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Does your choice of major affect your admission?

Socratic ThoughtSocratic Thought - Posts: 48 Junior Member
edited July 2009 in University of Florida
I heard that picking undecided can and will most likely hurt your chances because UF wants their students to have an idea of what they want to do. I have also heard that picking a major that is a social science like political science will give a better shot than picking a major in business or engineering. Is any of this true?
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Replies to: Does your choice of major affect your admission?

  • aforautumnaforautumn Registered User Posts: 1,381 Senior Member
    officially, no. to answer the first question, it sounds like it might, so go ahead and declare a major because it can do no harm and you're better safe than sorry. as for the the second question, thats not true. they make it pretty clear from admissions/other interactions i've had with them that major doesn't mean a whole lot, especially considering over 60% of students change their major at least once.
  • vincanity1vincanity1 Registered User Posts: 898 Member
    No, it doesn't matter. Only time your choice of major matters in admissions is when you're applying as a transfer student and are attempting to enter a particular school or program. If you're essay virtually has no bearing on admission, why would your tentative choice of major?
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