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Which school? West Virginia Univ. or Parks College at St. Louis Univ.

  1. Jun 19, 2012 #1
    Hello, I recently changed my career path to Aerospace Engineering from BioChem. I currently have a BS in BioChem from UC San Diego in Cali, so I looked into transferring into a AE program at out of state schools. Unfortunately, due to the budget crisis in Cali, most/all public schools are not accepting 2nd BS or transfers. So I had apply to out of state schools. Even worse was, I changed my career path so late in the year that i was only able to apply to 2 schools this year. West Virginia Univ (Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources) and St. Louis University (Parks College of Engineering, Aviation & Technology). Didn't have the time to look/talk with every single school in US. I was just curious at first if I can get into a program and see what are my chances were and to hear I got into both really gave me hope in my career change. So I guess my main question is, which school will give me a better education/rep to get internships and employment at a company as an Aerospace Engineer? Like at Northrop, etc. I know a lot has to do with my academics and character, but i still want to have that extra boost from my school background.

    I know tuition and cost is a factor, but I want to ask this first.

    Also, I've thought about just waiting another year and apply to more schools closer to Cali and with a better ranking, but I don't know if it will be worth the wait for a BS degree. I am currently 26 yrs old and want to really get my career started as soon as I can. Please let me know what you think. Thank You.
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