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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Tips mention: Interview (6), ACT/SAT (13), Grades (8), Sports/Extracurriculars (9), College Essay (6)
Strong math and science background, and please don't writeMar 28 2017Biology
Strong math and science background, and please don't write your personal essay in your application about Legos. Engineering schools hate that.
SAT: 1540 Female
Solid test scores, or the flex pathJun 25 2015Biology
Solid test scores, or the flex path.
Stay involved in high school.
Don't be afraid to tell admissions what you're weirdly passionate about. If you like to build odd stuff, tell them about it!
If you are looking at going to this school,Mar 09 2015Mechanical Engineering
If you are looking at going to this school, I can tell you don't. But if you are up for the challenge, please remember these 3 simple rules. The 3 rules are something that I have come up with over my 4 years here at this school. The helped me be the student that I am, and they helped me land a job right after I graduate.

1. Do your homework the day it is assigned.
Even if you haven't covered it in lecture still attempt it. This is because you can do what you know, it allows you to ask questions in lecture, and it lets you know what to look out for in lecture.

2. Worry about you and and yourself only.
Do not rely on other people at this school for anything. They will forget or just not do it. If you need something, DO IT YOURSELF. If you do it yourself, it will help you build character, and you can learn much more than you thought.

3. Build a personal relationship with your Professors.
Always go to your professors office hours. Ask questions about homework, lecture, etc. Professors love that here. It shows that you are intersested in learning. However, do not ask things that are repeated from lecture, ask for understanding. Also if you build this relationship it can open up the door way for a job on campus under that professor, and you can suck money back from this school.

If you follow these rules, you can surive this school. It will be tough, but you can.

The application was pretty standardFeb 16 2015Chemical Engineering
The application was pretty standard. If you aren't actually qualified, join a sports team and they will probably let you in anyway.
ACT: 33 Female
I took 5 AP courses, 4 in my seniorNov 24 2014Mechanical Engineering
I took 5 AP courses, 4 in my senior year (got 3 and 4's on the exam). I would say was a B+ student in high school, I was accepted off the wait list with a good scholarship.
ACT: 28 Male
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