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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 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

I was incredibly involved in high schoolJan 20 2009Unknown
I was incredibly involved in high school. I was on student council, competed in athletics, volunteered, etc. You name it, I did it. It seems that way for most of my fellow students. Everyone was in the top % of their graduating class and all were incredibly involved. Show the school what you do outside of the classroom to get admissions interest.
ACT: 28 Female
Be out of stateDec 27 2008Psychology
Be out of state. I got in Out of State with a 3.1 GPA and a 28 ACT score.
Have a job, or be very involved in your school. That's pretty important too.
It's not really that hard unless you're going for business or engineering.
ACT: 28 Female
Do a lot of activities in high school andDec 13 2008Nuclear Engineering
Do a lot of activities in high school and be involved. I was not a perfect straight A student in high school but I was pretty high up there and involved in activities. My ACT score was slightly above average and I still got into the engineering program. Do not sell yourself short be confident when filling out your application.
Also, recommendations do play a role in the process so stay on good terms with your hs teachers.
If you get on the waitlist make an effort to call the school. Do not be afraid to ask them what you could do to make their selection easier or make you a more competitive candidate. Showing effort will make a difference.
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