First of all, you have to love engineering. Not that we don't ave other majors but chances are, even if you study business, most of your friends will be engineers. Embrace it. It's a lifestyle choice. Secondly, RPI has a rigorous course load that challenges its students. You really learn how to study, something many of us did not need in high school. And, finally, the campus is so beautiful. I love the winter because everything looks so clean under the fresh snow. Plus, there's always someone ready for a snowball fight. Or try going sledding down the hill at EMPAC!