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Schools Lamar or Texas A&M University-Kingsville?

  1. Jul 12, 2009 #1
    Hi there

    I have been accepted into Chemical Engineering graduate program of Lamar University and Texas A&M University-Kingsville for fall semester 2009. Both universities are attractive in some ways, that is way I have a big dilemma over to choose one of those. In fact, Lamar University has been offering $1000 scholarship for 2009-2010 academic year and also out-state tuition waive, because my I have a good scores from TOEFL and GRE and also 3.5 GPA from my previous my undergraduate and graduate schools of Russia. Futhermore Lamar University is in middle-size city of Beaumont I would enjoy my life as well as my family which is going to immigrate from Russia to the US soon. But name of Texas A&M University-Kingsville is more attractive to me, indeed it is not Texas A&M University, however it is member of Texas A&M University System. It is located in a small town Kingsville Texas, 40 miles southwest of Corpus Christi Texas and 120 miles from North of Mexico and about 160 miles south of San Antonio Texas.

    I have been doing online research last couple days about those two universities and trying to choose one of those but I can not able come up with my last decision which Chemical Engineering is the best one for me. So, I need you help to compare those two universities and advices please.

    I am planing to transfer my graduate study to Texas A&M University (College Station) or Texas Tech or University of Houston after taking classes one year at one of those universities or after completing my graduate study, I might pursue my PhD at those prestigious University.

    Thanks for your comments and advices
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  3. Jul 13, 2009 #2
    if you are planning to transfer why does it matter? to go lamar, do well, and then transfer.

    what school did you go to in russia?
  4. Jul 14, 2009 #3
    Oh yeah, it matters, who knows I might stay until my graduation. So, I assume from your pint of view, Chemical Engineering program of Texas A&M University is better than Lamar's, if I able to transfer after one year, there is no difference.

    I got my BS in Petroleum Engineering and my MS in Petroleum Process Engineering from Tomsky State Technical University, I have over one year experience in oil refinery, but after immigrating to the US I have been out of my major filed last 5 years because of immigration issue. That is why now I am not able to find nice job, and consider, my friend, this f* recession.
  5. Jul 14, 2009 #4
    i have no idea the difference in status between texas and lamar. personally to me environment is much more important. how long exactly will you be staying? if it's only for a short 2 years to complete a master's then i guess i would choose texas. also you have to consider that rural texas school systems are probably the worst in the united states.
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