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The University of Washington - Seattle

Students who got into UWash-Seattle:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (24), Grades (35), Sports/Extracurriculars (15), College Essay (15)
I kept straight A's in high school, got veryFeb 22 2012Biology
I kept straight A's in high school, got very high standardized test scores, and was active in many different academic honor societies and community service/leadership organizations. I was active in the Scouting program and did approximately 20 hours a week of volunteer work for various charities and my church throughout high school.

Though I was involved in many extracurricular activities, it seems like UW cares more about numbers than the student as a whole, so make sure your test scores and grades are as high as possible. Minority status definitely boosts admission potential as well.
ACT: 35 Female

I was in multiple extra-curricularsMay 01 2011Chemical Engineering
I was in multiple extra-curriculars. I had fairly decent grades and great test scores.
Honestly, I think it's random selectionApr 07 2011Philosophy
Honestly, I think it's random selection. I was a terrible student until my last two years and my SAT scores were so-so and I got in with scholarships and fanfare. I know kids who nailed 4.0's, were athletes, and/or community activists who didn't even get a nod. They were pissed at me.
SAT: 1700 Male
Completed the University Application and had lot's of extracurricularMar 23 2011Business - Management and Administration
Completed the University Application and had lot's of extracurricular activities, did well on the SAT, and had a 4.0 GPA.
3.7 GPA in high schoolSep 23 2010Business - Management and Administration
3.7 GPA in high school
11 AP classes in high school
1900 SAT score
4 years of Track and Field
4 years of activities coordinator of ACC
2 years of Barista work
100+ hours of community service

I believe that a 3.6 GPA is a good shot for the UW.
Be committed to an extra-curricular activity. (the magic number is 4)
The SAT is a messed up test that Collegeboard makes money off of, but you have to do well. For your own sake.
You don't have to take 11 AP classes. Balance hard classes and a great GPA.
SAT: 1900 Male

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