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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (38), Grades (66), Sports/Extracurriculars (30), College Essay (37)
Wasn't hard reallyMay 01 2009Biology
Wasn't hard really. Took SATs, had a mediocre GPA, but wrote a killer personal statement and had a glowing recommendation. Don't be one of 'those' people who live from AP class to AP class, beating yourself up over that awful A- you got. Just be human. Have your own goals, speak with your own voice, and don't be afraid to say something that your "How to Get into College" book forbids you constantly from saying, as long as your sincere about what you're putting across.
Basically, get over getting into college and just go. The admissions folks seem to appreciate the applicants who are willing to carve their own way through, even if it might be risky.
To get into BU you should be well roundedMar 30 2009Undecided
To get into BU you should be well rounded. Have a high GPA but also be involved in sports and leadership programs at your school.
ACT: 25 SAT: 1850 Female
I kept my grades to B+Feb 03 2009Unknown
I kept my grades to B+. It wasn't easy but I knew I had to do it. I did extra work to get my teachers to up my grades.
ACT: 12 SAT: 1300 Female
Extra curriculars, outstanding grades, community service and/or any sortDec 30 2008Undecided
Extra curriculars, outstanding grades, community service and/or any sort of diverse activity/activities.
ACT: 24 Female
Standard affair here: Decent GPA (3Nov 11 2008Geography and Geosciences
Standard affair here: Decent GPA (3.5+ to be competitive), Standardized test scores (in my opinion, 1800+ puts you in range), essays that show originality of thought and artful use of language, and a few co-curriculars that show both your passion for some cause and potential to lead. BU tends to be a safety school for top students, but if you find that your scores seem well above the averages on the website don't be dismayed. BU offers very, very generous scholarships to their top students.
SAT: 2150 Male
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