I want you to think about this scenario for a minute.
You have a chemical engineering major who is at the top of his major with a 2.7 GPA. Getting a C+ in a class is hard. He took Calc 5, Physics 3, Econometric's, ect.
You have a Communication major who has a 3.7 GPA. If you don't get a B+ in a class you're mentally retarded. He took Communications 101, Interpersonal Communication.
The communication major scores a 165, the engineering major scores a 175. The communication major gets into Cornell. The engineering major would be lucky to break >30.
Explain to me how this makes sense? I would like to hear some non liberal arts majors too.
It would make sense if the engineering major can't write to save his life, comes across in his essays like an arrogant prick who would likely be a gunner and alienate his classmates, while the communications major's writing demonstrates him to be thoughtful, outwardly focussed yet self-aware, humble, motivated, and community-oriented.
It would also make sense if the communications major took difficult courses outside of his major, some of which included additional hard-sciences and mathematics courses, philosophy, etc. and received A's in those courses, while the engineering major was a gut-hunter who took powder-puff liberal arts courses and received average or poor grades in them.
It would make sense if the communications major graduated from a well-regarded university, and a top-rated communications program (yes...they rank those), while the engineering major's undergrad was average and his engineering program was nothing to write home about.
It would further make sense if the communications major had killer work experience and community service, while the engineering student comes from a rich family, belongs to a well-known frat that tends to produce douche-bags.
It would also make sense if the communications major grew up in a single-parent home, worked during high school and continued to do so throughout college while establishing an upward trend in grades, while the engineering major's grades sunk over the course of his four years.
Finally, it would make sense if the communications major received glowing LOR's from instructors who knew him well, while the engineering major 's recos were superficial and uninspiring, at best.
Give me all of that (or even some of that) and I'm taking the communications major every day of the week and twice on Sunday...and I am sleeping like a baby!