3 years ago
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Safety/Target schools for aerospace engineering + good degrees to match?

Hi, I’m a sophomore in high school and planning to major in aerospace engineering. My dream school is Stanford or MIT, and I hope to work for NASA. I have many ambitious school ideas, but I’m wondering what other schools I could go to that are still very good, but more of a target/safety? These would need to offer scholarships/financial aid. I am also wondering what other degrees would go good with aerospace engineering? I am planning on double majoring and having a minor in something.

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3 years ago

Hi @ruthie! Thanks for your question!

To figure out what schools are targets/safeties for you, check out our School List builder (linked here: https://www.collegevine.com/schools/hub/school-list/sheet ). In the filters, put down "Aerospace Engineering" as the major and it will list all of the schools that offer that major. Additionally, if you've already filled out your profile with stats and extracurriculars, it will also tell you if this school is a safety, target, or reach for you. This should be helpful in coming up with a preliminary list of schools to apply to.

In terms of what other degrees go well with aerospace engineering, that really is up to you! With a degree in aerospace engineering, you will be able to pursue exactly the career you want to, so any other major or minor you pursue should be based solely on your own interests. For example, if you really like economics and the intersection of economics and aerospace engineering, that might be a major or minor worth considering.

Here are some helpful articles on our blog about aerospace engineering: https://blog.collegevine.com/us-colleges-with-aerospace-engineering-major/ & https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-become-an-aerospace-engineer/

Hope that helps!

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