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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (22), Grades (34), Sports/Extracurriculars (14), College Essay (26)
I took tough classes in high school and IJan 10 2004Undecided
I took tough classes in high school and I did well in them, I tested well, and I had lots of extra curriculars. I did this because I loved doing it, not just to get into a great college, but I knew that it would help. They don't interview, so I guess the essays are important.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1550 Female
Taking the hardest courses possible in HS is criticalDec 23 2003Computer Engineering
Taking the hardest courses possible in HS is critical. UVA really looks at that. Write good essays too. You also NEED to be in the top 10-15% of your class, top 5% if you're out of state. A high GPA and SAT scores help, but aren't the be-all-end-all that some schools make them.
SAT: 1190 Male
As an out-of-state student, I didn't think I hadDec 15 2003Urban Planning
As an out-of-state student, I didn't think I had a great chance of getting in. I've worked in the UVa Admission Office, so I know what they're looking for-- and it's essays. Everyone has the same test scores and GPA, so the one place you can really stand out is through your essay. Spend the most time on that, and highlight something that shows your uniqueness.
SAT: 1430 Female
Be involved in extracurricular activitiesOct 27 2003History/Histories (art history/etc.)
Be involved in extracurricular activities. Show leadership and involvement such as in sports, student government, play an instrumetnt, volunteer, or have a job. Be creative on the essay but not outlandish. Don't write cookie-cutter personal statements.
ACT: 28 SAT: 1200 Female
Do well on the SAT and make good gradesOct 16 2003Economics
Do well on the SAT and make good grades. Also, i think that the admissions people look for a lot of extracurricular activites and some solid essays.
SAT: 1480 Male
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