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Old 02-11-2019, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Diverboy View Post
From the UF admissions website:

Eligibility

You are eligible if you...

If it were that easy every kids would go to UF after community college ....
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:40 PM
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Yeah admission to college is getting harder and harder.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
Not quite
42% of 32,747 admitted, 6,648 total freshman class

Engineering would be an even smaller number than that.
Are you sure? Seems like a lot of overhead for that size freshman class (hint, use the google machine)
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by GR1FFIN View Post
1390 SAT is excellent, the 26 ACT is not. Also a 4.0 weighted is not that great these days. For engineering anywhere he goes employers will know he is a smart kid. No doubt if you get into a great engineering school it matters but if its not tier one its doesnt matter as much as he gets the degree.

Entrance into college these days can be a crap shoot even for exc students. I have 2 daughters who never got a B in their life ( over 5.0 weighted)) , 32 ACT, 1500 SAT (760 M, 740 V), pres and vp of student council, went to States in 2 different sports, capt of all their sports teams-- didnt get into 1 Ivy. They were beautiful white rich girls from a suburban private school. You need to have a struggle, be from a particular group they are seeking, or be extremely unique these days to get into the top schools.

I have several family members that went to MIT, Harvard, Columbia, a brother that is a professor at MIT but times have changed. State schools like UF are like getting into an IVY of yesteryear.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:44 PM
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2 options here IMO
1. Write to UF and tell them you really want in, this works 50% of the time, ( I worked in admissions for 2 years). Give them some solid reasons
2. move to Indiana for a year and go to CC. Then go to purdue as a resident. Purdue will let you right your own ticket after graduating much more than UF ( not a bash jus the truth)
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
My daughter graduated from UF about 3 years ago. She was stunned that she got in. We felt it was a combination of the specific major (Environmental Science) she put on the application, and a very well-written essay.

My GF's daughter is a senior in high school and did not get into UF. She was accepted into their Pace Online program, but I doubt she will do that. She had the grades and test scores to get in, but chose General Business as her major.

I also heard there was a higher % of out-of-state students this year, which of course raises more revenue and raises the bar higher for in-state students.
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I'm a firm believer in there is a reason for everything. If he has his heart set on UF (said no engineer ever) then he can take classes at a CC and transfer.

There are other (better) in state and out of state choices. Purdue blows UF out of the water for engineering if you can swing the tuition and cold
I went to UF undergrad and agree with those who said they couldn't get in today. I did go on to have a great career and get an MBA from the #1 ranked B-School so go figure...

My son applied a couple years ago and got accepted to UF's PACE program, which was very disappointing at the time but has turned out to be a blessing. He's heading to campus now with straight A's and will be able to change his major because he has satisfied every pre-req for a better major. By the time he graduates there will be no trace of PACE in his background - he'll be a full fledged UF BS grad.

Bottom line... if someone really wants to graduate from a particular school they can do it. There is no "one" path... remember Rudy and Notre Dame!
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:11 PM
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Did you son not put down that he was an American Indian
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
you know the rules! pics of beautiful rich white girls!
dude, dont ask for pics of his daughters. Thats messed up.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Ahoy Vay View Post


Are you sure? Seems like a lot of overhead for that size freshman class (hint, use the google machine)
Yes, I am sure that the enrolled freshman class was that size in 2017. I am quite good at the google machine. Not everyone admitted attends.
02 - UF tops applications record - University of Florida News
[COLOR=left=#6c6c6c]Application Numbers:[/COLOR]
[COLOR=left=#6c6c6c]Total 40,849[/COLOR]

[COLOR=left=#6c6c6c]Enrollment Goal: [/COLOR]
[COLOR=left=#6c6c6c]6,400 Summer B/Fall[/COLOR]

[COLOR=left=#6c6c6c]Admits = 14,866 (Fall = 11,741; Summer B = 3,125)[/COLOR]

https://www.collegedata.com/en/college-profile/943/ for a more detailed breakdown of a different year
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by drowning shrimp View Post
Son goes to an All Boys private high school here in Miami,All AP it Honors classes,dual enrollment .
Had acceptable SAT 1390 and ACT 26 scores GPA 4.0.
Really wanted to go to UF to study engineering. Has already been accepted to FSU ,FIU amd Purdue even.
Would love Purdue for engineering but can’t afford it .
Son immediately unfriended UF from whatever you unfriend someone from.
The real kick in the balls is another classmate got accepted to UF . Had lower GPA and SAT scores then my son did.
The only reason that kid made the minimum to apply was the help he received from my Son.
My son is in his last year of engineering at FSU. Same exact thing happened to him, his friends with lower GPA and scores got in and he didn't. He posted on twitter and tagged FSU thanks and how did my friends get in with lower scores. I kid you not, the admissions office replied to call them in the morning. They went back over his application and he was in 3 days later.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:27 PM
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I don't think UF has ever come up in any discussion with regards to hiring engineering candidates based on the school. Actually...that goes for the entire SEC except for probably Vanderbilt (I don't know if they even have an engineering program). Oh...forgot about TAMU...that's a solid one.

