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Undergraduate Admissions

Today's college students want to have an impact, and they want to make contributions toward solving national and international challenges in areas including health, energy, environment, security and poverty. Just as important, they understand they are citizens in a global society.

What high school students may not know is that engineering has become a universal degree for those who enjoy math and science, no matter what career path they ultimately choose. You find today's engineering graduates pursuing careers in medicine, law, business, architecture and public policy, as well as engineering.

Today's engineering student is one who can see the connection between studying engineering and benefiting society; one who is an innovative thinker and wants to work across disciplines to solve problems.

Most candidates' transcripts include:

four years of English

four years of mathematics (the School of Engineering & Applied Science recommends calculus)

three to four years of history and social science

three to four years of laboratory science (the School of Engineering & Applied Science recommends biology, chemistry and physics)

at least two years of a foreign language

Senior-year transcript should show strong academic success in demanding courses. Most applicants take advantage of honors, advanced placement and international baccalaureate courses - if offered by their high schools. We also take into consideration standardized testing, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities and an essay.



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