Life Goals: Becoming rich through solving others problems using through developing
Life Problems: EXTREME mistrust of Authority and the education system
I need advice, I am 17 years old, and a high school senior, so I am planning to go to college. I have gotten accepted into the two universities that I want to go to. But here’s the issue: I have gotten into a college that has a better engineering department and the other has a fairly decent engineering department, however the one that is fairly decent is stationed in a city that has amazing job opportunities for entry-level front-end developers. The other, not so much, it is stationed in a rural city with not as much opportunities, however has one of the best engineering programs in the USA. And THE best in my state.
Note: I have full-rides to both.
Reason why I want to go to college: Free rent and free food–a place to stay for 4 years.
My guardians and counselors are pressuring me into going to a college ONLY because it will virtually provide me “security” of a good job with decent pay. However the better engineering college offers a nice bonding with people and I don’t many friends, so I am honestly don’t know what to do. It would be nice to have a social life and it seems that particular college offers that.
I haven’t finished front-end cert, or anything because my mind always goes back to this choice I haven’t made. I have a couple of months to decide what to do. Btw the fairly decent college will PAY me to go to their college(so that’s another thing). I want to code and make money also, but I also don’t want to my family to look down on me( I am one of the first ones to go to college in my family, so a lot of pressure on me). I know if I go to the fairly decent college, I will get developer job after I finish the certs and have awesome learning experience.While at the same time, have a decent learning experience at the college since I already finished my first year of college in high school, I can get to the real stuff in my major(Electrical Engineering). Either way I know I am pretty privileged with have these choices, however I have no idea what I should do. I am lost and incrediblely confused teenager that has no idea what to do in her life. Please help. Thank you in advance.