How do I get to where I'm going?

Jim Plotzke

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What will I study at ISU?

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • ISU has an aerospace engineering program
  • ranked 43rd nationally for engineering

Location of ISU

  • Ames, IA
  • 121 miles from Osage, IA

Size of ISU

  • undergraduate population of 27,659
  • average class size of 33 students
  • student to faculty ratio of 15:1
  • campus size of 1,795 acres
  • 19 residents' halls

What test score is required for admission?

  • The ACT is used to calculate RAI scores
  • If the SAT is taken instead, it will be converted to ACT equivalent scores
  • All incoming students must take the ALEKS math-placement test.

Grade Point Average

  • There is no GPA requirement for ISU, but GPA is factored into your RAI score.
  • The average enrolled freshman GPA is 3.55

Foreign Language Requirement

  • Students applying for admission to the College of Engineering or College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must complete two years of a single foreign language.
  • Engineering students who do not have 2 years of a single foreign language study in high school must take college-level language. (1-2 colleges semesters)

Math Requirement

  • 3 years of math
  • One year of each: algebra, geometry, and advanced algebra

Science Requirement

  • 3 years of science
  • One year of 2 different of the following: biology, chemistry, and physics

Social Studies Requirement

  • 2 years
  • no special class requirements

English Requirement

  • 4 years
  • Classes emphasizing writing, speaking, and reading, as well as an understanding and appreciation of literature

College Visit

  • ISU has daily visits throughout the entire year
  • offers certain visit days with more tours and student question boards
  • I have not been on a visit to this campus
  • I currently have one scheduled for June 11th

Cost

  • Tuition & Fees: $7,736
  • Room & Board: $8,070
  • Books & Supplies: $1,034
  • Anticipated Personal Expenses: $2,430
  • Total Expected Cost of Attendance: $19,270

How will I pay for college?

  • potential ISU scholarship: Baker, Raymond F. Scholarship for Excellence (class rank scholarship)
  • potential scholarship from elsewhere: Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship (essay contest)
  • Financial aid scholarship deadline is March 1st (year of enrollment)
  • I will also fill out the FAFSA: free application for student aid, gov. form that determines financial aid eligibility. This is important because the money does not need to be repaid.

What are three reasons I like this school?

  • close to home
  • good engineering program
  • in-state tuition
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What will I study at UI?

I will study Aerospace Engineering at UI.

UI has an Aerospace Engineering program.

It is ranked 7th in the nation for engineering.

Location of IU

  • Champaign, IL
  • 394 miles from Osage,IA
  • Size of IU

    the population of undergraduates is 32,294

    66.5% of classes have fewer than 25 people

    4,552 acres in size

    22 residence halls

    What test score is required for admission?

    UI requires an ACT or SAT score

    All new freshmen must take the ALEKS math exam

    Grade Point Average

    There is no minimum GPA requirement for UI, but due to the selectivity of admission to the college, it is best to maintain a high average.

    Average GPA of students at UI is 3.59

    Foreign Language Requirement

    2 years of one foreign language is required to be admitted.

    If 2 years have not been taken, the student must take college foreign language classes.

    Math Requirement

    3.5 years of math, including trigonometry or higher required for the college of engineering.

    Science Requirement

    2 years of science

    must be ''lab sciences'': chemistry, physics, etc.

    Social Studies Requirement

    2 years

    no special requirements

    English Requirement

    4 years

    core classes

    College Visit

    UI offers all-day campus visits, including a specialized engineering college visit.

    I have been on a campus visit.

    Cost

    Tuition and fees: $15,636 - 20,640

    Books and supplies: $1,200

    Room and board (10 meals/week): $11,010

    Other expenses: $2,500

    Total Estimated Cost: $30,346-$35,350

    How will I pay for college?

    potential scholarship from UI: Illinois Engineering Premier Scholarship, merit based

    potential scholarship from elsewhere: I don't want to pay for college scholarship, lottery based

    deadline for financial aid application submission is June 19 of enrolled year

    I will also fill out the FAFSA: free application for student aid, gov. form that determines financial aid eligibility. This is important because the money does not need to be repaid.

    What are three reasons I like this school?

    Amazing engineering program

    great internships and chances to study abroad

    I love the campus and surrounding area