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Rowan or NJIT, Can I Get In?

CstilwellCstilwell 59 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
The Major I would Like to major in is Computer Science. Im really scared im not good enough for these schools. The schools in interested in are Rowan, NJIT, and William Paterson. Could I get in?

The thing im most scared about is the class rank, does it matter a lot. Mines pretty bad

Freshman: GPA 3.295
Sophomore : GPA 3.375 no honors
Junior: GPA 3.4375 1 honor (history)
Senior GPA ? 1 honors (calc) 1 AP ( Physics)

Sat: 1590 with all 3
Sat: 1090 with just math and reading
Taking Sats one more time. Hoping for a 1150 with Cr + M

Class Rank 222/ around 450

Clubs; FBLA and Interact Club (helping around the school)

Community Service: 150 hours

I dont know how much it helps but I can write a killer essay for the application!


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  • basedchembasedchem 1608 replies73 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,681 Senior Member
    look at the school's CDS to determine the importance of class rank.
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  • SternBusinessSternBusiness 958 replies62 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,020 Senior Member
    You should be in... NJIT is a good school but not very selective at all.
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  • SternBusinessSternBusiness 958 replies62 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,020 Senior Member
    Rowan could be a bit harder, but you still have a good shot.
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  • CstilwellCstilwell 59 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    you think i will get into rowan??
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  • CstilwellCstilwell 59 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    @SternBusiness you think i have a good shot at rowan? i feel like my Gpa and class rank are really low
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  • CstilwellCstilwell 59 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    @SternBusiness NJIT says that you need a 1100 or higher on your SATS and i only got a 1080. you think it is a bid deal.
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  • SternBusinessSternBusiness 958 replies62 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,020 Senior Member
    @Cstilwell No I don't think its a big deal. NJIT is a pretty tough school though and Comp Sci is a competitive major there. I would make sure you know what you are getting yourself into before you choose to enroll. I think you have a decent shot at rowan, and I think you will be admitted. If you can raise your SAT to a 1150 or a 1200 then I think you will be locked in. Would you rather attend Rowan or NJIT? You could try Ramapo as a reach also.
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  • CstilwellCstilwell 59 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    @SternBusiness I'm in a tough spot. Rowan was a nice campus and all but they are just a college in nj, njit on the other hand has a highly respected cs major and all. How I stand now which college do you think I have a better chance getting into without changing anything.

    I know what I'm getting into majoring in cs and have took classes in school as well has online
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  • SternBusinessSternBusiness 958 replies62 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,020 Senior Member
    If you attend a competitive high school then I think your in at both schools. If you attended my highschool you would get into both.

    I can see what your seeing about NJIT having more recognition. NJIT will definitely be considerably harder than Rowan (just so you know). Good luck
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  • kelikakelika 45 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    your SATs are average for Rowan and William Pateson, but I'm going to assume that you're instate(hello i am from new jersey too) which could work to your advantage. you're slightly above the 25th percentile for njit so you're average for them too but not by much. SATs aren't everything though. write a killer essay and i think you have decent chances
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  • CstilwellCstilwell 59 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    @kelika yes I am! Do you think being white will help since I read most people attending the school are Indian and Chinese. And also how does my GPA look with a 3.35. I know it will go up a good amount with the classes I'm going to take this year
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  • CstilwellCstilwell 59 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    @SternBusiness thanks a lot. I will be applying to both schools and will cross my fingers
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  • rhandcorhandco 4240 replies55 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,295 Senior Member
    Which school?

    No, there isn't any "reverse" URM going on, plenty of white kids at all the schools you mentions. I don't think anybody will consider Asians a URM, or Asians making whites a URM.
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  • CstilwellCstilwell 59 replies11 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    @rhandco NJIT is the school i was talking about. What is your view on this conversation, from the grades, standardized scores, ect do you think i can get into Rowan or NJIT.
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  • SidvasSidvas 29 replies6 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    did you get in? I'm on the same boat
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