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Schools that admitted your B+/A- students?

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Replies to: Schools that admitted your B+/A- students?

  • wisteria100wisteria100 Registered User Posts: 2,986 Senior Member
    A B+/A- student with a rigorous course load from a very competitive high school, is a lot different than a B+/A- student without a lot of rigor, so that will be a big factor in where the chances will lie.
  • twobugstwobugs Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    D15 stats were pretty similar to your son. She's at UMass Amherst now and loves it. Applied undeclared and decided uring her freshman year that she wanted business, which is a competitive major at UMass. Did the prereqs, worked hard, is now double majoring in Isenberg. I don't know about CS, but it may well be that being accepted into the major once he's on campus (if he doesn't get into it when he applies) is entirely feasible. And, of course, in-state tuition makes a big difference.
  • MomtoAndrew2018MomtoAndrew2018 Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    @RightCoaster

    I will check out Clarkson - don't know anything about that school.

    About RIT - this was originally on our list because it seems like a great match for S. However, S looked into it, did some virtual tours and watched youtube videos. He dislike the look and vibe of the campus. I also read some CC reviews saying the campus feels more like an industrial park, too much brick and concrete, not much green space.

    Great to hear about UVM. S loves the town, the campus and the school.
  • MomtoAndrew2018MomtoAndrew2018 Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    @ECmotherx2 Thanks so much! I will check it out.
  • MomtoAndrew2018MomtoAndrew2018 Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    @twobugs Umass Amherst is S's top choice. He would be thrilled if he can get in! The problem is CS is different - the exploratory program for CS (= undeclared for CS) is by invitation only, meaning he has to apply to CS, not undecided. So, the risk here is he might be put on the undeclared for CS, or rejected altogether.
  • MagnetronMagnetron Registered User Posts: 2,184 Senior Member
    Complete opposite side of the country, but S1 was admitted to Washington State into their EECS program with similar stats. We know a whole bunch of OOS kids there and they tend to love it, including D's roommate from Maryland (and roommate's boyfriend from Texas) and her good friend from Nevada.
  • MomtoAndrew2018MomtoAndrew2018 Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    @mamabear1234 No he hasn't. He briefly looked at the ACT question styles and format and he prefers SAT.
  • koshkaskoshkas Registered User Posts: 87 Junior Member
    Check out Case Western. My S's stats were a bit higher but in that general area. Case was very encouraging, they even gave him a sizable (merit) scholarship. S was impressed by the high level of students there. They don't admit to a specific major so it's a bit easier for the CS applicants.
  • MomtoAndrew2018MomtoAndrew2018 Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    edited July 12
    @koshkas Case Western? We never considered it because it is so highly ranked and selective, that it seems like a total far reach and way out of his league. I will check it out and see where S falls on the chart.
  • koshkaskoshkas Registered User Posts: 87 Junior Member
    My understanding was that Case is just a bit below UMass and about on-par with BU (by stats on our school's Naviance), so not so unreachable. They also have non-binding EA which is very helpful and if you somehow contact them beforehand, they may even wave your application fee.
  • raclutraclut Registered User Posts: 3,189 Senior Member
    If he is taking the SAT again make sure he is preparing for it so that he improves his score. (classes, self study, tutoring) A higher SAT score will help him if applying to STEM programs. Some schools may require subject tests too.
  • MomtoAndrew2018MomtoAndrew2018 Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    Interesting. When I looked at Naviance S is way below average on the scattergram. Case's total admission rate though is not as low as I thought (38%). Its common data set makes it seem a bit more reachable than Naviance. So confusing. May I ask what major your child get admitted for?
  • koshkaskoshkas Registered User Posts: 87 Junior Member
    Case doesn't admit to any specific major - they sort of grant it in the end based on what classes the kid takes. My S was aiming for CS and physics. He chose to go elsewhere in the end but Case was a definite runner-up for him and all his freshman year he was torn if he made the right decision in not going to Case - he liked it there so much.
  • katliamomkatliamom Registered User Posts: 11,211 Senior Member
    edited July 12
    @MomtoAndrew2018 Check out University of Denver. It's a rising private school in Denver, just a few miles south of downtown. They like regional diversity, offer a CS major, have extensive contacts within the business community where your son could intern, and with his grades he could likely get enough FA to be within your budget.
  • MomtoAndrew2018MomtoAndrew2018 Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    @katliamom Thank you! Checking it out now! :)
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