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Tips mention: Interview (3), ACT/SAT (25), Grades (28), Sports/Extracurriculars (13), College Essay (6)
They seem to have a way with picking theFeb 21 2006Nuclear Engineering
they seem to have a way with picking the smart ones.. don't stress the essay too much... we're engineers, not english majors.
SAT: 1310 Female
I was very involved in high school in aDec 14 2005Chemical Engineering
I was very involved in high school in a variety of activitites. I tried to have different areas covered. Such as an academic club, varsity sports, music, service club, student government. I also work very hard during my junior year to get my grades to their highest since this is the year the schools mostly look at.
ACT: 29 SAT: 1360 Female
I got in from my grades in high schoolOct 06 2005Civil Engineering
I got in from my grades in high school and a good SAT, I won't go into the score. I'll let you know a secret, I didn't even visit the school before I accepted the offer. I had many choices but RPI gave me that cool school feeling when I came for Student Orientation, except the room, bring a television! Just let the school know your passion for math, science, engineering anyhting they offer, and be ready to work if you got through high school easy like me. And a fridge can help too, for sodas and anything else you wanna keep cold.
I wouldn't say it's all that hardJul 18 2005Aerospace Engineering
I wouldn't say it's all that hard. Get good grades in high school, show that you're interested in math and science, do alright on your SAT, and maybe have some extracurriculars. There's honestly not a lot of well-rounded people here, so you don't need to be in like 1000 clubs to get in.
SAT: 1400 Male
Keep up your grades in HSJun 27 2005Nuclear Engineering
Keep up your grades in HS. This is a major consideration in the eyes of those who are reviewing your application. Of course, it helps to be well-rounded, have good SAT scores, etc.
SAT: 1380 Male
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