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The University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign

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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (50), Grades (52), Sports/Extracurriculars (22), College Essay (24)
In addition to achieving high scores on the ACTApr 22 2008PreMed and Medical
In addition to achieving high scores on the ACT and SAT and maintaining a near-perfect GPA, I also got involved in many extra-curricular activities. During my junior year, I opted to study abroad during the summer and I was involved with many leadership positions.

Do not be intimidated with the size of this university. While there are many large lecture courses, you do have many smaller discussion and lecture courses with a higher TA or Professor to student ratio.

Good luck and don't let anyone tell you that you can't achieve your dreams!
ACT: 32 Female

I was a pretty good HS studentDec 27 2007Other
I was a pretty good HS student. I had a good GPA and was involved with community activities. I also had a pretty high ACT score. Thus being so the University basically catered to me as far as acceptance. I didnt have to try hard. If I remember right, there wasn't a essay that needed to be submitted. That may not be true anymore. The university accepts a wide range of students. I think if you were a pretty bright kid in HS, you have a good chance of getting in. I also think that little things like clubs, sports, and community service really impact this university's decision making process.
Female
I did well on my ACT (an overall scoreDec 06 2006Aerospace Engineering
I did well on my ACT (an overall score of 32, with a Math subset of 35). The score was more of a fluke, and I was lucky enough that that got me into UIUC engineering on its own. Each year the selection process gets tighter. Taking the ACT a few times if you think you can get a higher score would definately help out.

I don't know what to say about how to get in. But if you intend to be accepted (and this goes for many universities), check the university's AP credit allowances. Just because you've scored well on an AP test doesn't necessarily mean you will recieve credit that will help you in your degree.
ACT: 32 Male

Get a good letter of recomendation from a teacherOct 27 2006Psychology
get a good letter of recomendation from a teacher. a well rounded high school or prior college experience (clubs, sports, honor societies, community service).
ACT: 27 Female
Note the detailsOct 08 2006Computer Engineering
Note the details. Focus both on why the University would want you and why you want to be part of the University.
ACT: 30 Male
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