Question about ChE at Cal

<p>Even though ChE is offered by the college of chemistry, is it just as outstanding as the other engineering majors offered by the college of engineering?
im a transferring student. what got me into this thought is the extremely high transfer admission rate to ChE (50%) compared to 20% for all other engineering majors. </p>

<p>In addition, please evaluate my chances of transferring to cal as ChE</p>

<p>I came to the US almost three years ago, attended HS for a year and half.
AP test scores from HS
Physisc B/Chem/Calc AB 5
college gpa 4.0 (1 B in a non-transferrable english course and 1w this semester)
required courses completed
Not many ECs
Volunteer at California science center
tutor and study group leader at school
work experiences (not engineering related)
PTK club </p>

<p>Thanks very much for all your help.</p>

<p>the upper 75% gpa for transfers is 3.91- i think you have a good shot, although they like seeing activities related to your major</p>

<p>Oh, thanks for answering my question (I posted earlier asking what the admission rate was for ChemE)... </p>

<p>According to a reputable source, Cal ChemE is third in the nation, behind MIT and some other school I'm blanking on. So yes, it's "just as outstanding as the other engineering majors". </p>

<p>I'd say you have a 75% chance of getting in.. Good luck!</p>

<p>Im applying as a junior transfer. So i thot the test scores and hs gpa wouln't matter.</p>

<p>I think what explains the higher transfer admissions rate for ChE is simple. The way that the Berkeley ChemE program is structured is such that transfer students have to immediately walk right smack into the ChemE weeder sequence (if you don't know what a weeder sequence is, you'll find out soon enough). So a lot of ChemE transfer students basically get only what is in effect provisional admissions to the major - they get admitted on paper, only to get booted out by the deliberately-heightened cutthroat difficulty of the weeders. Contrast that with how the other engineering majors handle their transfers. If you successfully transfer into one of those majors, then because of the way the program is structured, you usually can get away without taking some of the weeders for that major. This is more compassionate to the transfers, I suppose, but at the large cost of engendering quite a bit of resentment from a lot of the engineering freshman-admits who have to survive the entire weeder sequence who see that the transfers get to skip out of part of the sequence.</p>

<p>that got me a little scared. Well as of now, i'll just make sure i can get in.<br>
weeder sequence refers to the 140 150 sequences i guess?</p>

<p>140, 141, 150 series, also Chem 112 and 120.</p>

<p>sounds like a lot of fun, hehe.
well, sakky, how would you evaluate my chances. will lack of activities relating to my major really hurt me. The thing is I think it was difficult for a freshman in cc to get anything engineering related.</p>