Looking for a mechanical engineering school

In summary, the person is a 23-year-old business major who wants to switch to mechanical engineering. They are looking for a school with a hands-on approach and are conscious of cost. They are open to attending a state school or even considering studying in China.
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Hi,

I am 23 years old and am interested in pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. I am currently a business major but I just hate it. Engineering is my real calling. I would like to find a school that has a more project-based/hands-on approach. I like the idea of having a degree, but the knowledge and skills are what I am really after. I have been out of school for a couple of years and I am not exactly sure if I can get into any of the "big" schools. Does anyone have any suggestions as to which schools I should look into? I am also a little money conscious so please factor that in.

Thanks,
Aaron
 
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Rose Hulman / any state school with mechanical engineering if money is a factor.
 
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why not come to china?
 

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