Make sure to check out our June Checklists for HS Juniors and HS Seniors. Consult these quick resources to get you started on the process this month.
GUEST STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Rohan is a freshman at Dartmouth (and loves it) having gotten in ED for the Class of 2023. He's here to debunk myths regarding admissions and student life at his school. ASK HIM ANYTHING!
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RPI vs. Penn State Mechanical Engineering
Hey guys- I am a POC woman pursuing a degree in Mechanical engineering, and I got accepted into both RPI and Penn State programs. They both cost the same, so it was no financial difference for me to attend either, yet, I have trouble deciding between the two. I am slightly concerned about RPI's rankings compared to Penn State, despite it being a solely STEM school. I am also concerned about the demographics, as I heard unfavorable things concerning women minorities in engineering schools. Penn state is larger but does it have more prestige than RPI? And how does a State school compared to a smaller institution concerning opportunities? Thanks and I hope to hear from someone soon!5 replies