Got into UIUC and Purdue, problem choosing





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By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 12:53 pm: Edit

I got into both UIUC and Purdue I should be in at Penn State and RPI to. All of these schools are known nationally for their engineering programs.Where do you think the quality of Eduaction,Students, Sports, Housing and Social will be the best. UIUC and Purdue are also known as big party schools is this trend seen in their engineering schools also or is their an academic atomosphere in the engineering department.

By Anger (Anger) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 01:43 pm: Edit

Dude your posts are all over!
Anyways congrats on getting admission to such fine schools.Great Job!
I wonder where you will be going to though.UIUC's engg programmes are pretty well known and you ll find lots of Indians to give you company!
Though costs could be a factor!Did you get scholarships anywhere?

By Becks777 (Becks777) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 01:52 pm: Edit

the same post again- Did u really get in or are just trying to get our attention by saying that

anyways, if u did get in, congrats!- definitely go with UIUC- better school overall

And what were your stats again and when did u apply?

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 07:46 pm: Edit

I really got in, I am not trying to get your attention. Thanks for helping me in between also. My stats were as follows:

760 M
570 V
1330

SAT II(Dont Matter)

750 IIC
760 CHEM
660 Writing

Loads of EC'S. Good essay.

I am asking again because I have heard mixed reviews about UIUC, people say the enviorment there is not academic and its full of drunks, to what magnitude is it true. I dont drink nor do I intend to.

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 07:49 pm: Edit

I promise this one is the last.

Becks can you help me, I am studying in India and get aroung 70-75% in school the people at ROTC disqualified me they say my GPA is 1.7.Should I tell them to reconsider. I thought for students from India Uni's know that 75-80+% is really good.

By Becks777 (Becks777) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 09:38 pm: Edit

Explain to them that u r in a different country which has a different grading system. Or best ask your principal to write an e mail or a letter saying that an A in your school is not 90+ as it is over here.And i think theres an agency here in the US which converts the garde for you- not sure though: i think u should go with the principal thing

And just wonderng- can u ist your 10th ( board exams) and 11th classes and what u got in them?. Also did u submit a resume? what was your essay about?

And the environemt at UIUC is not that different from purdue

By Anger (Anger) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 10:36 pm: Edit

You could try converting your marks into US grades via WES.Ask ROTC if they are willing to accept that instead.75% converts to an A..thats the conversion they gave me!

By Smac86 (Smac86) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 11:19 pm: Edit

Definitely UIUC!!!!!!
Don't go for Purdue over UIUC!
Believe me.

By Nycneedhelp (Nycneedhelp) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 11:31 pm: Edit

UIUC

#5 in engineering...what does purdue have?!

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Thursday, January 22, 2004 - 07:46 am: Edit

Ok thanks for the replies

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Thursday, January 22, 2004 - 07:49 am: Edit

i sent them the ROTC an explanation from my side explaining that I am in a different country and the SAT score clearly shows that I can by no means get a 1.7. which is almost like failing.

By Barrons (Barrons) on Thursday, January 22, 2004 - 09:46 am: Edit

Purdue is # 9 in engineering but has a much large number of eng students. I would take UI as it is a better school overall.

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 01:42 am: Edit

ok thanks.I got reconsidered for the ROTC program and reinstated.

By Ad1486 (Ad1486) on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 10:56 am: Edit

wats rotc

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 12:46 pm: Edit

ROTC is a army program which you can take in collge. After 4 years of college you graduate is a leiutenant, I have applied for the scholarship

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 08:13 pm: Edit

bump

By Becks777 (Becks777) on Friday, January 23, 2004 - 09:19 pm: Edit

Hey what were your board scores? And when did u apply to UIUC?

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 12:37 am: Edit

Dec 15 79%

81 SCI
83 MATH
90 ENG

By Madameinsanity (Madameinsanity) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 07:44 pm: Edit

as an IL chick who takes UIUC for granted.. i surprise myself to say that... GO FOR UIUC OVER PURDUE.. holy crap. OK, cornfields... but civilization is not TOO far to the north...

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 10:09 pm: Edit

OK,THANKS

By Becks777 (Becks777) on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 10:17 pm: Edit

Get some extra clothes too!

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 03:04 am: Edit

thanks for the advice

By Way2usa (Way2usa) on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 08:28 am: Edit

Becks and smac86, there's an Indian Post #5, pls do post over there.. btw, what are your admission status'? :)

By Smac86 (Smac86) on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 12:59 pm: Edit

Yeah.
I just made a post there :)

By Becks777 (Becks777) on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 08:30 pm: Edit

Hey- i got into UIUC too!- hope to meet you there
btw any questions fell free to ask me. Is this gonna be your first trip to the US?

By Tsueiblah (Tsueiblah) on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 08:35 pm: Edit

is anyone going to "Illinois experience" on March 14-15?

i think i may go...

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 03:08 am: Edit

congratulation becks.Did you see your status online or did you get a letter. Have you recieved any scholarships.

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 03:10 am: Edit

no I lived there till I was 2 that does'nt make a difference,then I went for 3 months when I was 12

By Nycneedhelp (Nycneedhelp) on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 12:04 pm: Edit

ohhh yeah the illinois experience thingy...

my parents are bitching about how it costs so much and its far away so i dunno (plus its on the same day as my national champs, and if i qualify, i dunno)

By Becks777 (Becks777) on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 05:01 pm: Edit

I might go- but not sure. if i find someone to go with me in school then i will definitely attend

yes- i saw my decison online. This year i dont think i m gonna get any scholarships ( stats not good enough) but next year i think i will get 3000-5000 from ABBOT labs- my dads company. Plus since i m a state resident the cost of attending isnt gonna be that high anyways

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 11:29 pm: Edit

ok,thats good.should I also apply to u.winsicon.is it better than uiuc

By Becks777 (Becks777) on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 06:18 pm: Edit

No- for engineering its not
BTW Did u gget an email about your acceptance from them? and have u researched about the resdence halls and everything?

By Superrjackson (Superrjackson) on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 07:26 pm: Edit

does uiuc even look at sat2 scores if you send them with the app?

By Mcreek05 (Mcreek05) on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 09:38 pm: Edit

man, i don't know what these guys have been telling you but Illinois and Purdue are both great schools for engineering and neither is better than the other

check out their web sites

www.purdue.edu and www.uiuc.edu

(don't know how to make them hyperlinks)

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Friday, January 30, 2004 - 09:37 am: Edit

no.


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