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Tips mention: Interview (3), ACT/SAT (25), Grades (28), Sports/Extracurriculars (13), College Essay (6)
Nothing muchMay 15 2009PreMed and Medical
Nothing much. If you have a pulse, you will get in. All they want is your money.
SAT: 1350 Female
I graduated valedictorian from a top private college-prep highMar 26 2009Nuclear Engineering
I graduated valedictorian from a top private college-prep high school with a 3.986 GPA, had 10 AP's with an average score of 4.25 on all exams, and took advanced or honor's level courses for my remaining classes. But, this represents only one academic side of the application. Colleges want to see a well-rounded student. Therefore, I started volunteering in 7th grade. I was active in every facet of my high school from student government to school management. I held leadership positions from President of National Honor Society to Captain of my basketball team. I was active in extra-curricular activities from drama to choir. I visited RPI's campus 3 times and really knew it was a good fit for me, as I always wanted to major in engineering since I was young.

If RPI could be the college for you, don't let the negativity of others steer from from a great collegiate experience. Best of Luck!
SAT: 2180 Female

I applied early and wrote a strong essay to get inDec 19 2008Unknown
I applied early and wrote a strong essay to get in. I also had high test scores which helped. It isn't that hard to get in if you have above average SAT scores. If you're at or below the average HS senior in test scores, consider retaking the tests or applying to another school.
SAT: 2250 Male
RPI is getting a lot of applicants, and isNov 26 2008Aerospace Engineering
RPI is getting a lot of applicants, and is starting to increase their standards. But if you a good student in HS, your getting accepted.
I wasn't an outstanding high school student, but IOct 28 2008Biology
I wasn't an outstanding high school student, but I was well rounded: from a small town in WNY, 3rd in my class (of 100), did awesome on the ACT but pretty crappy on the SAT, varsity sports all 4 years of high school, art classes, NHS. I guess the well-rounded-ness helped me out. I ended up getting $30K in scholarships, which led to my decision to come here. But I advise you stay a night at the campus to check it out first. And talk to students (that don't have their noses burried in books) about how they feel.
ACT: 32 Female
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