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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (38), Grades (66), Sports/Extracurriculars (30), College Essay (37)
Check out NORTHEASTERN FIRST, BU was great in manyApr 24 2010Unknown
Check out NORTHEASTERN FIRST, BU was great in many ways.
But, Guidence was a big FARCE A JOKE,
Female
I used many resources that were available to meMar 30 2010Biology
I used many resources that were available to me to make connections at BU even while I was still applying. I would say definitely go to the Open Houses, get a tour of campus, and make yourself unique in your essay. BU just wants to know why you want to come here, so show them that in your essay.
SAT: 1850 Female
Get As and Bs, break the national average forFeb 23 2010Math
Get As and Bs, break the national average for the SAT, and do one or two activities. The acceptance rate is above 50%... you'll have a good shot, even if you're on the lower end of the qualifications going in.
SAT: 2240 Male
I coasted through highschool with a 3Feb 05 2010Education
I coasted through highschool with a 3.2 and a 33 ACT, but I also did many mission trips and am an eagle scout, so the admissions dept. likes both academics AND extracurriculars. I recommend an excellent essay and good community service. And MAKE SURE you want to go to a northern school in a city. In the winter it barely is above freezing, and there is rarely a moment of peace and quiet as we're in an urban area.
ACT: 33 SAT: 2050 Male
Wrote essay and submitted transcripts from community collegeJan 27 2010Other
ACT: 23 SAT: 560 Female
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