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Tips mention: Interview (8), ACT/SAT (33), Grades (51), Sports/Extracurriculars (9), College Essay (24)
When I applied, I forgot to even send in my essayJun 23 2005Other
When I applied, I forgot to even send in my essay. Basically, just be honest on your application and make sure you have good recommendations. It isn't as competitive or tough as I thought it would be, but that doesn't mean not to try hard. And Financial Aid is very good here, or so I think. I was given nearly half of my Tuition/Room/Board solely from need-based Financial Aid. If I had tried harder in high school I could have actually gotten some scholarships based on my academics too. Maybe next year I will work on that one, but you should work on it now.
SAT: 1230 Male
I got into the toughest major at RIT: theJun 13 2005Other
I got into the toughest major at RIT: the Film and Animation Major. It's really obvious why it's the toughest major to get into. It's probably the most stressful major at RIT and possibly even the most time consuming. I would say that, I got in because of my top notch high school (RIT knew of my high school, which is a CT high school). I think that one of the major reasons I got into this program was because of my life experiences. I overcame a lot of adversity and I think that looked good because of the very stressful nature of the major. I would not suggest this major to anyone who is unconfidant or emotionally/psychologically unstable. (one guy my freshman year flipped under the stress and...well, needless to say, got so angry about his film not showing up on time that he essentially got himself expelled from RIT).
SAT: 1240 Female
I had a 3Jun 12 2005Biology
I had a 3.864 and graduated 16th in my class of 117. I didn't apply until after I graduated high school. There were quick about admitting me during the summer. I attend the following fall. I had talked to a counselor in the admissions office that was very friendly. I got the impression that grades and sat scores were all that mattered.
SAT: 1210 Female
When I attended RIT did not have a veryMay 14 2005Music Education
When I attended RIT did not have a very high acceptance standard. RIT will weed you out after the first two years if you don't have the drive to get through. You need more drive than brains to get a degree from this institution.
SAT: 1250 Male
I was a shoe-in for this place, as IApr 30 2005Mechanical Engineering
I was a shoe-in for this place, as I got my AA with honors, and a 1300 on my SAT. But I was really lacking on extra-cirricular activies. I have heard several times that the admissions folks like seeing independent projects. If you're applying to engineering, try to include something you built, desinged, or whatever in your application. If you and your buddies built a skate ramp, include it in your application and explain how you made it (if you didn't just slap it together of course). If you like working on cars, talk about some of the things you did. Then try to tie it all into engineering and how this is what you want to do in life.
SAT: 1300 Male
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