Not a knock on the school, just saying it'll have no effects on his future job prospects. What I want to see is a co-op or internship, and possibly involvement in some sort of University sponsored club related to engineering.

But if you haven't done a co-op or internship, I throw your resume right in the trash. It's more important for engineering than pretty much any other study.

So my advice is to not worry about WHICH school, but instead make sure he has a quality co-op...and he needs to kick a$$ at it. Either they will then hire him out of school, or it will serve as a golden reference for landing that first job. And he also needs to seriously consider being in a leadership position on something like the motorsports or aerial robotics team...whatever he's into. I did this and it not only allowed me to land my co-op job based on the network I developed outside of school as part of the team, the two combined landed me my first job out of college.

He has to do a co-op or internship. Period.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
I don't think UF has ever come up in any discussion with regards to hiring engineering candidates based on the school. Actually...that goes for the entire SEC except for probably Vanderbilt.

Not a knock on the school, just saying it'll have no effects on his future job prospects. What I want to see is a co-op or internship, and possibly involvement in some sort of University sponsored club related to engineering.

But if you haven't done a co-op or internship, I throw your resume right in the trash. It's more important for engineering than pretty much any other study.

So my advice is to not worry about WHICH school, but instead make sure he has a quality co-op...and he needs to kick a$$ at it. Either they will then hire him out of school, or it will serve as a golden reference for landing that first job. And he also needs to seriously consider being in a leadership position on something like the motorsports or aerial robotics team...whatever he's into. I did this and it not only allowed my land my co-op job based on the network I developed outside of school as part of the team, the two combined landed me my first job out of college.

He has to do a co-op or internship. Period.
Yeah that killed me coming out of school cause I went home to work for my Dad every summer instead of interning and wanted to finish in 4 years so didn't co-op (which back then typically extended our time in school to 5 years). Had to get help from a family friend to get my first job.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
Yeah that killed me coming out of school cause I went home to work for my Dad every summer instead of interning and wanted to finish in 4 years so didn't co-op (which back then typically extended our time in school to 5 years). Had to get help from a family friend to get my first job.
Yeah it's competitive for sure...companies might as well list it as a requirement now. My co-op did extend my time in school, but I took summer school so I still got it done in 4.5 years. It was definitely worth it though...plus making $21/hr as a college student with everything paid for...I was livin large during my rotations!

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Old 02-11-2019, 01:38 PM
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He's also 17, 18? A lot can happen in the next 4 or 5 years. In 10 years, the college he attended won't matter at all.


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Old 02-11-2019, 01:38 PM
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It should just be part of the course of study tbh. Because if you don't do it you are shit out of luck when it comes to finding a job.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:41 PM
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Have your son look at FIT, great engineering school
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
Yeah that killed me coming out of school cause I went home to work for my Dad every summer instead of interning and wanted to finish in 4 years so didn't co-op (which back then typically extended our time in school to 5 years). Had to get help from a family friend to get my first job.
most schools have figured this out, and the good / respected programs now *require* co-ops and/or internships in order to graduate. they are chasing the high job-placement metrics, and they know that these programs help for the reasons NCSUboater mentions. my son is majoring in international business and must complete both a semester abroad and an internship abroad to meet graduation requirements at SDSU...their program is consistently rated top 20 in the country.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Yeah it's competitive for sure...companies might as well list it as a requirement now. My co-op did extend my time in school, but I took summer school so I still got it done in 4.5 years. It was definitely worth it though...plus making $21/hr as a college student with everything paid for...I was livin large during my rotations!

It's amazing the kind of money they'll pay kids for internships. My son is a freshman and didn't think he'd be able to get an internship until after his second year of school.

...he just landed one @ $30/hr. Orientation over spring break then full time in the summer.
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If he cares about the school name on his diploma he can transfer after his 1st or 2ed year. A cheap Fl. state college, 3 grand a year, for the 1st year or 2 won't matter and be cheaper. They use the same books.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:43 PM
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Have your son look at FIT, great engineering school
I've gotta FIT degree somewhere.

Someone can always work for themselves without a degree!
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