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Summer research programs

How competitive are the stem research summer programs? What stats and EC’s do they look for?

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7 months ago

The top tier stem research summer programs are extremely competitive. For example, RSI has about 1600 applicants and only 80 spots. They're looking for high test scores (33+ on ACT, probably 1500+ for the SAT) on standardized tests, and extracurriculars you're passionate about, preferably with leadership positions.

For further reading:

www.forbes.com/sites/kristenmoon/2019/01/02/what-does-it-take-to-get-into-the-ultra-competitive-research-science-institute-rsi/?sh=6cf1437926a9

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