What are some good Midwest Schools for civil engineering?
Due to the ongoing pandemic I want to get ahead (sophomore) and am trying to find a list of good civil engineering schools in the great plains region (roughly a triangle from Wisconson/Chicago to Dallas/N Texas to North Dakota). I have a 3.89 GPA and will request finicancal assistance and have 5 tier Fs ECs and above. I heavily prefer public schools and a bonus if they participate in MSEP.
Does anyone have a good resource as I just keep finding national top 10 lists not a general list by region?
Really appreciate the help!
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many of the state flagships and larger state universities in the midwest have really strong engineering programs—e.g., UIUC, UMich, UW-Madison, University of Iowa, Iowa State, Purdue, Missouri S&T. though what you'll find is that the schools with the strongest programs will rarely participate in MSEP. collegevine actually has a list of MSEP schools if you want to look: https://blog.collegevine.com/what-is-the-midwest-student-exchange-program-msep-which-schools-participate/.
and despite what you said about preferring public schools, if you're going to need significant financial aid, Northwestern and WashU-St. Louis might be worth checking out. private schools like those will typically offer significantly more need-based aid than public schools will, and if you're coming from a low or middle-income background, they can often end up being cheaper than state schools if you're able to get in. and their civil engineering programs will be as good or better than most of the other schools i mentioned.
Hey! Iowa State is an all-around great engineering school, but doesn't participate in MSEP. Purdue in Indiana is another excellent public choice that does participate in MSEP. I've looked at both (being interested in engineering myself :)) and you really can't go wrong with either. University of Michigan Ann Arbor is also good. Happy college hunting!!
This does every school of engineering by state. https://www.findengineeringschools.org/Search/by_state.htm This is best in the Midwest https://www.theclassroom.com/engineering-schools-midwest-6469483.html
You could also use College Board to sort by major and region here https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search