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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (38), Grades (66), Sports/Extracurriculars (30), College Essay (37)
I wrote a decent essay and had 5s onMar 31 2003Philosophy
I wrote a decent essay and had 5s on all my APs, also decent SATs and a good GPA. If you are from a Boston public school, you should consider applying for the Boston Scholars program --it's how I got free tuition.
SAT: 1470 Female
If you do want to go to BU, youFeb 01 2003PreMed and Medical
If you do want to go to BU, you have to get excellent grades and standarized tests scores. You also need to have a well- rounded list of extracurricular activities.
ACT: 30 Female
I took an SAT class which really helped myJan 27 2003Communications
i took an SAT class which really helped my scores, and i took the test a couple of times. Make sure that you have the proper SATIIs if they're required (i can't remember) and don't leave them to the last minute. Get someone to proofread your essay until it's perfect (typos and grammer mistakes are just plain embarrassing - so please excuse any i am currenly making). Don't completely stop caring about school at the end of your senior year. Take as many AP classes as you can cause they count for those stupid freshman requirments. Good luck!
SAT: 1340 Female
I had good SAT's and worked my a** offDec 30 2002Journalism
I had good SAT's and worked my a** off in high school to get good grades, plus did all sorts of extracurricular stuff...so I guess that's what did it. I went to an admissions session my senior year, and the rep told me that if your SAT's and GPA are close to BU's average, you'll probably get in -- essays and extracurricular involvement are what get you grants and scholarships.
ACT: 34 SAT: 1530 Female
BU was actually one of my fallback schoolsOct 27 2002English
BU was actually one of my fallback schools. I didnt do much. I worked hard in high school and made the grades [though not good enough to get into brown nor good enough to get more than 7 grand from hampshire college]. anyway. yup.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1350 Female
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