APPLICATION HELLPPPP!! URGENT. PLEASE HELP A GUY OUT
So I'm applying to Carnegie Mellon as a Physics major (Mellon College of Science). But I'm in the process of writing my essay, and I have already talked about my interest in physics and how CMU can fulfill my interests in physics.
Now I don't mind doing engineering either. Physics still my first choice.
Would it improve my chances if I also apply for engineering? I'm thinking about computer engineering.
But the thing is I have to fit in my interest in computer engineering with my interest in physics in this one page essay which seems challenging.
Would my essay that is focused on physics (computational physics to be exact) be watered down if I try to incorporate my interests in Comp Eng? Would this diminish my chances of getting into either of the majors?
Statistics (SAT, GPA, and acceptance rate) show that the Mellon College of Science is relatively easier to get into that Carnegie Institute of Technology (engineering)
But I know someone who actually got waitlisted at the mellon college of science and accepted to engineering. This makes me worried.
Sorry for the long post.
Please share your knowledge.