How do I know which college is the best option for me?
I am asenior in high school and I am really interested in discoring more about the engineering field. I want to become a civil engineer, but the colleges that have good programs for that are expensive and difficult to get in, so how do I know which is a good collage I can go? engineering civil-engineering college
Another thing to consider is that if you are considering an advanced degree, consider spending extra money to get into a top tier school for that degree. Your undergrad performance, testing, and college experience will play a role in getting selected. Maybe what I just mentioned is to far in the future for you to be thinking about, but if you are thinking of receiving a masters or doctoral degree, please take this into consideration.
Hope this helps,
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This question is very dependent on the person who is asking. Thankfully, I believe you have the hard part down. You already know what major you want to pursue, and on top of that you are also considering college tuition fees and acceptance rates. I would say explore your limitations first (your college budget, your high school statistics, whether you want to go out-of-state or stay in CA, etcetera). Make a list of 'safe schools' that is within in your limitations, and then go from there. Out of those safe schools, look into which schools have engineering programs that sound the most beneficial to you.
I wish you luck! I also live in CA and I believe there are many universities/colleges out here that have amazing engineering programs. You can do this!
P.S. If you find yourself interested in a school that seems out of your reach (also known as a reach school), but has your dream engineering program, apply! There may be parts of your college application that make you stand out and look like a competitive applicant.
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