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acceptance rate for undergrad engineering schools

vintageblue5vintageblue5 Posts: 15Registered User New Member
edited September 2007 in Engineering Majors
can someone post the list of acceptance rates that I can't find
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Replies to: acceptance rate for undergrad engineering schools

  • Morning_TheftMorning_Theft Posts: 133Registered User Junior Member
  • vintageblue5vintageblue5 Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    where in collegeboard can i find that info
  • GeordieGeordie Posts: 156Registered User Junior Member
    this was a dumb question, how could we know which acceptance rates you couldn't find.


    look around on collegeboard, it's very easy to use.
  • vintageblue5vintageblue5 Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    ok... maybe im just being dumb but i rly cant find

    lets say how would you find the acceptance rate for dartmouth engineering for class of 2011?
  • ken285ken285 Posts: 3,871Registered User Senior Member
    Collegeboard has acceptance rates for universities, but apparently not individual colleges within universities, which is what I believe the OP was asking for. He's looking for statistics that filter out the acceptances for the college of arts and sciences, education, etc.
  • superwizardsuperwizard Posts: 1,251Registered User Senior Member
    ^you'd have to search each university and check if they have different requirements for different schools. Take for example two well known universities. Cornell has different acceptance rates, average SATs etc for the school of engineering. Stanford on the other hand does not.
  • vintageblue5vintageblue5 Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    Oh i guess my question was ambiguous although implied in the title.. i shouldve mentioned 'engineering' part more clearly

    superwizard, I have always assumed all schools work like Cornell from your example. Then how does Stanford manage to control numbers of students in each college within the university?

    For Cornell Class of 2011, engineering: 30% a&s: 17%
    (http://dpb.cornell.edu/F_Undergraduate_Admissions.htm)
    but I can't find any data for other schools

    I understand that this does not necessarily mean that Cornell engineering is easier to get in, since the ones applying to engineering is generally more interested or qualified to its field. I still think 13% diff(almost twice) is pretty huge. Then, again back to Stanford, if the acceptance rates are same, shouldn't that mean a&s is much easier to get in than engineering business w/e
  • superwizardsuperwizard Posts: 1,251Registered User Senior Member
    Stanford has a long standing tradition of letting incoming students major in pretty much anything they want. Other than being able to roughly admit large numbers of 'fuzzy' and 'techie' students Stanford just let's the students be. I assume that after so many years it isn't too hard roughly guess the number of students that are going to major in each subject. Here's an article from the Stanford daily that lists what this year's graduates majored in: http://daily.stanford.edu/article/2007/5/8/whatAreYouMajoringIn.
  • drusbadrusba Posts: 7,806Registered User Senior Member
    I do not know of any source which publishes the acceptance rates of the engineering colleges of universidities that have schools other than engineering. For some you may find such statistics on their sites. I am aware of articles in the past that have noted that the admission rate for any particular university's engineering students is generally higher, often by a significant amount, than the admission rate of the university overall. However, the class rank and test score 50% range of those admitted to engineering is usually higher, often significantly higher, than the university's 50% range overall. That seeming contradiction between the two reflects that the percentage of all college applicants who apply for engineering is small (only about 6% to 8% of the total) but that group as a whole tends to have higher stats. In other words, that Cornell's engineering admission rate is almost twice its overall rate does not necessarily mean it is easier to be admtted to engineering.
  • RileydogRileydog Posts: 611Registered User Member
    Another thing to note - the acceptance rate for engineering is often quite different for males than females. Typically, many more males apply to engineering schools than females. As such, females are admitted at a higher rate and sometimes with lower stats than the males. This may skew the overall mid 50th percentile scores for accepted engineering students and males may require higher SATs and/GPAs than expected.
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