I am a 16 year old high school student who has been investing since I was 11 and trading since I was 14. I currently trade crude oil and emini s&p's and manage a $10,000 account which I have had consistant profits in. I am not saying any of this to brag but to mearly tell you what I have done in the past and the passion I have for trading. I have recently been thinking about college and am pretty set on going to iowa state. I have to admit I am no genius. I have an average 3.0 GPA in high school. As you know when you are trading you dont have a lot of time to do homework. I really would like to trade for a prop firm or hedge fund after high school and college. My question is will going to a state school with a degree in finance (like every other joe out there) affect my chances of getting a job at a good prop shop or private fund? Even if I have good market feel and can trade well? Also what is the deal with guys getting math degrees and quant degrees for trading. Don't people realize that basing you trades off of numbers and automatic programs is useless. Nobody will ever be able to master the markets, they move the way they want to. You need market feel and instinct. Thanks in Advance for the advice.