Hi! I am an upcoming high school sophomore, and would appreciate any insights about colleges along my line of pursuit. I took the PSAT my freshman year and scored a 1290, and expect to top that this year. I have a 4.0 GPA. I am looking to pursue a major in one of the following (exact major is still undecided): Pharmaceutical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and various other Medical and Scientific Majors. I participate in various sports and student government, and I will be joining NHS this coming year. I plan on taking 3-4 AP Courses and numerous honors courses by the end of my senior year. I would enjoy a high-end school that would offer a clear path towards a possible Masters Degree in any of these fields. This school should have around 10,000 students, give or take, the size of the college isn’t as important to me. It should have decent extracurricular activities and good social connections. Thank you for any advice you can give!
Are you looking to go pre-med, research, product development or something else? I have a lot of interests and I am finding that writing them down and seeing how some fit together is helping me make a better decision.
Research definitely interests me. As does specific fields within medicine, such as neurology.
I would look into biomedical engineering and consider Carnegie Mellon as they also work with University of Pittsburgh for a very exclusive research program where you end up with an MD as well. Neuroscience is fascinating. Carnegie Mellon also has a lot of opportunities for those in high school.
Thank you for your assistance. I really appreciate it.
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