I really love Cornell for it's diversity and the fact that if offers a variety of courses to its students. I'm going to apply to Cornell ED this fall.
I have a strong interest for both Architecture and engineering. I don't think I have super good grades compare to the other applicants and my sat scores are ok. From what I heard, different colleges in Cornell really look at whether your backgroud shows that you had shown an enthusiasim in that specific area study.
I had taken architecture courses offered by my school starting from sophmore year to senior year. And had taken rigorous science and math classes. But my math grades in my junior year is not so great, since I took 6 majors this year and one of them is ap english(I'm a foreign student and I came to American in 7th grade.), which was a little too much. (I don't regret it though, I learned a lot. )
My grades in math are Bs for junior year(too many classes) and sophmore year(Family issue, moving around a lot and didn't go to school for a while). Grade for Sat ii Math ii and chem are all 780. Sat 2120.
My grades in my science and my architecture classes had always been great.
I took Ap Chem in my Junior year and I'm goint to take Ap physics C next year.
Took art 1 for freshman year and that's all. Have a portfolio from architecture class.
Here's my question, I don't think I'm a strong applicant compare to others, so I want to chose the area that my grades and experiences supports me this best. Do all of you think my overall course selection/grades gives me a better chance for Architecture or Engineering?
Thanks a lot.