is human ecology college hard to get it?

<p>Is Human Ecology college easier to get in relative to the Arts and Sciences College? i not planning on becoming a doctor. I like a program in Human Ecology and another one in Arts and Sciences, which would be easier to get in?</p>

<p>i'm not in or anything, but the percentages show that it is more difficult to get into CAS and people i know say the samething.</p>

<p>has anyone ever got into Human Ecology without taking biology? i'm not applying to a biology major</p>

<p>civomorth gave a good example of how not to properly interpret statistics.</p>

<p>An acceptance rate tells you what percentate of people, of those who applied, were accepted. It does NOT tell you the caliber of students who applied compared with the caliber of students who were accepted.</p>

<p>To make my point more obvious:</p>

<p>Lots of people apply to Arts and Sciences. Many of them lacking direction, great stats, good ECs, etc. This causes a larger number of applicants, so the acceptance rate seems more stringent and, as people assume, "harder." However, if 30% of applicants weren't going to be accepted anyways, this makes for a misleading acceptance rate as an indicator of "difficulty to get into."</p>

<p>Only so many people apply to Human Ecology. As most majors are very specific disciplines, this makes sense. Thus, there are less "bad fit, easy rejection" applicants, resulting in a higher acceptance rate. Or, as high schooler's refer to it, "easier to get into."</p>

<p>To answer the OP's question, it depends on the programs your considering and which fits you best. Which programs are you considering?</p>

<p>ic what your saying Grommet. I'm sorry for the misleading info.</p>

<p>My first choice would be Policy Analysis and Management (public sector) at Human Ecology. However, i didn't take a biology class (stupid me, i only took physics and chemistry) so i'm not sure if i'm qualified.
I'm also looking at Math or Economic at Arts and Sciences. I think i may fit the Arts and Sciences college better because i took a lot of courses in different fields like History, Music, Science, Computer, Law, Business, Math etc. I think i'm really "liberal art"? (maybe?)</p>

<p>Personally, i think the Policy Analysis program is a better program for me, but the Arts and Sciences college is better college for me. So i'm really at a lost. Anyone has any suggestions?</p>

<p>My sister is a PAM major at Human Ecology. At all of the schools they want you to fit not only the school, but the major too. If you fit the major, you really should fit the school anyways. If you feel PAM is the major for you apply for that. My sister proved she was a fit because she worked with people in public offices. She really fit in that regard. I don't think it had to do with Biology, especially since she took biology but didn't do well.</p>

<p>the thing is that one of the prerequisite course for Human Ecology College is biology, which IMO has nothing to do with PAM. So right now i really don't know what to do. I emailed Cornell but i haven't received an answer.
So back to my original answer: has anyone ever got into Human Ecology without taking biology?</p>

<p>I have a few questions I'm bringing over from another thread, related to the topic of this one.</p>

<p>Someone mentioned in another thread that Human Ecology frowns upon students that apply to two colleges instead of just them.</p>

<p>A few questions:</p>

<p>-Does anyone have some knowledge of if this is true or not?
-If it is, would they really frown as much on this if you apply to their school as the "first" choice?
-Would applying Early Decision negate any of their (potential) uneasiness?</p>

<p>Thanks in advance.</p>


<p>HumEc will only be easier to get into than A&S if you are a better fit for HumEc than A&S. HumEc is a college that definitely looks for fit, I recommend you read about the college's mission and perspective on the website and attend a college info session if you can, that's what really helped me decide that it was the right college for me. If you aren't a good fit for HumEc then you'd probably be better off with A&S. I agree with Grommet, HumEc may have a higher acceptance rate but percentages do not take into consideration that most people who apply to HumEc do so because they are a great fit for one of the specific programs in the college, whereas more undecided people apply to A&S. </p>

<p>about bio, do you mean you've never ever taken bio, or that you've never taken AP bio?</p>

<p>also, keep in mind that you can always apply to HumEc as your primary choice and A&S as your alternate, or vice versa.</p>

I've never heard of that, but HumEc has a very specific mission and it would probably lessen your chances if you had a generic "why college" essay rather than one that specifically points out what you like about HumEc. But I applied to HumEc as a primary and A&S as my alternate, and I got into HumEc.</p>

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<p>However I agree that your personal chances at either school are highly dependent on fit.</p>

<p>my biggest problem is that i didn't take biology at all.</p>

<p>This is my HS curriculum offered at my school (Canadian)
Grade 9: Science
Grade 10: Science
Grade 11: Bio, Chem, Physics
Grade 12: Bio, Chem Physics</p>

<p>I didn't take grade 11 bio, which is a prerequisite for grade 12 bio. But i took everything else. I'm thinking of 2 options right now. 1. Self-study AP Bio 2. Take grade 11 bio online first semester and then grade 12 bio at my school second semester.</p>

<p>Or i could just forget about Human Ecology and go with Arts and Sciences. As i said before, the courses i took are a better fit for Arts and Sciences but i think my interests fit PAM major better. So i don't know what to do.</p>

<p>if u do decide to take AP bio, I suggest CLiffnote and princeton review. Cliffnote is really specific, but it's boring. that's how i found it. Princeton is simple and is good as a review/ quick study b4 the AP bio test.</p>

<p>If you need to self-study for AP bio from scratch, I'd go with Barron's. I usually love Princeton Review, but the summaries are only sufficient if you're also taking an AP course in school. Barron's is much more detailed.</p>

<p>looks like 50% of the contract school admits/matriculees are from NY state. how many apply from NY and how many from outside. in other words, is it harder or easier to get to CALS or HEc in if you're from outside of NY?</p>

<p>I've never seen data on that point.</p>

<p>I'm convinced that you're just looking for a backdoor to an Ivy League college instead of looking for the right program for you. I'm sure HumEc gets backdoor applicants every year and promptly rejects them.</p>

<p>You should also know that designating a second choice does not increase your chances at being admitted to Cornell, people very rarely get into their second choices upon being rejected from their first. Just something to know about.</p>

<p>^ you can't be serious, when has i ever said anything about applying to two Cornell colleges</p>

<p>don't be so quick to judge, especially for someone with just 48 posts</p>

<p>maybe if you read through the posts instead of just the title of the thread than you will know i actually want to do PAM.</p>