Check out the list of colleges provided by The Cardinal Newman Society and recheck those colleges to be assured that your families are not Soviet indoctrinated. I have doubts about a few. All are Catholic schools, but non-Catholics are welcome and receive a good education. The list also provides job openings, including STEM.
I tutored a boy who is not Catholic and has been in Catholic schools from the beginning. I kidded him, “If I saw you in the hallway, I would ask, ‘Sooo, when?’”
In the context of taking tests, my current student and I looked at what Musk had to say about the challenges he faced in his life and how he dealt with associated anxieties.
Then get off social media!