

<p>Can someone recommend good match schools for me? I'm an international student, will do engineering (probably materials engg, not sure), want a school that's not too much of a party school but is in a great area/campus, and has good job opportunities after graduation. </p>

<p>Oh, and I'm from Dubai, I'd die in the cold.</p>

<p>SAT - 2380, superscore 2400
GPA - 4.0
SAT 2 chem - 770
HS Valedictorian
Excs - okayish</p>

<p>Currently planning to apply to
- Berkeley
- Rice
- Wash U. in St. Louis (though not heard good things about its engineering, maybe i will remove from list)
- Cornell (cold!)
- U Penn
- JHU</p>

<p>USC in Calif.</p>

<p>UPenn will also be cold.</p>

<p>Can you pay full freight or will you need aid?</p>

<p>Rice and Berkeley are the only two places where it rarely gets very cold.</p>

<p>No, but it could be 100 degrees for 100 consecutive days at Rice, if this year is any guide.</p>

<p>Harvey Mudd (general engineering only), Caltech. I don't see safeties on your list.</p>

<p>^^^</p>

<p>True...but most of those days are during the summer...most are not during the school year.</p>

<p>Since he's looking for matches in places that aren't freezing cold.....USC, Santa Clara, Georgia Tech...</p>

<p>I need ideas for safeties, care to suggest any?
And yeah, Berkeley's the dream. @mom2collegekids, I'm going to pay full, applying for aid at most places decreases your chances too much. </p>

<p>Oh, and I'm a she. Parents are all on about how Atlanta's unsafe, so Georgia Tech's a no for me.</p>

<p>Hmmmm....</p>

<p>well, USC isn't in a safe area either. :(</p>

<p>Santa Clara is safer. Would be a match/safety for your stats.</p>

<p>What about Cal Tech (reach) or the Claremont schools (don't know which have material eng'g).</p>

<p>What about UTexas? Or Texas A&M for a safety?</p>

<p>Purdue would be a safety but it's cold. :(</p>

<p>See if Vandy has material eng'g. Not a match/safety, but you'd be a very strong candidate.</p>

<p>There are many safeties out there for you...some would even give you merit scholarships.</p>

<p>"No, but it could be 100 degrees for 100 consecutive days at Rice, if this year is any guide."</p>

<p>You obviously have never been to Dubai. ;-)</p>

<p>Then again it is a dry heat. LOL</p>

<p>Would add Stanford - but not an easy app.</p>

<p>Northwestern would be a great fit - but not tropical.</p>

<p>Oh, well, everything's cold for me anyway. I mean, I like Cornell enough to brave the cold there, not sure if I'd do it for Purdue though, haha. Still Purdue seems like a good safety school, and comfortable deadlines! My parents don't believe in safeties haha. Either I get into the 'best' or I study here. (And yes, they do think of the best in terms of name and rankings, sadly)</p>

<p>Oh and definitely adding Northwestern to my list, and removing WUSTL. It's a great school, but no materials undergrad haha.</p>

<p>U texas seems alright too.. </p>

<p>thanks, all you fine people for your help.</p>

<p>Michigan is in the top five for undergraduate materials engineering at USNWR. Ann Arbor is a wonderful place to study for four years. It is however, cold in the winter. But then again, so is Northwestern.</p>

<p>But can you get good Bar-B-Q in Dubai?</p>

<p>Northwestern. Cold winter, yes. But the fact that there's Chicago kinda makes it more bearable. :)</p>

<p>Northwestern is the birthplace of material science and engineering. It's usually ranked in the top-3 or 5.</p>

<p>Top five at USNWR for Materials Engineering are (in order):</p>

<p>MIT
Berkeley
UIUC
Michigan
Northwestern</p>

<p>BBQ? Yes, yes I can. :P</p>

<p>What about Carnegie Mellon? Or is that just a computer science place?</p>

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Top five at USNWR for Materials Engineering are (in order):</p>

<p>MIT
Berkeley
UIUC
Michigan
Northwestern

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<p>UCSB is considered as good or better than any of those schools in Materials Engineering</p>

<p>^^^I know it is very good too. It can in at number 4 at the graduate level. It is not listed in the top 10 at the undergraduate level at USNWR. :-)</p>

<p>That's because it's not offered as undergrad. (for UCSB)</p>

<p>^^^^It appears that you are correct and that it is a BS/MS Materials Science degree, where the Materials Science degree is the MS degree:</p>

<p>"The program allows outstanding students to concurrently pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Materials, and to complete graduation requirements for both degrees within 5 years."</p>

<p><a href="http://www.materials.ucsb.edu/graduate_program.php%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.materials.ucsb.edu/graduate_program.php&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>