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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (22), Grades (34), Sports/Extracurriculars (14), College Essay (26)
You have to be in the top 1-10% ofMar 31 2007Political Science
You have to be in the top 1-10% of your class to be competitive. Otherwise, don't apply because I guarantee you'll get waitlisted at best unless you: a) have done something of national importance, b) are your school's star football player, or c) are black (they love that especially). And if you're white, it helps to be rich.
SAT: 1380 Male
If you're not in the top 10% of yourMar 31 2007Perfomance Arts
If you're not in the top 10% of your senior class, don't even try. You're wasting your time. All of the people I know who applied without being in the top 10% didn't even get waitlisted. A good friend of mine (who was 60-something in a class of about 370) and I both thought she was a competitive candidate, but boy were we wrong. And she had multiple leadership positions, great reccommendations, impressive SAT scores, really good grades, and really good essays. They put way too much emphasis on class rank. That's what's most important to them apparently.
SAT: 1440 Female
I put in a decent amount of work inDec 13 2006Language - French/Spanish/etc.
I put in a decent amount of work in high school, and was truly passionate about my extra curriculars. I only had a few, but I did a lot with them. You don't need to be in every single club; this school wants individuals with different fortes that will all contribute their own views and ideas to the school.
SAT: 1340 Female
UVA looks for top ranking in your class, highOct 17 2006Psychology
UVA looks for top ranking in your class, high SATs and high SAT IIs. After that, you need to show some differentiation in your activities, abilities and essays. After that, it's just a matter of the numbers.
SAT: 1310 Male
Rich, white, Northern Virginia or RichmondSep 16 2006Computer Science
Rich, white, Northern Virginia or Richmond...or really super poor and minority (not white or Asian).
SAT: 1440 Male
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