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Discus: What Are My Chances?: September 2003 Archive: College choices
By Justinfiddler (Justinfiddler) on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 03:43 pm: Edit

hey, are these good engineering schools for my stats?

reach: northwestern cornell
match: berkeley, carnegie, washington u of sl

1380 sat, 4.0 gpa, top 10%
no sat 2's yet.

4,4,3,2 on ap.
90 community service,
10/week job each year of hs
bunch of ec (sports, music, robotics, math)
i go to university and take a cs classes
couple awards
took amc, and aime.
in bunch or orchestras. maybe state this year
will have good essay and recs
i'm asian
i live in MAINE. whitest state. does that help my chances?

can i make it into the schools on the list?

i'm particularly interested in the eecs programs
thanks

By Bigman82085 (Bigman82085) on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 04:43 pm: Edit

carnegie is not a match for anyone by any means

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 05:07 pm: Edit

It sorta depends on your SAT IIs...your SAT is w/in the range of normal for all these schools. I hope you have some safeties, b/c you might get into a couple of these or none at all; you never know.
Vermont is whiter

By Justinfiddler (Justinfiddler) on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 06:58 pm: Edit

what would be good safeties for computer science and engineering.

also, if i apply for computer science major and not engineering at carnegie mellon, does it descrease my chances of getting in?

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 10:48 pm: Edit

I dunno much about the computer science schools, but my impression is that RPI and WPI are pretty good safeties. SIT is good too, but it isn't as widely known.
About computer sci. vs. engineering...I can't even pretend to have any idea what I'm talking about. Sorry.

By Calidan (Calidan) on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 - 12:59 am: Edit

i think ur SATs are kinda low... especially for berkeley (ESPECIALLY if ur out of state), northwestern, and cornell... GPA is great, though...so it could probably go either way. good luck : ]

By Quakerboy2 (Quakerboy2) on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 - 12:17 pm: Edit

Computer science and engineering are completely different schools at CMU, so you apply to each individually. If you want to (like me), you can put down CS as your first choice, then the tech school (with engineering) as your second choice.


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