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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)
Don't let the fact that the university is locatedMay 29 2009Biology
Don't let the fact that the university is located in the center of Illinois discourage you. There are tons of things to do in Champaign-Urbana. And don't think that just because you go to a large public school that you won't receive a good education. You will. U of I will provided you with a top quality education that I believe rivals even some of the best schools. Work hard in high school, join extracurrics, do well on your entrance exams, and write a strong personal statement (This formula basically applies to all schools). That's all I can say since they've raised the bar a lot since I graduated from high school. I'm not sure how much you'll need to do now. Good luck. Godspeed. And enjoy your college years. It'll be gone before you know it.
Be honestApr 08 2009Economics
Be honest. Tell them the real reason you want to go there in your personal essay, and let your voice come through. they really appreciate honesty, and will grant admission to good people, regardless of scores.
ACT: 32 Female
Be sincere, my act scores weren't the best butMar 17 2009Business - Management and Administration
Be sincere, my act scores weren't the best but I showed genuine interest in my essays and I go it. Always reach for the unattainable!
ACT: 23 Female
I recommend being a diverse candidateMar 17 2009Unknown
I recommend being a diverse candidate. Grades and ACT/SAT scores are (sadly) a part of every admissions process, but Illinois values students who are well-rounded. This means voluntering in your community, working in your community, being a member of a group through your school, volunteering at your school - basically showing that you have made a difference in your school and local community.
ACT: 26 Female
If you want to get accepted into UIUC, it'sFeb 10 2009Chemistry
If you want to get accepted into UIUC, it's vital that you follow these specific guidelines:

1. Take 4 years of everything. Math, science, english, foreign language, social studies, etc.

2. Cram your schedule with AP and Honors courses, even if you're not sure you'll do well in them.

3. Study hard for those AP Tests and the ACT. Try to get atleast a 26 on the ACT to get you by, and 4's on the AP Tests.

4. Be on the honors math track

5. Have a Job in High School and work 20ish hours weekly.

6. Try your best to be an A or B average student, and strive to do better than your classmates. Don't bother applying if you're not in the top half of your class.

7. Take MORE AP classes and Honors Classes

8. Don't be from Illinois (they want the $$$)

9. Be EXTREMELY involved in your school. (sports, music, theater, academic clubs, tutoring, other teams, volunteering, etc.) Send in a super detailed resume with your application that has EVERYTHING you ever got involved with on it.

10. Make sure your essays are amazing and that your application is neat and on time.

ACT: 29 Female

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