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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (22), Grades (34), Sports/Extracurriculars (14), College Essay (26)
Getting in is pretty toughSep 04 2006Language - French/Spanish/etc.
Getting in is pretty tough. Most of my friends who applied with similar numbers to me were denied right off the bat. My SAT (on the old 1600 scale) was 1450, but I know people in the 1500's who got turned away. A lot of it is in your essays. Don't take them lightly. In many cases they mean the difference between admission and denial.
I really didn't do anything exceptionally wellDec 01 2005Chemical Engineering
I really didn't do anything exceptionally well. I had below average SAT scores and probably above average grades in high school. But it seems like most people here had high high-school GPAs and high SAT scores. I think i just lucked out.
Apply early if you're OOS and really want to goNov 14 2005History/Histories (art history/etc.)
Apply early if you're OOS and really want to go. It definately increases your chance. I was deffered and then picked up in regular admissions.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1490 Male
Scores countAug 26 2005Engineering Department
Scores count. Get the SAT score, get the high GPA, and you're in.
SAT: 1450 Male
Get involved in several things in high school thatAug 14 2005History/Histories (art history/etc.)
Get involved in several things in high school that you really care about. Give a lot of time to these activities and show that you actually have cared about them and contributed to them- don't just join clubs to add them to the list. Be involved in your community- show that you can think beyond just yourself. Also, excellent grades and test scores are also a must- you have to show the admissions committee that not only do you WANT to be there, but that once you ARE there, you have the brains to succeed.
SAT: 1490 Female
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