|By Bojolo52 (Bojolo52) on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 09:27 pm: Edit|
I'm an asian boy that lived in Italy (american school) for my freshmen and sophomore year and Louisina my junior and senior year.
GPA: 4.0 (max at my school)
Class Rank: 1 out of 200 something
Sat: Taking in October
Sat II: Taking in November
I don't really know what career I'm going to do and I don't know which colleges are good in science/math/technology so can you guys please help me? Can you tell me which colleges I can easily get into and which colleges would be a reach for me?
|By Takanawajoe (Takanawajoe) on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 11:18 pm: Edit|
RPI. I love it here.
Rensselaer Once Again Ranks Among Nation’s Top 50 Universities
Troy, N.Y. — U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 46th among the nation’s top universities, up from 48th last year. The Institute also ranks 26th in the “Best Values” among national universities, up from 29th last year and 34th in 2002.
Rensselaer’s undergraduate engineering program is rated 16th in the nation, and five of the undergraduate engineering specialty programs are also highly ranked, including materials engineering(14th), electrical/electronic/communications engineering (17th), mechanical engineering (20th), computer and systems engineering (20th), and biomedical engineering (21st).
“We are proud of Rensselaer’s ranking among the elite 50 universities in the nation. The true measure of our success is reflected in the caliber of students who have chosen to come to Rensselaer and in the accomplishments of our alumni, faculty, and staff who are truly changing the world,” President Shirley Ann Jackson said.
Rensselaer’s Class of 2008 excels academically, with an average SAT score of 1321 — a record for Rensselaer. Nearly two-thirds of the students come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Twenty-six percent of the class are Rensselaer Medal winners. More than 100 were captains of their athletic teams, 58 are Eagle Scouts, and many are actively involved in music and the arts. The 1,090 incoming first-year students are arriving from 37 states across the United States and 33 other countries.
“As a top-tier world-class technological research university, Rensselaer offers students an outstanding education,” said Rensselaer Provost G.P. “Bud” Peterson. “Because of its strong academic tradition and the excellent quality of its student life programs, Rensselaer attracts bright students from across the country and around the world.”
|By Bojolo52 (Bojolo52) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 08:19 am: Edit|
Would this college be a reach for me or could I easily get in?
|By Takanawajoe (Takanawajoe) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 02:34 am: Edit|
Your GPA is fantastic. Do well on the SAT Math and and AP calc. 28 is not bad in Math, but get over 650 on the SAT. Take SAT II Math or Physics. I got 710 physics and 640 math and I got a scholarship (I am 1/2 asian and went to an international school in Tokyo) and just love it here.
|By Ohio_Mom (Ohio_Mom) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 01:13 pm: Edit|
I was going to mention RPI first - but that's taken care of. You might also look at Case, Penn State, University of Wisconsin, UMass Amherst, Rochester Institute of Technology, Allegheny College (in Erie - just visited, very good CS). Case and RPI will want a bit more SAT - but none of these schools are unreasonable for you to look at with your excellent class rank. I am sure you are prepping for your SAT - please make sure, though, that you get enough sleep the night before - and a couple of nights before that, too.
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