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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (28), Grades (49), Sports/Extracurriculars (15), College Essay (14)
I had excellent SATs,Sep 02 2004Math
I had excellent SATs, grades, and class rank, and I got into the UP campus. However, I know people who got in with good grades, or good SATs, but not both. It's not hard to get into a branch campus and transfer to main campus later, if you don't meet with success at being admitted to UP.
I would recommend trying for the honors program - it has excellent benefits, scholarships, and overall is a better academic experience.
SAT: 1500 Female
Engineering at PSU is seriousAug 30 2004Engineering Department
Engineering at PSU is serious. Make sure that you are prepared for the workload. Try to actually learn in your high school math/science classes cause your going to need it here: getting good stats can only give you admission to the university, it does not guarentee good grades. If you want to get into the Honors College, remember that admissions is almost as tough as it is at Ivy-league schools. Overall the engineering school (even though it is already consistently ranked in the top 20) is very underrated by many people, who are simply speculating. This is one of the most challenging schools in the nation and the opportunities are endless. Prepare well.
For me, it was fairly easy for me to get in to psuJul 03 2004Other
for me, it was fairly easy for me to get in to psu. i suggest deecnt grades (yea yea yea) and an exceptional letter of recomendation.
SAT: 1080 Female
Don't stress so much over the SATs or ACTsMar 03 2004School of Information
Don't stress so much over the SATs or ACTs. They're great, but they won't kill you if you don't have an amazing score. Focus mainly on your high school transcript: GPA, activities, awards, etc. You don't have to be perfect, just competitive. Don't be too let down if you get deferred to another campus.
SAT: 1540 Male
Sent in my application online - essay not completelyJul 21 2003Communications
sent in my application online - essay not completely necessary! If you want to get in, work hard on your SATs and GPA and make it clear that extra curriculars are important to you!
SAT: 1310 Female
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