Many high school students know they are interested in studying engineering, but are unsure about the exact type of engineering they want to pursue. After all, there are dozens of engineering fields and subfields, from computer to material science to aerospace. It is not uncommon, then, for students to enter college feeling overwhelmed or uncertain of their engineering path.
Rejection is never fun, and college decisions are no exception. Unfortunately, most students are not accepted into every college they apply to. That means they must confront rejection in the form of a thin envelope or brief email.
On average, four year college graduates will outearn those with just a high school diploma by nearly one million dollars over the course of their lifetimes. Now, this number will vary a lot depending on your major, your school, and your abilities, but none of that changes a fundamental truth of the 21st century job market: going to college has a tremendous return on investment.
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Colleges That Change Lives
It’s been four months since you applied to your dream college. You’ve been checking your inbox everyday, hoping for an acceptance but stealing yourself for rejection. Finally, the moment of truth arrives. You hold your breath and open the message. You’ve been…
American colleges vary in size from under 1000 students to more than 50,000 students. Both small and large schools have their advantages. Smaller school offer small, discussion-based classes, close relationships with professors, and a close-knit community. Larger schools offer more majors, along with nationally known sports programs and seemingly endless social opportunities.
For students who want to combine these experiences, an honors college might represent the perfect compromise.
For students interested in med school, selecting a college can be an especially difficult choice. After all, there is no definitive list of “best” pre-med colleges. However, there are a few factors that aspiring doctors can--and should--look for when evaluating potential schools.
Med School Acceptance Rates
What is the Western Undergraduate Exchange?
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (or WUE) is a regional tuition-reciprocity agreement. If you are a resident of one of the 15 western states that participate, you are eligible to recieve a reduced tuition rate at participating public colleges within the region. Approximately 160 colleges participate in WUE.