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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (16), Grades (18), Sports/Extracurriculars (2), College Essay (6)
- Show interest in the schoolDec 10 2009Political Science
- Show interest in the school. It's listed as a 'very important factor'. Schedule an interview, campus visit, and day visit (yes...they're different). And email your local admissions representative early on to establish a relationship because ultimately THEY have the final say on your application.
- Volunteer: AU takes a particular interest in students who have volunteer experience. They rank it higher than Work Experience.
- Do well in school and score decently on your SATs.
ACT: 30 Female
Have experience in activism and/or something politicalOct 27 2008Cultures/Civilization
Have experience in activism and/or something political. The acceptance rate is bound to decrease and AU will get harder to get into to.
SAT: 2180 Male
I was very active in high school, in aJun 10 2008Language - French/Spanish/etc.
I was very active in high school, in a variety of different areas. I also studied abroad in high school during my junior year. I applied with the intention of being a Language and International Business major, but switched to Language and Area Studies. It is not difficult to switch majors within your first two years. Definitely come to campus, especially in the spring, summer, and fall, when the campus is absolutely beautiful (it is a national arboretum).
SAT: 1300 Female
It taks no work to get into this schoolMay 23 2008Economics
It taks no work to get into this school. Take your SAT, fill out CommonApp and click submit. No wonder students here are generally incompetent.
ACT: 31 SAT: 1460 Male
Write an essay about public service or saving theMay 23 2008Political Science
Write an essay about public service or saving the world. Gets the admission staff every time. But to be honest, just spell your name correctly and you should be golden.
ACT: 30 SAT: 2010 Male
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