Women in Engineering Overnight

<p>Hey all! I'm applying to go to a Women in Engineering overnight stay at Cornell. They want a transcript and an essay. (you can read more about it here: Cornell</a> Engineering: WIE Program) Basically, I was wondering how choosy they are about letting people into this. Is it almost as selective as getting into Cornell itself? Or do they let in basically everyone?</p>

<p>I've got a 4.0 unweighted GPA, and my essay will be at least half-decent, possibly quite good. Chance me?</p>

<p>I’m applying too!

<p>I went this past fall and it was an amazing experience. To be honest I’m not sure how choosy they are but at the time I applied for it, I only had an 1870 SAT (1300 m+cr) score but a really good GPA with the highest level classes taken at my school (4.8 weighted, all a’s and a+'s) and got to go. Make sure in your essay you give knowledge of what programs Cornell has that interest you like project teams or flexibility, just something that lets them know you have researched and are interested in them. Apparently it’s a good indicator if you get in the program you will get into Cornell. It is semi-selective but I don’t think quite as selective as getting into Cornell. And now I am going to Cornell this fall.</p>

<p>Okay awesome, thank you! Congrats on going there, I hope I manage to as well(: I’m having trouble writing my essay so that it isn’t completely boring, but I’ll try to ignore that and just write about what’s great about Cornell!</p>

<p>If it isn’t too nosy, DreamingGirl, could I ask you about your experince with their financial aid? Because that’s what really worries me most. I’m afraid I’ll get in and then won’t be able to go because of the price tag.</p>

<p>Don’t worry I’m happy to answer questions! But my experience has been really good with financial aid so far. I was also really worried about that. I would use the financial aid calculator as it is pretty accurate to see how much you might get. I ended up getting a little more than what was calculated. The price would’ve been a deal-breaker for me if I couldn’t afford it but my parents make a little under 70k a year together (they are divorced though) and the family contribution is only 5000 which includes tuition, food, housing, and they also factor in books and other personal expenses into the financial aid package, which is fantastic! The financial aid office is very helpful and willing to work with you.</p>

<p>That’s fantastic, thank you for the details! It’s good to hear that they were willing to work with you. Is your package entirely grants, or did it include loans?</p>

<p>Most of it is grants. Only like 5000 is federal loans and i qualified for subsidized so interest doesn’t start growing till i graduate. and like 2000 was work study but all the rest was grants: Cornell grants and the Pell grant. Which honestly the federal loans aren’t bad at all especially because of Cornell’s high job placement rate. And the work study basically accounts for personal/everyday expenses.</p>

<p>That’s great(: Thanks for answering all my questions. Good luck at Cornell mext year, I hope it’a as awesome as it seems!!!</p>

<p>My daughter went to WIE after being admitted in April. It is a first class program. She was still undecided at the time as she had several choices at Cornells level. She loved it and will be attending. Also, the food was great, so many choices and the quality was way above what she had at other colleges.</p>