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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (16), Grades (18), Sports/Extracurriculars (2), College Essay (6)
What I recommend to get into AU:Sep 14 2006Language - French/Spanish/etc.
What I recommend to get into AU:
(1) Community service!!!
(2) Knowledge of a foreign language

I don't know anyone here that doesn't speak another language or who isn't currently taking language classes. Community service is a big one for AU! Everyone I talk to here has done a lot of volunteer work. If you attend AU, expect to do a lot of volunteering while you're here!
ACT: 34 SAT: 1520 Female

American University focuses a lot on community service experience!Sep 05 2006Language - French/Spanish/etc.
ACT: 34 SAT: 1540 Female
I knew what I wanted to do, and IAug 27 2006Journalism
I knew what I wanted to do, and I talked about it in my entrance essay. I'd also recommend taking AP courses to get out of as many basic classes as you can (it's way cheaper).
SAT: 1310 Female
I just scored much higher on my SAT thanAug 24 2005Other
I just scored much higher on my SAT than the other students in my high school, and had really good extra-curriculars. I had an excellent GPA as well. Basically, those things will get you into AU.
SAT: 1210 Female
AU has began on acheiving very high standards, andMar 30 2005Public Policy
AU has began on acheiving very high standards, and it's evident, as AU is getting very selective. Do not consider this school as a back up anymore, as they now, and many top notch students are applying. Do lot's of extracurricular and try to better than your classmates. Have a solid GPA with SAT scores above 1350.
ACT: 31 SAT: 1460 Male
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