College Confidential’s “Dean,” Sally Rubenstone, put together 25 of her best tips. Get your free copy of the "25 Tips from the Dean" eBook and get helpful advice on how to choose a college, get in, and pay for it: http://goo.gl/9zDJTM
I'm really interested in doing engineering in college but I prefer to stay away from some of the more hardcore pure engineering colleges (MIT and Cornell, for example), the reason being, I appreciate the versatile "skill-set" that you can get from an engineering degree but I do not want to pursue engineering as a career. I'm under the impression that Princeton (and Columbia) both are seen as top-notch schools to do engineering at, with a liberal arts foundation. However, does this mean that one still needs background in engineering? I have very minimal science/math extracurriculars, with the exception that I have taken some upper level math in high school (in terms of the sciences, i took part of AP Biology and didn't appreciate the teacher, took chemistry through dual-enrollment, and will be taking honors physics senior year, the highest level offered). Although I feel this shouldn't hold me back, I know that at other engineering schools science/math extracurriculars are almost a must.