|Students who got into BC say:|
Essay (7) |
Extra curricular activites are key... something that makes you seem special such as politics and it doesn't hurt if your parents went to bc
| Dec 29 2004 |
I was top-ranked in my HS class, had pretty high SATs, lots of community service and extracurrics. Recommendations: don't do stuff in high school just to pad your college resume. I do alot of work in the admissions office, and the admissions counselors say that they'd rather see the utmost. dedication to one or two activities instead of minimal dedication to more than that. Also, go visit the school, take a tour, and ask tons of questions...they'll be answered honestly.
| Dec 22 2004 |
I attended St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, and graduated in the top five percent in my class. My mean SAT's were 1380, so for BC they were upper average. I applied to seven schools and received acceptance at five universities and wait listed at one, Harvard. I was rejected at my top choice, Yale, and decided on BC over UC Berkeley, Middlebury, NYU, and Wesleyan. I was accepted into Arts and Sciences Honors at BC where I maintained a 3.9 before transferring to Georgetown.
Political Science|| Aug 09 2004 |
Focus on grade point average and class rank and do a solid job of engaging in extra-curricular activities. I cannot stress enough to all of you how much letters of recommendation from teachers help in the admissions process. Letters of rec mean everything along with GPA. If my SATs were in the 1450 range I would've made Yale. I'm confident on that.
Good grades, work hard in High School, have some committed activities. Athletics are good if that's your thing.
| Political Science|| Jun 21 2004 |