|Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 7):|
Since nobody bothered to answer the most important question regarding the quality of Purdue's program, the answer is that it's one of the best. They're also a top notch engineering school.
If you can pull off a free ride to a school like this, you'll do well and your parents will be very happy as well.
Damn straight! Purdue AAE
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|Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 16):|
I will ask my teacher tomorrow. I'm not quite sure. If it is only towards Engineering, I will get a degree in Engineering. If it isn't, I will get it in something else. I'm in the class because it is what interests me, and it just so happens I can receive college credit for it. I can also take more classes in future years and get more credits. He said we can get college credit in classes like Bio-tech Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Digital Graphics, Digital Electronics, Principles of Engineering, IIRC. I'm going to take most of those and get lots of credits.
Do you have a web link to your High School that I can look at?
You know kid, here's a good piece of advice about Purdue and any other distinguished engineering program...don't let your HS
performance give you an ego. I was a HS
A student, so were ALL
of my current engineering classmates. Before you move into an engineering discipline like say Biomedical, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical & Computer, Material Science, or Aeronautical/Astronautical, you have to survive "Freshman Engineering". At Purdue, that program is jam packed with A+ HS
whizz kids who think they can all be rocket scientists...by the end of the first fall semester though, Purdue suddenly has a lot more students in the School of Management than it did in August. And it does not get easier for those who remain.
That said, the key to beating Freshman Engineering...is mental. Most people who CODO (Change Of Degree Option) out of engineering during the first year get freaked out by the work load and the cold hard fact that you are no longer spoon fed like in HS
. Nevertheless, Purdue Freshman Engineering has been quoted once as having a dropout rate higher than the USMC
At least you could be a jarhead.
Good luck kid. And leave the Lexus at home. Seriously, this is a college town, with college drivers...dare I say it, lots of Asian College drivers too. Get a beater or something.
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