Colorado School of Mines, should I even bother?
I am a current community college student. I am working towards transferring to a four year school in order to major in Petroleum Engineering. At this point I have guaranteed admission to Texas Tech and Montana Tech. Yet, there is nothing more that I would like, than to attend Mines. However, I am not sure if I am a viable candidate for Mines. I did very poorly in HS, it's a long story. The jist of it being that I ended up with a 2.5 weighted GPA.
Well, like I said, I am currently attending CC trying to dig myself out of this hole. After two semesters (summer + fall) in the books, my GPA is, 3.6. So far I have taken Calc I/II, Chem I/II, University Physics I, Eng 101, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics. This semester I am taking Calc III, University Physics II, Intro to Geology, and English 102. 2280 SAT. I’m not sure how important 'hooks' are to Mines, but I am a first generation American and the first in the family to attend college.
So with this said, should I even bother applying? I recently read through 'Fiske Guide to Colleges' where it noted that Mines is a, 'easy to get into' school, with a acceptance rate of 66%. Yet everything I have found online suggest the exact opposite. I have turned to College Confidential for some opinions/advice on the matter. I know for a fact that there are a few Mines graduates and current students on here, hopefully they will also chime in.
Last edited by peterson90; 02-27-2012 at 08:51 PM.