Preparing for College

Does major affect chances?

Question: Does the major you declare on an application for admission affect your acceptance? Are there fewer openings for engineering majors and does that mean you need higher test scores if you apply to the engineering school?


Sometimes declaring a major can have an effect on application success. For example, if you put "pre-med" on your Johns Hopkins application, you're more than likely going to jump into a more competitive pool than you would if you put "liberal arts." That's because Hopkins is known primarily for its pre-med program (among other area, to be sure) and attracts lots of applicants for that major.

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