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Schools Which University Should I choose?

  1. Georgia Institute of Technology

    8 vote(s)
  2. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

    0 vote(s)
  3. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institue

    2 vote(s)
  4. University of Wisconsin, Madison

    3 vote(s)
  5. Pennsylvania State University, University park

    4 vote(s)
  6. Purdue University, West Lafayette

    4 vote(s)
  7. University of California, San Diego

    3 vote(s)
  8. University of California, Santa Barbara

    2 vote(s)
  9. University of California, Davis

    1 vote(s)
  10. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    1 vote(s)
  1. Apr 20, 2008 #1
    Here is a list of the university I am admitted in. I am interested in Engineering, but am not sure, maybe I would want to do something else. Financial aid is a major point since my EFC is $948.00.

    GaTech is only giving a Pell Grant. That's it
    RHIT is giving a $15000 scholarship. Other than that I'm getting around 6000 as federal grants
    RPI is giving the same as above.
    UCSB same as above
    Purdue 10,000 as scholarship then 6000 as grants
    UCSD same as above
    WPI 18,000 as scholarship, 6000 as grants.

    I am not a resident. But I have an attraction that for the UC's, i'll be a resident after 2 yrs. For Georgia Tech, after 1 year.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2008
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  3. Apr 20, 2008 #2


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    You haven't really given much info to help someone advise you! You say financial aid is a major point; have you been offered financial aid by any of these universities?
  4. Apr 20, 2008 #3
    If you don't really know what you want to do go to a big school where there are plenty of choices. I don't know if you could go wrong with any on that list.
  5. Apr 20, 2008 #4
    I'll mentioned that the Georgia school system has fixed tuition for your first 4 years. So, you won't have to worry about paying $2000 more than you paid the year before or anything like that. Fees and housing costs may go up, of course, but that will happen anywhere.

    Also, it's awesome here (at GT).
  6. Apr 20, 2008 #5
    I go to UW-madison, the engineering students here don't seem very happy with the education they are getting(at least in EE)
  7. Apr 21, 2008 #6
    University of California fees are going up, in case you're wondering. Both tuition and housing are getting more expensive as the state continues to cut funding.
  8. Apr 22, 2008 #7
    Have you visited any of those schools? that is one way to cross some off the list. I know it can be expensive to do so especially with choice of schools across the nation, however if the first time you see the school is your freshmen orientation and you then find that you don't like campus or that the surrounding town has nothing to offer you.... you are in quite a bad position. You should attend somewhere you feel comfortable at, somewhere you can see yourself enjoying life for 4 years.

    I can tell you I really enjoyed the campus and surrounding atmosphere of UCSD. La Jolla shores is a beautiful part of town and I really enjoy San Diego in general. Where as I did not like Purdue's campus or town. I ended up at my school because I fell in love with the atmosphere it gave me when I visited
  9. Apr 22, 2008 #8


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    I would have said you can go wrong with at least one on that list. :rolleyes:
  10. Apr 26, 2008 #9
    Well, I've hear about unhappy UW-M Engineering students. Purdue, Rose-Hulman, GTech, RPI, WPI will limit me.
    (BTW I also got in UC Davis and Irvine, but there wasn't any space in the polls). UCSB isn't my place, it has no diversity, only rich white kids (no offense to anyone).

    UCSD I think is my place.
    Anyone from UCSD, can I get in contact with you? mgiddy911?
  11. Apr 26, 2008 #10
    I am not from UCSD, nor am I even from California.
    I actually go to Loyola in Chicago
    UCSD is on my list of possible Grad Schools

    I visited the campus while on spring break with a friend and really liked it. I loved the city of San Diego and the SoCal feel in general. The campus is large which I like. It is pretty in and of itself but also situated in a very pretty area of town north of downtown along the coast called La Jolla (where Dr. Seuss lived or was from).

    Feel free to ask anything else and I can answer to the best of my knowledge, anything about the college selection process is fair game.
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