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Carnegie Mellon University

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Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (16), Grades (21), Sports/Extracurriculars (18), College Essay (8)
Take challenging courses, do some extracurriculars, show some interestJul 05 2010Biology
Take challenging courses, do some extracurriculars, show some interest in the school. More than other schools, CMU wants someone who will be successful at their college, not necessarily someone who is extremely well balanced.
Female
Study hard, and believe that there shouldn't be anyJun 04 2010Urban Planning
Study hard, and believe that there shouldn't be any enjoyment in going to college.
ACT: 28 SAT: 2000 Male
Disregard women, acquire currencyMay 01 2010English
Disregard women, acquire currency.

No, really, just get good grades and don't be one of those creepy kids who sits in their room working all day. Have some fun and passion in life.
ACT: 32 SAT: 2220 Female

I was an Eagle Scout, went to a privateMar 13 2010Biology
I was an Eagle Scout, went to a private high school, took 11 different AP courses, played 2 different sports (captain of my team for hockey and lacrosse), was involved in the theater program, did several different charity events, and held a job every summer since i was 15. My suggestion would be to try and diversify yourself as much as possible, and show that you can succeed no matter what you try. Also, try and show that you have some real world knowledge, seeing as it seems to be lacking greatly here.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1510 Male
Get good grades, a high SAT math score, andDec 13 2009Chemical Engineering
Get good grades, a high SAT math score, and be involved with extracurriculars
ACT: 32 Female
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