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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (38), Grades (66), Sports/Extracurriculars (30), College Essay (37)
Basically, I have high GPA,I am extremely active person,Dec 23 2010Other
Basically, I have high GPA,I am extremely active person, I am involved in various extracurricular activities, I am creative and well-rounded student. I like writing essays, but I have very low ACT/SAT scores. Is it going to affect negatively my admission into BU?
ACT: 17 SAT: 1191 Female
I was in the top 15% of my class,Oct 11 2010Art & Design Department
I was in the top 15% of my class, but nothing super amazing to make me stand out. I did and led a lot of activities- but I wouldn't even worry about that, because I don't know how much any of it helped in the end.

My advice: just apply even if you don't think you'll get in or even if you don't want to come here. I never saw the campus (or gave a crap about the school to be honest I thought it was for dumb kids) until I was in and crunching numbers with my dad. If you do get in- VISIT. you might fall in love!!

I thought and still think they have a greatAug 14 2010Communications
I thought and still think they have a great journalism program. Little did I know that the rest of the university (which is quite large) would be filled with apethetic, unmotivated and quite frankly idiotic, spoled rich kids. Totally unenlightened and stupid student body who obviously were admitted because their parents could pay in full. Sad but true. If you want a truly intellectual, academic environment, please - look elsewhere!!!
SAT: 1250 Male
Good SAT scores and GPA-lots of applicants so IJun 30 2010Business - Management and Administration
Good SAT scores and GPA-lots of applicants so I doubt they weigh essays, extras too heavily.
SAT: 1350 Male
I would not recommend students to apply to BUMay 11 2010Biology
I would not recommend students to apply to BU. But, to ALL universities I have applied to sent in: application, LORs, etc. but also letter of interest (short paragraph of how you are really super duper interested in attending (Name) University and why you are so awesome), which I think is key to getting in.
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