I'm going into engineering

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    Do you by any chance have the average Standardized test scores(ACT,SAT I & II,etc.) for Orono undergrads?
    No, but it isn't high. Overall, it isn't a competitive school to be honest. I've actually been accepted to other engineering schools , but UMaine's had an engineering college for a much longer time, which is why I'm going. If I don't like it I'm going to transfer though.

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    this is something that has been grating on my nerves and I have to talk about it. Basically, like, my grades are pretty good overall for highschool, and so were my standardized test scores, but I didn't do well enough to even consider applying to a school like MIT. However, my math skills are basically excellent (and so are my math and physics grades), and I really think that I could handle something like MIT or WPI level mathematics. I've been reading ahead in calculus, doing some reading from MIT opencourseware, and getting math help from confuted (who is probably going to get accepted to MIT from what it looks like). I'm just really afraid that I'm going have a ........ poor attitude next year if I get the strong impression that I could've gone to a harder school. ack.
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    Valedictorians from my high school have been rejected by MIT. It happens, especially with that kind of school. Take it in stride. Also, get some college classes under your belt before complaining that they're too easy.
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    Valedictorians from my high school have been rejected by MIT
    yes, they turn away alot of perfect SATs,etc. I think they mainly look at what kind of extracurricular/scholarly activities you have done related to science and technology, such as say being part of a summer robotics program at some highly ranked school. These are things that help distinguish people that are just good test-takers from people that are actually thoroughly enthused with obtaining a degree.

    You will probably be dissappointed the first semester or two except for the math/engineering courses Silvercord, I know I am,.about the only thing that keeps me in school is I love the math and computer science stuff enough to keep me going. About harder schools, well if you get great grades while you are at UMaine, you might try applying to transfer to MIT or something in that range after your first year(for example, I am attempting to transfer to UT Austin this year, and probably have a good chance of getting in).

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    Also, get some college classes under your belt before complaining that they're too easy.
    Yeah, I definitely want to run into some classes that are hard, because otherwise it will seem like a waste of time.

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    well if you get great grades while you are at UMaine, you might try applying to transfer to MIT or something in that range after your first year(for example, I am attempting to transfer to UT Austin this year, and probably have a good chance of getting in).
    yeah, i met this guy that works at SGI, he went to some school in georgia Ive never heard of for four years, then he did graduate work at MIT for another four years. I doubt I'd get into MIT, and from what I hear about ORONO it'll be plenty challenging enough just doing that, so I will probably be all set.
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