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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)
I juz gave the SAT and the TOEFL to to come hereFeb 18 2005Computer Engineering
SAT: 1440 Male
Funny story! Once again, you are nothing but aDec 08 2004Education
Funny story! Once again, you are nothing but a number to them. Based on your ACT and class rank, you get a number. If you're above a certain cutoff, you're autmatically in. If you're below a certain cutoff, you're automatically out. Everyone else hangs out in no man's land depending on availability.

I was rejected from U of I originally. I had a 25 ACT and a class rank in the top 10% of my high school class. I knew I was being rejected based solely on my ACT score. I was in honor society, band, volunteered, had a great essay. NONE OF THIS STUFF MATTERS TO U OF I. All that matters is your ACT and class rank.

So I wrote them saying that I knew why I was being rejected, but I really wanted to go. A month later, I get an acceptance packet, no explanation. I guess they went back, read my essay, and realized that huh, maybe an ACT doesn't tell us everything worth knowing about a person.

This should have been my first big clue. Why attend a university that didn't want you in the first place?

Make sure to get your applications in early- unfortunatelyDec 02 2004Architecture
Make sure to get your applications in early- unfortunately the admissions process is on a sort of first-come first-serve basis, so a lot of my friends were turned away. Make sure you visit the campus, too. I was set on NOT going here until I actually saw the campus and liked it.
ACT: 30 Male
It comes down largely to class rank and ACT/SATNov 06 2004Unknown
SAT: 1170 Male
I would recommend contacting on of the professors IOct 30 2004Agriculture/Horticulture
I would recommend contacting on of the professors I mentioned earlier. If you have adequate test scores, and average to decent grades, you should have no problem.
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