the exact line of thinking that brought me to University of Montana, Missoula...Snowbowl is only 20 mins away...not sure how they rate for engineering though
Ill look into it, thanks!
Colorado Springs fucking sucks. That's all I have to say about that.
Add U of Nevada, Reno to your list.The engineering program here is ranked pretty high among public institutions and Tahoe is only 40 minutes away.
I'm a mech engineer student and have gotten around 40 days this season. Tahoe was the final reason for why I decided on UNR
Thats awesome! Living near Tahoe would be sweet. 40 days a year sounds perfect, Ill look into it!
Originally Posted by BigmountainVMD
Oregon State --> Bend, OR --> Mt. Bachelor
Lewis and Clark --> Portland, OR --> Mt. Hood
Western Washington University --> Bellingham, WA --> Mt. Baker
University of Puget Sound (I went here, expensive though) --> Tacoma, WA --> Crystal and Stephens Pass
University of Washington --> Seattle, WA --> Same as above
East coast: University of Vermont --> Burlington, VT --> Jay peak and some others
University of Maine at Farmington, ME --> Farmington, ME (kinda nowhere) --> Sugarloaf
Choosing a place based on where you can ride is not a bad idea, as long as the school has a good program that you are interested in. I chose the University of Puget Sound, because it has an amazing science program and it 1:45 from Crystal and 2ish to Stephens Pass. And for a long weekend, Baker or Hood are only 3 to 4 hours away. You have a great GPA, so getting scholarships is totally possible. Keep that in mind. I had deans list and one for science, so for a few years I had 10 grand off my $40,000/year education. Then I realized how much better the ganja was on the west coast and lost my Dean's list scholarship... but hey, I was having a GREAT time!
Thanks for the list man, appreciate it. A lot of those schools seem interesting. I've been looking at all the schools out-of-state only scholorships and some of them are pretty big. At Boise I can get instate tuition automatically, which would be nice, and my parents would love me. I too, would like to see how great the ganja is out west
If you're going into ME, you're not going to keep above a 3.0 very easily taking too much time away from studying. At least that's my experience so far. I have a 31 ACT. 28 in math & 30 in science. My study habits aren't the best and my grades reflect that. Granted it's easier at some schools than others. But you're going to be taking approx 16 hrs a semester for a 4 year plan. The way I've been going it'll take me 4 1/2 years.
My dream job: cableway (aka chairlift) engineer. Planning on moving to mountains ASAP after school. Doubt I'll settle down in the Rocky's, but I want to live there for a while.
Dang.... sounds rough. I'm trying to get some of my freshman college classes out of the way in HS. Ill have 5 AP classes by senior year, which hopefully will lighten the load a bit. Thanks for the advice.
Also, I've thought about becoming a chairlift engineer also. It would be such a sweet job. Plus it's working on what we love. It seems sort of random though, do you know how many chairlift engineers there actually are?