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what are some good colleges that arent hard to get into for architecture that are around my area or not too far?

i want to persue in architecture for college but i dont want to go to a big school that is hard to get into.

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Betty’s Answer

Hi Justin,

Typically, to pursue an architecture degree, you would need to go to a 4 year college/university or a trade school. I would highly recommend looking into the community colleges in Elyria to fulfill the basic prerequisites of completing an undergraduate degree for 2 years. Then, you can look into transferring into a reputable college or university to complete your architecture major (2 years). While it doesn't sound appealing to work hard to get into a good university, the reality is that this profession is very competitive and you might have a difficult time finding a job if you received a degree from a college that doesn't have a good reputation. Give yourself some time to think through how you would approach this and fulfill the basic requirements for the next 2 years. I highly encourage you to get into a good college because it will be really worthwhile in the end. The last thing you want to do is to spend a lot of time and money to pursue a degree that companies don't take seriously. Here's some more information on Ohio universities with architecture programs. https://www.aiaohio.org/back-to-school-ohio-architectural-schools/

Hope this helps and good luck!
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Dennis’s Answer

Hey Justin,

So your question is kind of hard to interpret.
"I want to pursue in architecture for college but I don't want to go to a big school that is hard to get into. "

Despite what you might think that "architecture is just a bunch of drawing"....it's not. A degree in Architecture can take between 4 to 7 years depending on the program and the degree you want in the end. Remember that to become a licensed architect in MOST states you need to have a B. Arch (Bachelors of Architecture) or an M. Arch (Masters of Architecture) to become professionally licensed. Licensing for an architect is a professional exam much like the BAR exam for Lawyers. It represents a holistic overview of all the facets of being an architect from the legal stuff all the way up to structural design. So when choosing a college/university you should look for a program that teaches more than just drawing. Most Architects will take between 16-20 credit hours a semester every year you're in school. So if you're not sure about architecture then getting your core classes done at a 2 year community college might be helpful.
Also remember that in Architectural Studies you will be expected to take history classes, building engineering classes, structural design/engineering classes, environmental design classes and professional practice classes along with Studio classes where you apply all that knowledge into designing your own ideas/concepts. Architecture is not an easy degree and it's a very grueling 5 years of schooling. Classes tend to be long and you will be expected to work many additional hours to bring your ideas to life. In today's schools this means lots of drafting on computers with 3D programs like Revit and Rhino. But, you may also need to build physical models as well.
You're in Ohio. Lucky for you there are a few really great schools you can look into that are probably only 4-5 hours away. I went to Ball State in Muncie, Indiana. It's a medium sized University with a nice small town feel. But there are some wonderful schools in Ohio as well.
https://www.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/cap
Look for an NAAB accredited school so your path towards licensing is easier.
https://www.naab.org/wp-content/uploads/Accredited-NAAB-Programs-101321.pdf

Good Luck!
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