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Is this a balanced college list for my stats? (CS, female)

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Replies to: Is this a balanced college list for my stats? (CS, female)

  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41131 replies445 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 41,576 Senior Member
    edited July 2017
    Add TCNJ as an instate safety or WPI for an OOS safety?
    Perhaps RPI, Wisconsin, UMass Amherst ?
    edited July 2017
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  • notherstudentnotherstudent 19 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 23 Junior Member
    The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) is a strong match, if you want to add another school to your list. Plus there is a CS + Stats major and is very highly ranked for CS. Just be sure that you can afford it, they rarely give aid.
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  • notherstudentnotherstudent 19 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 23 Junior Member
    The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) is a strong match, if you want to add another school to your list. Plus there is a CS + Stats major and is very highly ranked for CS.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 76083 replies663 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 76,746 Senior Member
    edited August 2017
    UIUC should be treated as a reach for CS, even if it is not for other majors or general undeclared.

    Note that getting into CS after enrolling in another major or as general undeclared is difficult:
    https://cs.illinois.edu/admissions/undergraduate/transfer-students
    edited August 2017
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  • latinvibeslatinvibes 101 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 105 Junior Member
    Obvious plug for my school lol but Brown also has a really good CS department!! Stanford is also pretty STEM oriented.
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  • retiredfarmerretiredfarmer 1002 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,004 Senior Member
    In defense of MIT and the other "technical" universities, please note:

    The names of these universities are more a reflection of their historical heritage than of their cultural breadth. As STEM has developed in scope and popularity, the focus of the more selective students bodies AND the design of course offerings have also evolved.

    Because of their historical focus these universities usually offer much more broadly developed programs in the STEM fields than can be found in more traditional universities or colleges.

    MIT's reputation in many non-engineering majors is exceptional. Take a closer look at their student body.

    WPI's interdisciplinary approach uses a project/research structure to enable students to personally experience the behavioral science and humanities interfaces with the STEM world. The integration of ideas from diverse fields of intellectual endeavor require more than a series of classroom lectures and exams.

    You cannot, will not, and should not learn all you need in your college years alone. These years are, however, an important launching pad to a continuous life of learning. Please don't stereotype without a closer look at this remarkable evolution.

    I'll get off my knees now.


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  • billcshobillcsho 18314 replies91 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 18,405 Senior Member
    edited August 2017
    UMich would be a low reach for you if from OOS
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  • zomaya99zomaya99 44 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    Not sure if it has been mentioned but if you attend Wellesley you can take classes at MIT.
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  • theloniusmonktheloniusmonk 2230 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,234 Senior Member
    You're an excellent candidate, I would not apply to Columbia early and get locked in - I think you'll get in if you do btw. If you're considering MIT, apply there early as it's non-binding as well as Michigan, then apply RD to the rest of the schools based on how those decisions go. Also I'd swap Yale with Stanford and move CMU CS to a reach, as someone else mentioned.
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