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Chance me for University of Washington-Seattle, UIUC, Colorado School of mines,

cfaxtram23cfaxtram23 6 replies2 postsRegistered User New Member
Weighted GPA: 3.814
UW GPA: 3.7
ACT: 32, 33 superscore
Out of state: Missouri
Ap classes: Ap physics I, Ap Chemistry
Ap exams: Chemistry (4)
work experience: Mcdonalds 1.5 years (lol)
Considering applying to them for chemical engineering, and want your decision of how competitive I would be in their applicant pool
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  • SybyllaSybylla 3562 replies40 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Is budget no issue?
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  • cfaxtram23cfaxtram23 6 replies2 postsRegistered User New Member
    Budget should not be an issue
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  • HamurtleHamurtle 2301 replies30 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    The weighted GPA seems low given the number of AP classes taken. UIUC might be a reach/low reach.

    Would you consider UM-Rolla (can’t remember what it’s called now) or Mizzou? Your scores/GPA should make them matches/safeties.
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  • AlwaysMovingAlwaysMoving 108 replies1 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    You have a solid chance at Mines because your ACT is the 75th percentile. Apply as early as possible.
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  • SybyllaSybylla 3562 replies40 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 14
    $250K not an issue? You are not hoping for merit?
    CSM would be OK, the other 2 will be a reach because they are very desirable engineering programs, you need to see if these have direct admissions to your major, if not, what would you do if you are weeded out, full pay, not admitted into chen. CSM is a very specific school, if you find engineering isn't your thing, you have very few options. It is also known as being rigorous. Hopefully you are looking at more match schools?
    Have the real sit down about money. As chem eng is brutal, you cannot bank on there being any ROI.
    Do you have AP calc? what is your physics score?
    edited August 14
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 22422 replies14 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    As chem eng is brutal, you cannot bank on there being any ROI.

    There is a huge ROI for chemical engineering.
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  • coolguy40coolguy40 1986 replies2 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    I always take the "money is not an issue" comment with a grain of salt. Someone is taking out massive loans to finance this because most normal parents don't have a $250k wad of cash lying around. I would really talk to your parents about the affordability of these schools before you even start applying.
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  • HamurtleHamurtle 2301 replies30 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    ^Agree with the comment above. Money will be an issues, so academic/financial safeties are always needed. And Mizzou and Missouri S&T are the safeties in this case.
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  • cfaxtram23cfaxtram23 6 replies2 postsRegistered User New Member
    Already accepted there through rolling admissions. It was a safety school for me, as are most schools in Missouri (other than WashU).
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  • cfaxtram23cfaxtram23 6 replies2 postsRegistered User New Member
    Ok, seeing as how I’m not competitive enough for two of the schools, what about applying for a chemistry major?
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 6619 replies39 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    CSM should be a yes for you.
    Agree that UWash and UIUC are reaches because you are OOS.
    Congrats on already having acceptances from your safeties. That puts you in a great position to put in some reaches. You may also have a leg up because of geographic diversity.

    IMO, if you want to be a chem e, apply to engineering. It's much more difficult to transfer into engineering. Have you consider Purdue, UMD, and UDel?
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  • cfaxtram23cfaxtram23 6 replies2 postsRegistered User New Member
    I haven’t really, but I’ll look into them
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  • HamurtleHamurtle 2301 replies30 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Virginia Tech might be an option as well for any flavor of Engineering.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 77125 replies671 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    cfaxtram23 wrote: »
    Ok, seeing as how I’m not competitive enough for two of the schools, what about applying for a chemistry major?

    Changing into chemical engineering after enrolling is likely to be difficult if frosh admission for chemical engineering is more difficult.
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  • CU123CU123 3428 replies62 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 14
    You are competitive at UIUC and UW whether you get admitted is another question, although is admitted I would imagine it would be to pre engineering (if they have that).
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  • cfaxtram23cfaxtram23 6 replies2 postsRegistered User New Member
    edited August 15
    And seeing as how the chemical engineering major is in the college of arts and sciences at Uiuc, it makes admission a different story
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  • airway1airway1 695 replies3 postsRegistered User Member
    edited August 15
    Went through this for both my kids for chemical eng. it’s a very competitive major and don’t plan a transfer in. The gpa requirement if transfer if accepted is high plus they have class requirements that might limit credit transfer. Consider Michigan State as a back up. Great chem engineering program.

    Even if the major is not in the college of engineering I expect it to be a “controlled” major. Which will have restrictions
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  • 57special57special 556 replies14 postsRegistered User Member
    University of Minnesota also has a vg ChemE program.
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  • ColoradomamaColoradomama 2663 replies30 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Also consider Case Western Reserve U, they offer Macromolecular engineering, which is polymer science and engineering, as well as chemical engineering, with merit awards.
    https://engineering.case.edu/eche/
    https://engineering.case.edu/macromolecular-science-and-engineering
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  • cfaxtram23cfaxtram23 6 replies2 postsRegistered User New Member
    What are some good match schools for me other than the ones I’ve stated?
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