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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (16), Grades (18), Sports/Extracurriculars (2), College Essay (6)
I transferred in with a 3Aug 03 2015Journalism
I transferred in with a 3.9 GPA, halfway decent essay, and 3 good letters of recommendations, but some people got accepted with 3.2 GPA.

Straight out of high school look for around a 88% to 92% average. Not as insanely competitive as they make it seem but still pretty selective.
ACT: 32 SAT: 2100 Male

Not really that hard to get inJun 30 2014Unknown
Not really that hard to get in. Maintain a 3.5+ GPA. Most kids have a few AP courses under their belts when they get here so take at least 4 of those. Have at least one extra-curricular that you were pretty involved in.

Test scores are optional so don't sweat that. Also, unless you are trying to major in a science, don't bother with taking 4 years of high school science unless you are looking to AP out of GenEd classes.

In order to get in I transferred my existingApr 15 2014Philosophy
In order to get in I transferred my existing credits for the University of Pittsburgh.
SAT: 1100 Male
I took IB courses in high school, and participatedNov 13 2012Other
I took IB courses in high school, and participated in activities not just in school but outside of school. Volunteer activities, too!
If you really want to go here you firstApr 24 2012Other
If you really want to go here you first need to be really, really rich or incredibly, incredibly persistent. You need to be involved in something political. (I was involved in rally organization and awareness campaigns in high school. My room mate was a campaigner for Obama in 2008.) Maintain above a 3.0 gpa and make sure you're taking the hardest classes available at your school. It also helps to have other leadership activities under your belt.
SAT: 1250 Male
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