I'm currently trying to figure out what I should do when I'm out of the navy after my 5 years of service in early 2015. I've always had an interest in engineering (especially automotive) for a while now. I'm a huge gear head. Anyways the only issue I'm facing is I will be 25 my freshman year, so a pretty late start. I feel like it might make it harder finding a job, being 7 years older then my fellow graduates. Should I be concerned at all? Also I've been looking at University of Texas at Arlington, mainly because I know I could get in no issues and they have a formula SAE program. Is this a solid choice or should I look elsewhere? I was a real slacker in High School so my grades weren't great, so I'm kinda scared to apply to any of the bigger university's, like the University of Michigan. But I was accepted into the US Navys Nuclear Engineering program, I didn't make it all the way through, but did almost make it almost to the end. Even though I doubt any University will care what I did in the service. Anyways, I'm sorry for the long post. Any advice would be much appreciated!