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The University of Wisconsin - Madison

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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (35), Grades (56), Sports/Extracurriculars (19), College Essay (13)
For the Wisconsin School of Business in particular, focusJul 14 2013Accounting
For the Wisconsin School of Business in particular, focus on grades, extracurricular involvement, and your field of interest. For the essays, write on something you are truly interested in. The admissions process is very holistic. It is not solely grades (which is why some people complain they had all A's and did not get in).
ACT: 31 Male
You need to have a bunch of extra curricularMay 17 2013PreMed and Medical
You need to have a bunch of extra curricular activities on your application, also an ACT score of over a 28 is a must. Also just don't be white, that helps a ton too.
ACT: 31 Male
I didn't do anything in high school, I wasApr 18 2013Business - Management and Administration
I didn't do anything in high school, I was in the 25%, but I was mostly a jock. I don't know if 12 athletic letters helped, but I scored a 29 on the ACT and got in no problem. I have a friend who got in with a 23 and top 5% class rank. Anyways what I'm trying to say is, if you know your not super bright. (Top 10% standardized test scores) just get some good grades and the admissions people will ignore an average ACT score. The opposite is also true. If you have great standardized test scores, you can slack in high school and have fun. Even if you don't think you can get in, apply. I know people with test scores from 21-34 that attend school here. Its worth a shot and by FAR the best school in the Wisconsin and Minnesota.
ACT: 29 Male
Full International Baccalaureate StudentApr 10 2013History/Histories (art history/etc.)
Full International Baccalaureate Student. Took the hardest rigor of coursework possible in my school system, got out of high school with a 3.25 or so.

Work hard, do not skimp on classes in high school, and do not come to UW thinking you're hot stuff. Your classes here will likely be a slap in the face, even introductory course - and it's a good thing. If you can make it through your first year (ASK FOR HELP WHEN NEEDED), you should know enough about what you need to do to get the grade and the knowledge from each class.
ACT: 30 Male

It was relatively easy for meDec 13 2012Other
It was relatively easy for me. I got good grades and was highly involved in high school. I recommend getting involved in an activity that is not offered by your high school, i.e. volunteer for a local org., get a job, etc...
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