Engineering and GPA in Admissions

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Engineering and GPA in Admissions

Postby zoov » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:02 pm

Hello, I'll hopefully be going to UF for college and I am looking into the future as a potential law school applicant. I want to study engineering, and I know it is a tough degree. I want to eventually go to the UF law school where the median gpa is a 3.6ish. I know this GPA would be quite hard to get as an engineering major.

I understand that often major does not matter, as I have done some research.

But I was wondering if any weight at all is placed on an engineering degree and GPA as far as diversity, a scaling system, or anything like that? If I want to get into law, but do engineering, would I be better off with a different degree? Unfortunately, I think I know the answer.

If I like economics, would it be wiser to major in that?

I don't necessarily want to do patent law, but I want to do engineering because I like it and it opens doors.


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Re: Engineering and GPA in Admissions

Postby kalvano » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:13 pm

This has been endlessly discussed and never decided.

If you are 100%, absolutely sure that law school is for you, then do whatever will get you the best GPA.

If you still want to do engineering, be prepared for the fact that, in all likelihood, a Life Experiences major with a 3.85 will trump your engineering major with a 3.6.

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