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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (38), Grades (66), Sports/Extracurriculars (30), College Essay (37)
I got in on pure hard work and determination,Sep 21 2004Engineering Department
I got in on pure hard work and determination, or some would say that blasted affirmative action. The only kind of affirmative action that got me here wasstanding on my own two feet for four years being the token black in high school and proving myself!
Go to the admissions web page at wwwJun 15 2004Business - Management and Administration
Go to the admissions web page at Basically, I think they are looking for a B+ or A- GPA, SAT scores in the 1300 range, and extracurricular activities.
ACT: 30 SAT: 1470 Male
Make good grades, figure out some way to payJun 03 2004Business - Management and Administration
Make good grades, figure out some way to pay the ludicrously high tuition
ACT: 28 SAT: 1260 Male
I had a few connections which probably helped aJan 17 2004Other
I had a few connections which probably helped a lot. Other than that i didn't do anything out of the ordinary to get in.
SAT: 1200 Female
My essay was unique and obviously very personalJan 15 2004Language - French/Spanish/etc.
My essay was unique and obviously very personal. My SAT score was on the low side but around the 1100 range. I took lots of SAT II tests to try to boost my image. I did really well on the French and Spanish SAT II. There was also my extracur. which prob helped. My highschool grades were B and up except for some drops in senior year. That must have hurt me since I got into BUs CGS prog. Which is like the last resort to get into BU, unless you choose to go in there.

City wise, if you are from NYC don't come to Boston. You will prob hate it if you love nyc. I made that mistake. Also its not at the center of Boston so you are not in the middle of lights and the action.
SAT: 1100 Female

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