DON'T GET AN AVIATION DEGREE!!!!
Pick a good school that offers both aviation and a degree in another field that is of interest to you. Get a "real" degree and do your flight training through the university. This way you have something else to fall back on in the event your aviation career hits a dead end. And as the previous poster stated, varied weather is your friend. It will make you a better pilot.
Purdue and UND both offer a wide variety of degree programs and have superb aviation departments. Remember that one of the great advantages of certain schools are the connections the have, such as internships, etc...
Here is a link to a listing of schools with aviation programs. Good luck!
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