Question between Engineering School and the College

<p>I am interested in pre-med, but I saw the biomedical engineering and cognitive science majors for hte Engineering school , and am interested in them.</p>

<p>Many of my EC's don't show interest to be an engineer, but more for medicine... will that hurt my chances if i apply to engineering school?</p>

<p>HAHA are we applying to the same exact schools or what? with your stats, i doubt you couldn't get into penn....seriously...ask some better questions eh?</p>

<p>For pre-med major, I suggest you go for Penn college b/c llike for all Engineering majors, it's almost impossible to get a perfect GPA. Med school cares alot of GPA so you're proabably better off in Penn College.</p>

<p>bah papucutta :P</p>

<p>leely, my situation right now is that I am competing against 10+ other valedictorians in our school (our school doesn't weight GPA grr) and most are applying to Penn... I was worried that Penn wouldn't take all 10 of us, and someone will get shafted even tho they had a good chance to get in</p>

<p>talking with friends, many are applying to college but only one to engineering, so I thought i'd have a better chance into Penn getting into their engineering school... guess i am a bit worrisome :P, but yea that was my reasoning</p>

<p>i know that penn college will probably be a lil bit easier, but i'm not doing straight engineering - biomedical engineering has a curriculum geared towards pre-med with minimal engineering courses</p>

<p>also i don't want to be a cookie cutter by doing a chem or bio major for pre-med, i want to have a lil more diversity in my education :)</p>

<p>i dunno, i'm still not 100% sure which one to do</p>

<p>haha-and in addition to ivy league admissions, there's ba/md admissions......shoot us....</p>

<p>from what I was told on the engineering tour, only like 1/4 of the bioengineering students are planning on going to med school</p>

<p>in addition, applying to a certain college should not help your chances evem no one from your hs is applying to that college (for instance they all go college and you go engineering) b/c they consider numbers from hs together, not divided among the 4 colleges (or so I was told)</p>

<p>i don't think it's very hard to switch schools between SEAS and SAS. at the end of your freshman year, just apply for a dual degree (you just fill out a paper) and then drop one if you want (or you can do both). wharton's the only hard one. you need at least 3.6-7 to get in. for the other schools, the dual degree application is more of a formality.</p>

<p>if everyone else at your school is applying for SAS i would do SEAS, but don't blame me if you do this and something bad happens.</p>

<p>there's no limit on the number of SAS classes you can take as a SEAS student like there is with taking wharton classes. you could conceivably take a SAS courseload even if you're a SEAS student. a lot of the classes are the same too (calculus, writing, physics/chem/bio).</p>