Firstly, hi . I'm currently an A Level student in Malaysia, for a year and will be finishing next June. So, now is the time to apply to universities, and I'm rather lost. Actually that is an understatement. I still don't know what I want to do with my life but I still got to have a degree, right? So, after much thought, I decided on engineering, because I'm told that is a safe option. Anyway, since I took all engineering related courses in my A level,(Maths, Further maths, Physics, Chemistry) I thought I should just go all the way. In my region, universities that come to mind are NTU and universities in Hong Kong. Anyway, they are rather competitive, so it wouldn't be safe to bank all my hopes there. So my parents suggested US and Canada to me, and for the US I have taken all the necessary admission tests needed. My SAT scores are decent, not spectacular, so my chances of admission into those top schools are not high. My highest for SAT Math is only 740, my CR is 750 and my writing is only a 670. I have a 790 for SAT Math 2 and 750 for SAT Physics. Anyway, I have been very busy with my A Levels, and there are just too many universities in the States for me to choose which is best for me. So I hope that some here would give me some good suggestions. As the ringgit recently has plunged, tuition fees is a big factor. So I hope that you could give me some suggestions for schools while considering these factors: 1. Low tuition fees, financial aid if possible 2. A respectable engineering program 3. Reasonable chance of admission I do know of the liberal arts as being rather generous with their aid, but I've been entertaining some thoughts of working in Asia after graduating, and I do worry that my degree from such colleges would not be recognised here, no matter how prestigious they might be in the States. So, any suggestions? Thanks for reading.