Electrical engineering, transfer to Stanford and Princeton

<p>hey, i have some general questions about what it takes to transfer to standford and princeton's electrical engineering program. although i'm still a senior in high school, but i got into uiuc's EE program. i know things like 4.0 gpa and lots of ECs will help, but is there anything else i need to do during college to make my app stand out? my high school records are not that high, 1230 SAT, 4.0 weighted gpa and 3.6 unweighted. several state/national awards for science olympiad, technology student association etc. any comment/idea is appreciated</p>

<p>transfer is a very diffcult process, however I can not make any comment right now for you.</p>

<p>you have to be in college and see what happen.</p>

<p>Princton will be exceptionally hard considering they don't take transfers.</p>

<p>they don't? omg.. i didn't know that, what are some other engineering schools that are better than UIUC? i know mit is too hard to get in :(</p>

<p>What is your math SAT I and II. That will be important so if they're not 750ish, you should retake for schools of that calibre. Stanford is just as hard as MIT if not more so.</p>

<p>Stanford is easier than MIT i think</p>

<p>UIUC is a very good engineering school, why not consider it?</p>

<p>i think you should go research the schools. princeton doesn't accept transfers</p>

<p>my SAT are kinda bad, my verbal is 520, and math is 710, i'll probably get 750+ on SAT II physics and Math IIC if i consider taking it. how important is high school's record if i apply there as a junior? thanks all the comments :)</p>

<p>i know uiuc is a very good school, but after talking to some real engineers, in their minds, there're only 2 categories, 1. MIT, stanford, uc bekeley and cal tech. 2. is all the rest, however they did told me that the difference between uiuc and let's say, north carolina state university would be important to researchers, but not jobs in a company. it's not like i won't like uiuc, it's just that if i'll take the student loan for my college education, and since uiuc costs slightly less than stanford's, i'd rather go with the better one. also, schools like uiuc, ga tech are very regional-oriented schools, very few ppl know about uiuc here in teh south (i'm in nc), but i'm sure EVERYONE knows about standford. so.... there're millions of other reasons, i guess i just mentioned several "shallow" ones.</p>

<p>(In response to a comment of Stanford being "easier" to transfer to than MIT)</p>

<p>I don't think so. In any case taking 100 students out of 1500 is a very low admit rate regardless.</p>

<p>What's most important is that you don't think about transferring even before you've gone to college. That's a very bad mentality. You'll be diverted from your studies about something that may not (and probably won't) happen. Be realistic about your chances and don't count on being able to escape from your current situation.</p>

<p>MIT takes 5, Stanford takes 100, nuff said.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.princeton.edu/pr/admissions/u/transfer.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.princeton.edu/pr/admissions/u/transfer.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>This is quite old, 2002, but I wonder if they will start accepting transfers?</p>