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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 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!
Male
I just worked hard in high school, that's allNov 08 2008Psychology
ACT: 25 Male
I was in the top 7% of my fairlyOct 10 2008Mechanical Engineering
I was in the top 7% of my fairly large high school and scored a 34 on my ACT, which made me a good candidate for acceptance. As far as I can tell, the best way to get in is to get a high GPA, do well on your standardized tests, write intelligent application essays, and cross your fingers that you are accepted
ACT: 34 Male
I was very involved in high school and wasJul 20 2008English
I was very involved in high school and was in the top 10% of my class. I was student council president, community service club president, and an active member in many other things like theater and art competitions. I tutored and volunteered. I also played tennis and sang in 2 different choirs.

I know many people who got in by doing much less than I did, so don't be intimidated. I know I was kind of obsessive. I would just suggest trying to get a leadership position in a club you enjoy and keep your grades up. Studying for the ACT would help, too. Don't stress, but take a few practice tests. Keep in mind that you are evaluated as an overall student, not just your scores, gpa, or community involvement.
ACT: 30 Female

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