|By Aceofhearts54 (Aceofhearts54) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 11:39 pm: Edit|
I'm currently looking into schools for architecture, and any input would be greatly appreciated! I know I want to go into architecture, so I'm not particularly interested in the strengths and weaknesses of any other programs at the schools.
Some schools I'm interested in...
--U of Illinois at Urbana Champaign...So far the only school I've visited. I like it, its close to home, and the social scene is really good. However I don't really like how big it is, and I think I'd prefer more individual attention.
--UMich Ann Arbor...I'm guessing its a lot like U of I, except maybe a little more prestigious. And its even bigger. I'll be visiting it this summer.
--Miami U Ohio...don't know that much about
--Washington U St. Louis...also don't know that much about
--Rice...Sticks out as my favorite as of now. Its a smaller school, but supposedly still has a great social life. I'm definetly contemplating a road trip to Texas this summer to check it out.
And I'm always open to suggestions for other schools with a reputable architecture program. Besides the strength of the arch program my main concern is atmosphere. Money really isn't an issue.
Some stats on me, if it makes any difference...
-- 4.282 gpa (weighted, I don't know what it is unweighted)
-- 20/582 class rank (top 5%)
-- 30-34 predicted ACT, getting my scores back soon, also taking SAT in May
-- solid class schedule, many honors/AP
-- decent portfolio, will be working on it more this summer
-- used to do 2 sports, now work 20-25 hours a week instead
Thanks in advance to anyone who can give me some suggestions!
|By Savedbythebell7 (Savedbythebell7) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 01:54 am: Edit|
Cal Poly SLO....as good as it gets
|By Wct (Wct) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 02:03 am: Edit|
What about CMU?
|By Brunoniana (Brunoniana) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 12:08 pm: Edit|
|By Rana (Rana) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 01:27 pm: Edit|
Consider Cornell, UVa, and of course, MIT, Yale, and Harvard...here in the west: Berkeley, UCLA, Cal Poly-SLO are the obvious ones, but Colorado, Wahington, Arizona, and Oregon are worth a look too...
|By Rana (Rana) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 01:32 pm: Edit|
CMU is also excellent and of course don't forget Cooper Union and Columbia in NYC
|By Sleepdeprived (Sleepdeprived) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 02:02 pm: Edit|
Carnegie Mellon, USC, Columbia, and UPenn also. What kind of degree are u looking for?
|By Aceofhearts54 (Aceofhearts54) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 10:38 pm: Edit|
Thanks for the suggestions guys! I'll check out some of those. And that ranking link is great.
What kind of degree am I looking for...? I'm leaning towards the 5 year programs offered at some schools rather than the 6 year preproffesional programs. Mainly because I don't see myself changing my mind about my career goals. I'm open to just about anything though, as long as it gets me the March at the end.
|By Uschicka (Uschicka) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 10:47 pm: Edit|
My roommate this year at USC transferred from UCLA for the architecture program here. It's a five year program with a lot of work, but my roommate has learned a lot and feels as if she's being well-prepared. A lot of the professors also have tie-ins with many top architecture firms, some heading their own.
|By Nick13 (Nick13) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 05:46 pm: Edit|
Does anybody like Rice Arch? Ihear it is very small.
|By Usunkmyb_Ship (Usunkmyb_Ship) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 06:12 pm: Edit|
My brother went to University of Illinois in Chicago for architecture.
|By A2j (A2j) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 06:39 pm: Edit|
how is architecture at tulane???
is it good!!?????????????????????
is it hard to get admited!??????????(to the school of architecture! )
|By Aceofhearts54 (Aceofhearts54) on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 10:41 am: Edit|
I like Rice Arch because its small. Otherwise I'm looking at UIUC and UMich....totally opposite. In all honesty I'm not that interested with the Ivies. I think I have a shot at them, but I want to enjoy college. All the cut throat competition isn't for me.
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