what are some easy divisions to get into?

<p>as far as the top 50 schools, are there any divisions in certain schools that are a lot easier to get into? for example, i kno that the cals school is easy to get into compared to the others divisions in cornell and that the h and ss school is easy to get into in carnegie compared to the others. any others? im going to be a transfer applicant. i look to major in economics or bio.</p>

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<p>I guess you can say easier divisions of schools within the university exist.... however it has 0 effect on you...</p>

<p>You want to major in economics or bio.... therefore you will only be looking at the arts and sciences college of a university.... so what does the selectivity of the other school's within the college have to do with you?</p>

<p>Well, the thing is, some people don't really care about what they major in. They only care about getting a degree, any degree, from a certain school. You see this a lot at schools with top-notch engineering programs. A lot of students at those schools come in intending to major in engineering, but then find out that it's really really hard, so then they basically "retreat" to a bull***** major like Peace and Conflict Studies or Legal Studies not because they really care about the subject but just because they want to graduate without having to study very much. </p>

<p>The only difference between these people and the people who are hunting for an "easy" division with which to get admitted into a particular school is that the latter simply know that they want to get an easy, "gimme" degree at an earlier time than the former people do. But at the end of the day, it's still the same thing - both groups are looking get a degree from a particular school without having to do very much for it. So it's the same thing.</p>

<p>Right... but when he applies for a job at Meryll Lynch with a degree in Conflict Studies.... he is not going to get it</p>

<p>i gav u my majors for a reason....i dont plan to go into a "******** major".....its true in most of the schools eco and bio can be found in the arts and science school but in schools lik carnegie mellon, its offered at different schools and im particulary looking for schools like that in which i can apply to so once i get in and change my mind, i can atleast work very hard and ATTEMPT to change divisions</p>

<p>For economics and Bio... the school division it is in will not be any easier than the rest of the school.... if so very marginal</p>

<p>Only if you apply for majors in unpopular school divisions... like something out of the school of education or along those lines (which you cant for your majors).... there is usually no difference in admission selectivity worth talking about</p>

<p>Oh, I dunno about your second-to-last post. I have seen plenty of people get top jobs at top MC's and top IB's with what are basically, bull**** degrees. Some also manage to get themselves admitted to top law schools, because law school adcoms are grade-oriented, and it's very easy to get top grades into those bull**** classes without doing very much. </p>

<p>I once knew a guy who had a paper due on Friday, so on Sunday he started reading the book so that he could write the paper. No - not the Sunday before it was due. The Sunday AFTER the paper was due. And this guy didn't get an extension on the paper, and had no excuse that would have allowed him to do the paper late. He was just a lazy procrastinator and decided he wouldn't do the work on the paper until after it was already due. So he read the book, did the paper on Sunday night, handed it in Monday morning, and still got an A-, and the only reason he didn't get an A was because it was late. It was one of those bull**** classes where basically, if you wrote anything semi-coherent, you were going to get a good grade. He now has a cushy banking job.</p>

<p>The point is that, unfortunately, gaming the system can work. I don't like it, but it's true. Some people really do get rewarded for being lazy.</p>