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Purdue Engineering: Is it hard to get in?

Hi there! I'm a high school junior and I'm really interested in engineering. Purdue has come up a lot in my search and it seems like they have a great engineering program. For anyone who's been through the process, how competitive is it to get into Purdue Engineering? What key factors are they looking for in successful applicants? I'm feeling a bit stressed and would appreciate any advice.

8 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're already thinking ahead about your college applications. Purdue's College of Engineering is indeed quite competitive due to its strong reputation in the field. To give you a ballpark, their acceptance rate has hung around the 15-20% range in recent years for engineering specifically, which is more competitive than the university overall. Successful applicants typically have strong grades in challenging math and science courses, as well as high standardized test scores, if submitted.

Additionally, Purdue values extracurricular activities that show a passion for engineering, like participation in clubs like Robotics or Science Olympiad. Personal statements and letters of recommendation are also important; they should reflect your curiosity, problem-solving abilities, and dedication to the field of engineering. It's good to start prepping early, so try to focus on these aspects in your remaining time in high school.

Lastly, don't let stress overwhelm you; remember, you're not alone in this process. Consider talking to your school counselor to help strategize your application approach, ensuring you highlight your strengths effectively. Best of luck as you prepare; your proactive approach is already a great first step!

8 months ago

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