When I was interviewing pilots for my airline, many of our most outstanding applicants came to us from some of the schools you mentioned above. Kent State is well represented at COEX, as well as Western Michigan and UND. Farther to the South are Auburn University which has 26,000 students and a good football team and Florida Tech which offers the weather of Florida and a very reputable flight program. Middle Tennesee State has a well known aviation program as well. Visit many campuses and ask questions about aircraft avalability and average time to complete the various ratings through the 141 programs as some schools drag some ratings out more than others. Any of the schools mentioned above will give you a well rounded education and a diploma you will be proud to hang on your wall at home.
Good luck and have fun.
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