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What is CAS looking for?

imnewhere1imnewhere1 Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
edited February 2014 in Cornell University
Is it looking for well-rounded applicants or applicants with a specific passion/interest? Or would you say both are equally fine?

Replies to: What is CAS looking for?

  • MikeNY5MikeNY5 Registered User Posts: 307 Member
    Probably the latter. They want a well rounded class that is preferably filled with many "pointy" students. Both will work, though.
  • imnewhere1imnewhere1 Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    Okay, just wondering because it says that "Applicants must have a strong commitment to the liberal arts and sciences". So, it made me think that they want students who have interests in math and humanities.
  • iloverainbowsyoiloverainbowsyo Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    Good question...I've always been under the impression that CAS is looking for students who are well-rounded in academics. For example, I'm an English major and love writing, but I also love science. math, and literally every subject in the world (except chem :p).
  • SickofAppsSickofApps Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    Like the first poster said, the importance is a well-rounded class. A class of well-rounded individuals is boring compared to a class with physics majors, business majors, pre-med majors, writing majors, etc etc. Although, that's not to say that you should be proficient in other areas while still showing a passion. (So get good grades in English even if you want to become a math major)
  • imnewhere1imnewhere1 Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    Ah, okay just wondering because my ecs are pretty much all STEM-related, but I'm more interested in CAS than COE. I'm not sure if I should spend the summer of my junior year trying to diversify my activities or continuing with STEM (already found some to do).
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