|Students who got into BU say:|
Essay (37) |
Most students have the grades to get in so past just getting solid grades and SAT scores I would make sure you have extracurricular activities and that you write a unique and engaging college essay which I do believe is a great way to push you over if you are on the fence.
| Computer Engineering|
| Oct 06 2012 | Boston University accepts a wide variety of students with pretty diverse backgrounds. I can't say that I did anything specific to be accepted here, because honestly, the best thing you can do is put your best foot forward for every application. I worked hard, studied hard, and am passionate about my education. I also did extra-curricular activities and played soccer. However, I am just one student out of about 16,000 undergrads.
I would not recommend this school based on the arrogant, self-absorbed faculty (except art department) and the fact that they bring down your GPA shamefully - yes it challenges you to strive and work harder, but that will also make it so much more difficult for anyone to put a great GPA on their resume or on their grad school applications.
I think the number one thing that can help you get into BU is a good essay. These days, a lot of students have high SAT and ACT scores along with good high school grades. So what sets you apart from them? A good essay. Think about it, admissions gets thousands of applicants. You want to stick out from the throng of potential students. For me, I did not have great high school grades and I had average SAT and ACT scores, but I still got in because, I believe, of my essay.
| History/Histories (art history/etc.)|| Apr 02 2012 |