Transferring to Ivies- Hard? Chance

<p>I have a 3.3 GPA in high school with a 2030 SAT Score, and am going on to Purdue Engineering. I would like to transfer into an Ivy (pref. Cornell) for engineering, but don't know if it is going to be a waste of money and time?</p>

<p>Unless you have a very high college GPA (basically a 4.0) and strong community/ EC involvement your first year of college it is going to be very difficult. You can always try, there's a chance they'll take you but see how your first year of college goes first then decide if you really want to transfer.</p>

<p>Ok, should I wait two years to transfer out so that HS stuff won't count?</p>

<p>Most will still look (though minor) at your HS records. I'm transferring with a junior class standing and mine are still looked at as well. It really depends on the school, but I'm sure an Ivy will look at them for sure. </p>

<p>You can't change the past and trying to cover it up will yield little results. Focus on improving what you have in front of you.</p>

<p>ahh transferring into cornell's engineering is SUPER HARD. they have a 6% transfer acceptance rate </p>

<p>you have to do really, really, REALLY well and show how much you love both engineering and cornell</p>

<p>Oh god, I am just wondering do undergrads at Cornell who are not in engineering and then decide to get into engineering have preference and are accepted more widely? Oh ironicallyunsure, are there any chances of going to another Ivy for engineering, it looks nearly impossible to get in...</p>

<p>you can try ivies which have not-so-good engineering departments such as brown or dartmouth. (if you are really into ivies)</p>

<p>Are you already at Purdue? Do you have any other college options? Coming for a more prestigious school could help your chances too. Try getting an internship in the summer or during the year- non scholastic recommendations and experience in the field could also help.</p>

<p>Well, I have made my mind up to go to Purdue, the other schools (which I cannot afford) are Georgia Tech, NYU (engineering w/ poly), University of Wyoming (very cheap), and RPI (absolutely way too much money)</p>

<p>ivytroll, would it be much easier to get into those engineering programs rathern than Cornell?</p>

<p>Cornell's really hard to graduate from. I suppose that it's simple to transfer into Cornell, but not really so. Yes, those programs are easier, however anybody has a chance for Cornell Engineering.</p>

<p>Just curious, why do the Ivies not have a great reputation for engineering? (Other than Cornell)</p>

<p>Columbia is pretty good actually.</p>

<p>Ok, Columbia or Cornell, but why are the rest not well known? What would you say just stay away from them or give them a shot in a year or two? I'd be happy with any Ivy, but some are just lousy for engineering (Dartmouth)...</p>

<p>i would assume that there are chances, just not very good ones lol. i'd say come up and visit, talk to admissions, take a tour, sit in on classes, etc and so you can write about that in your essay and let them know that you really want to be here</p>

<p>It be difficult to get into any Ivy league. Ivies (outside of cornell, Columbia, and Penn ) look holistically at admissions, it doesn't matter about department rank. The truth is most Ivy engineers at the engineering focused Ivies (Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Brown) usually enter high finance or consulting or go to top engineering grad schools. So there its not easier to get in at all.</p>

<p>My recommendation would be to look at non Ivy top schools like Rice and Northwestern.</p>

<p>Darn, though I will still be applying just to see what happens lol</p>

<p>Cornell's transfer acceptance rate is not 6%. Cornell enrolls roughly 600 new transfer students annually. </p>

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<p>Trust me, there is no way that Cornell receives more than 4,000 tansfer applications, and since the yield for transfers is around 60%, it is safe to estimate that roughly 1,000 of those applicants are accepted. I would estimate that the acceptance rate for transfer applicants into Cornell is somewhere around the 20% range.</p>

<p>Northwestern is another good option, as is Michigan-Ann Arbor.</p>

<p>^^^The acceptance rate for the school of engineering is around 6%.</p>

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Though a year old, and you may have to sort out that "Guaranteed Transfers" thing for the contract colleges.</p>