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Can I get into Purdue???

enemyunitenemyunit Registered User Posts: 500 Member
edited July 2013 in Purdue University
I'm out of state, planning to list major as Electrical Engineering

Weighted GPA - 4.28
Unweighted GPA - 3.67
class rank - 59/428

very competitive high school (because of the IB program)

ACT composite: 35
english - 35
math - 35
reading - 32
science 36
(english/writing - 31) I got an 8 on the essay ='(

math IIc - 800
physics - 780
chemistry - 750

national merit commended

Middle Years Program Diploma (9th-10th) w/ completion of Personal Project

Expecting to graduate with Full IB Diploma

IB tests: (out of 7)
IB math 2 SL - 6
IB economics SL - 6
IB Spanish SL - pending
IB History HL - pending
IB Biology HL - pending
IB English HL - pending

12th grade schedule: (hardest possible schedule, except math which has one level above it)
AP Calculus
IB English 2
IB Theory of Knowledge
IB Global Studies (history) HL
IB Spanish 2 SL
IB Biology 2


Certificate of Merit - Piano - lvl. 5
6 years experience in mallet instruments
National History Day (1 year) - regional finalist, state finals competitor
Quiz Bowl B Team - two years
Science Bowl C team captain - 1 year (going at it again this year, hope to make B team)
Science Olympiad B team member - 1 year (going at it again this year)
Member of National Forensics League (debate) - 2 years
won 1st place novice public forum debate at Yuba City HS Tournament
Quiz Bowl Officer: Tournament Chair 1 year (going at it again this year)
Model United Nations Officer: Treasurer (1 year)
Co-founder of UTSAV Youth Group
President of UTSAV Youth Group
Internship with UC Davis medical center Pathology dept. 100+ hours

Community Service:

approximately 230 hours comm. service
FLASH program - (2 years) mentoring/tutoring elementary/middle school kids
Library community service - (4 years) book shelving; upgrading children’s books record-keeping system on FPL library catalog; Summer Reading Program volunteer

UTSAV Youth Group (2 years) - organized coat drive for a local women's/children's shelter; organized Spring Clean-Up event for local park; organized fundraiser for same shelter listed above; organized cooking event for said shelter, currently organizing Christmas toy drive

major: Electrical Engineering

Please let me know what are my chances!! thanks in advance
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Replies to: Can I get into Purdue???

  • SquattingDog10SquattingDog10 Registered User Posts: 121 Junior Member

    My answer no, no you cannot get in to Purdue with a 35 act and 3.6 gpa, purdue is a little harder to get into than MIT. However, if you would just do a little better on your act you just may have a shot (like 38 or 39 should do it).

    Whenever i see an IB diploma student, NM commended, and a 35 act i always think man this guy is just a lazy slacker and doesnt even deserve to get in community college.
  • enemyunitenemyunit Registered User Posts: 500 Member
    come on, I'm pretty sure it's not that easy to get into Purdue engineering, they're around top 10 in the nation.

    anyone else?
  • JimgotkpJimgotkp Registered User Posts: 2,854 Senior Member
    You will without a doubt get accepted even into Honors First Year Engineering. Might even receive a scholarship.
  • tonyecctonyecc Registered User Posts: 278 Junior Member
    enemyunit, come on, if you can't get in, who can?
  • msl2008msl2008 Registered User Posts: 307 Junior Member
    yes you will definitely get in unless all the people who normally apply to the Ivys all decide to apply to purdue....and even then i'd still say you have a shot
  • tonyecctonyecc Registered User Posts: 278 Junior Member
    If they all go to Purdue, then we go to Ivys. Ha Ha
  • enemyunitenemyunit Registered User Posts: 500 Member
    lol haha I'll keep that in mind guys. thanks for the responses!
  • tonyecctonyecc Registered User Posts: 278 Junior Member
    enemyunit: I am pretty sure, Purdue is not your top 3 choice. the only reason you are rejected by Purdue is they think you are not really intend to atend Purdue, otherwise you are 200% in.
  • enemyunitenemyunit Registered User Posts: 500 Member
    lol, in my application essay "before you begin, keep in mind that I do not really intend to attend Purdue" hahaha

    thanks though, very reassuring. But i'm hearing some crap about purdue's social life and it's kind of a turnoff haha
  • tonyecctonyecc Registered User Posts: 278 Junior Member
    enemyunit : you can post your Purdue Essay after you are admited
  • blackbird2blackbird2 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    you can get in
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