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George Mason University

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Tips mention: Interview (2), ACT/SAT (24), Grades (45), Sports/Extracurriculars (20), College Essay (11)
I got into this university simply for being honestNov 26 2010English
I got into this university simply for being honest and being myself. I also had the grades and the recommendations to go with it. Those SAT scores at GMU aren't nearly as important as the grades and the essay.
ACT: 23 Female
Fairly easy for me I had a 3Nov 24 2010Computer Science
Fairly easy for me I had a 3.6 GPA, but average ACT/SAT scores. You should have a 3.3 GPA and a 1100 on your SAT to get in, try to have some extra stuff to make yourself stick out.
Male
Basically work your butt offOct 15 2010Nursing
Basically work your butt off. Don't retake classes to get better grades--they actually look down on it if you did that and couldn't succeed the first time around. Disregard everything people say about transfer students not getting in. I transferred to GMU a year before applying to the program to finish some pre-reqs, and communicated closely that entire year with an advisor in the BSN program (which probably helped), and was accepted. I padded my application with a personal essay and two letters of recommendation (which apparently are required now to apply). If you have the opportunity to work in healthcare before applying, DO IT. Be a clinical tech, phlebotomist, whatever, because they love it when your application says you have experience in the field.
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Try to do athletics in high school and extraJun 28 2010Civil Engineering
Try to do athletics in high school and extra curricular activities, join organizations, etc.

I recommend applying early.
Male

Show a good balance between soft and hard skillsJun 11 2010Political Science
Show a good balance between soft and hard skills. Many think it's all about numbers, but at the end of the day, it's all about people as well--learn to communicate, interact, and organize thoughts clearly.
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