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How much more difficult is it to get into an impacted major? (Mechanical Engineering) for UCSD

alexisandroalexisandro Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
I would like to be an environmental engineer, but seeing as UCSD's EnvEn program isn't as great as the rest of its engineering programs, I was thinking about majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Environmental Studies. I'm gonna be a senior in hs next year and I meet or exceed most of the average admissions qualifications like GPA and SAT and such. However I'm not sure if I can get in for MechE since it's impacted, so I was wondering how much more rigorous are the admissions for this. Thanks for your time.

Replies to: How much more difficult is it to get into an impacted major? (Mechanical Engineering) for UCSD

  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 23,151 Forum Champion
    UCSD accepts you into the University first and then into your major. If you are at or above the average in Stats, then you are a competitive applicant. Spend time on your essays this summer and make them great. Also make sure you select and alternate major that is non-impacted if you really want to attend UCSD. If you do not get into your first choice major, they will try to accept you into your alternate. I would also suggest you look into their Structural engineering major with a minor in Environmental studies. My younger son's friend plans to pursue this route and although Structural engineering is impacted, it is not as competitive as ME.
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