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First fare 2011 college engineering admissions

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First fare 2011 college engineering admissions

  1. 1. Engineering College Admissions• High school course selection, GPA and class rank o Most rigorous for what your school offers o Weighted vs. unweighted GPAs o What class rank tells colleges about you and your school• Standardized testing o SAT and SAT subject matter tests (math, physics, chemistry) o ACT o AP and IB• Extra-curricular involvement – depth or breadth? o At least one thing you stick with all of high school o FIRST Robotics, Intel Science fair or equivalent• Work Experience or community service o Work or internships o Finding meaningful, local community service opportunities• Recommendation letters and essays o Whom to ask for letters (and when) o Essay topics• Engineering schools o Most selective: Cal Tech, MIT, Olin, Stanford, Harvey Mudd, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Swarthmore, Cooper Union o Selective: WPI, RPI, Duke, USC, Purdue, Vanderbilt, U of Washington, Washington U St Louis, Santa Clara, Georgia Tech, Rose-Hulman, Stevens, Cal Poly SLO, Colorado School of Mines, Smith, Bucknell o Oregon options: OSU, OIT, PSU, University of Portland, George Fox o Graduation rates of engineering majors (back-up plan?) o College engineering involvement – Baja, DARPA, mentor a FIRST team, NASA squads, Engineers Without Borders, assist a professor with research o Engineering scholarships – school specific, FIRST, parental employers

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