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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 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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I tested well to get in to IllinoisDec 13 2008Other
I tested well to get in to Illinois. Also, i managed to get my GPA up to an B+/A- range while taking a lot of Advanced Placement math and science classes as I knew that I wanted to major in engineering. The main thing is that I focused hard on doing well in the extra classes. Work hard and make sure to do the best you can on the standardized testing. Be involved in at least one organization or club outside of normal academics.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1510 Male
Get involved, go party, watch the teams, check outDec 08 2008Other
Get involved, go party, watch the teams, check out concerts, GO GREEK, and make the most!
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