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Chance me for CSE

Schmitty3333Schmitty3333 Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
I am an Indian male from Plymouth, Minnesota.
Stats:

ACT: C:33 (E:33, M:34, R:30, S:33) I have gotten a 34 on English but I don't think it matters that much

UW GPA: 3.74
W GPA: 3.87

AP Scores: AP Bio(4), APUSH(4) and I am taking Calc AB and BC in my senior year

EC's: I have about 300 volunteer hours and will have about 350 volunteer hours by the end of my senior year. I volunteer every Saturday at a hospital for 3 hours. I was on the debate team in 9th and 10th grade. I started working at Kumon at the beginning of Junior year and work about 6-7 hours a week. I was in Math club in 9th grade. I am also in a volunteer club at my school.

I plan on majoring in Biomedical Engineering or Environmental Engineering

Replies to: Chance me for CSE

  • mitchklongmitchklong Registered User Posts: 813 Member
    I would say admission is likely. Try to get your grades up to top 10% if not already there, they like to see that.
  • Schmitty3333Schmitty3333 Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    Thanks for the reply. My school doesn't do class rank so I don't really know where I stand but I think i would be in the top 10%.
  • gman333gman333 Registered User Posts: 247 Junior Member
    Scores and EC's excellent, grades are pretty good. I think you'll be fine, but CSE is very competitive. Had a 11% admission rate this year.
  • KajonKajon Registered User Posts: 4,440 Senior Member
    This is always an interesting chart to look at: http://admissions.tc.umn.edu/academics/profile.html

    Students who are admitted to CSE as freshman still have to apply separately for a specific major around soph year. I believe those meeting the course requirements and with a 3.2 GPA are guaranteed a spot in their major.

    As an unrelated side note: I just read that last year for the whole university there were 44,000 application for admission, up from 20 some thousand in 2009. Impressive! I think it was 35,000 when my son applied in 2011.
  • Schmitty3333Schmitty3333 Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    Gman333 cse had an 11% acceptance rate last year? That seems a little low. Could you share where you got this information. I'm also in state and the acceptance rate for in state is way higher than oos. Thanks for the reply!
  • gman333gman333 Registered User Posts: 247 Junior Member
    edited August 2014
    Orientation for incoming freshman. Approx. 11,000 apps for CSE I think around 1,400 accepted, is what the slide show said. I'm pretty sure that's what the numbers are.
  • KajonKajon Registered User Posts: 4,440 Senior Member
    I think gman may be correct because last year they finally upped it from a cap of around 1000 per academic year.
  • Schmitty3333Schmitty3333 Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    Would 1,400 be the number of students attending or number of students who got accepted?
  • gman333gman333 Registered User Posts: 247 Junior Member
    I think they said accepted. I could be wrong and that is the enrolled number which sounds more likely to be honest.
  • quirky294quirky294 Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    The acceptance rate for CSE is certainly not 11%. It's among the lowest here but nowhere near that.

    Your UW and W GPA only have a 0.1 difference...did you take a lot of other challenging classes? They should view that higher than ACT
  • Schmitty3333Schmitty3333 Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    quirky294

    APs I have taken are:

    Junior year: AP Bio and APUSH and I got 4s on both
    Senior year: AP Calc AB, AP Calc BC, AP Physics B

    Honors classes:
    Freshman year: Honors Physical Science (a class which you had to have scored a 25 on the explore science in 8th grade to get into), Honors Communications 9 (Language Arts), Integrated Math 2X (Honors Algebra)

    Sophomore year: Honors Communications 10, Integrated Math 3X (Honors Geometry), Bio X (Honors Bio), Chemistry X (Honors Chemistry)

    Junior year: Integrated Math 4X (Honors Pre-Calc), AP Bio and APUSH

    Senior year: AP Calc AB, AP Calc BC, AP Physics B
  • quirky294quirky294 Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    Yeah I think you should get into CSE with all of those. I think you probably know the deal with admission to your major. Also, since you're Indian, it should be some incentive, as the U makes quite a big deal over diversity.
  • Schmitty3333Schmitty3333 Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    Update: I just got into CSE on November 10 and all of my materials were received by the University of Minnesota on September 23
  • Kitten23Kitten23 Registered User Posts: 576 Member
    I also saw the slideshow displaying the "applied" and "accepted" figures and I concur with the 11% acceptance rate. Congrats to those who make it in! I'm one of the lucky ones.
  • Schmitty3333Schmitty3333 Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    @Kitten23 wow that seems really low. Many top engineering colleges don't even have an acceptance rate that low, (Michigan, UT, Purdue etc.)
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