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    Our daughter is a student athlete at a NAIA private college in Kentucky. Here are some of the more positive things we found out before she made her decision to attend. First of all, the class sizes are small. She doesn't have a class with more than 14 other students. This includes classes such as english and math. Secondly, the percentages of graduating within 4 years is much greater than at the big universities within the state. Even though she's a freshman her professors, advisor and even the president of the college know her by name, not by a number. And, it gave her an chance to continue playing a sport she enjoys while receiving a quality education. She was able to receive money to attend by having a good acedemic record and ACT score. We pay much less than we would have if she attended one of the large universities in the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird Hustle View Post
    Our daughter is a student athlete at a NAIA private college in Kentucky. Here are some of the more positive things we found out before she made her decision to attend. First of all, the class sizes are small. She doesn't have a class with more than 14 other students. This includes classes such as english and math. Secondly, the percentages of graduating within 4 years is much greater than at the big universities within the state. Even though she's a freshman her professors, advisor and even the president of the college know her by name, not by a number. And, it gave her an chance to continue playing a sport she enjoys while receiving a quality education. She was able to receive money to attend by having a good acedemic record and ACT score. We pay much less than we would have if she attended one of the large universities in the state.
    What kind of ACT score?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hja1224 View Post
    What kind of ACT score?
    25 and a 3.0 gpa at the time she graduated from highschool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird Hustle View Post
    25 and a 3.0 gpa at the time she graduated from highschool.
    That's pretty close to what you need to get a good F-aid package at Denison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainThunder View Post
    Not as much as it used to be. Hanover (the town) has grown quite a bit since I was there in the early to mid 1980's. Madison is a really neat little town as well.
    I graduated in 2002, so when you visited it must have been really out there. Madison is really a cool town. It has Hinkles, or did, and a lot of cool bars, (ok 3)

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    Hanover is a great school and I believe was my daughter's second choice after TMC .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mexitucky View Post
    I graduated in 2002, so when you visited it must have been really out there. Madison is really a cool town. It has Hinkles, or did, and a lot of cool bars, (ok 3)
    My wife and I had lunch at Hinkles a few months ago. Solid little cheeseburger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    My wife and I had lunch at Hinkles a few months ago. Solid little cheeseburger.
    Nothing like a Henkleburger on a friday night in Madison Indiana!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainThunder View Post
    Nothing like a Henkleburger on a friday night in Madison Indiana!!!
    Friday night??? Lightweight. They taste much better at 2am on Sat. morning or Sunday morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mexitucky View Post
    Friday night??? Lightweight. They taste much better at 2am on Sat. morning or Sunday morning.
    Okay, I did that as well!!! I just didn't want to rat myself out too bad!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by papagrit View Post
    I have a boy that wants to get into aerospace engineering. He is only a sophmore, but he loves aviation and engineering and has since he was three. Are there any DIII schools around Kentucky that have this specialty? He is currently eyeing "big" schools like Alabama, and a school in Daytona Beach, FL that has a reputation for being good aerospace engineering schools. His "way out there" reach is for Princeton in New Jersey. The boy makes the grades (4.0) and scored a 21 on the ACT in the seventh grade and is a pretty good athlete who might get into a school on athletics. We (his mother and I) are afraid that he will be swallowed up by one these big schools and we aren't exactly dripping with money for tuition. Anybody got suggestions for a school within a state or two from Kentucky that has a good aerospace engineering department?
    The University of Dayton has a very good aerospace engineering school which works closely with Wright Patterson Airforce Base. If his ACT scores are above 25 the the financial aid package is pretty good of course 27 is better and if he can get to the magic number of 30 or above he has a good chance of going to school with most of the cost being taken care of.

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