|Students who got into HMC say:|
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Perfect 4.0 GPA. 1270 SAT (660M 610 V), summer projects, put a lot of care into my essays, got in off the wait list
| Engineering Department|
| Aug 28 2010 | Getting in was pretty easy for me and I think that's because I'm pretty bright, but also because I'm female. They're really trying to balance the ratio, making it easier for girls to get in and harder for boys. If you're trying to get in, try to sound like you have interests outside of the sciences and approve of their heavy humanities requirements, but that you are also dedicated to and fascinated by topics in whichever science you are interested in pursuing.
Not only do you have to know Superman, you have to be Superman.
| Engineering Department|| Mar 23 2006 |
Oh, and to be honest, if you are a girl, you have about 3x the chance of the white males.
Visit the campus, apply to small programs for "pre-frosh." The school is small enough you can make an impression on the admissions office and they'll actually remember you. That's how it was for me. I had very sparse extra curriculars but great test scores and GPA.
| Engineering Department|| Jan 06 2006 |