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Tips mention: Interview (7), ACT/SAT (14), Grades (14), Sports/Extracurriculars (15), College Essay (6)
Research, something interesting and uniqueJul 23 2004Finance
Research, something interesting and unique. Remember, you don't have to LOVE computers and science to get in, in fact MIT likes well-rounded people, and we sure have a lot of them. I really hate it when high school students think they deserve to get in because science/math/computers is their life. Good for them. We also have other interests.
SAT: 1500 Female
Don't worry so much about getting perfect everything, asMay 22 2004Biology
Don't worry so much about getting perfect everything, as long as you're a well rounded student.
SAT: 1600 Female
Take a challenging course load in high schoolMar 06 2004Other
Take a challenging course load in high school. Score high on your SATs. Write an interesting and inventive essay.
SAT: 1520 Female
Made sure I got good grades, decent test scores,Nov 26 2003Chemistry
Made sure I got good grades, decent test scores, and I made sure to pursue my passions, which is almost as important as any test score. You have to have a passion, be it in sports, music or some other activity.
SAT: 1420 Female
I was just my usual crazy self, I honestlyNov 20 2003Undecided
I was just my usual crazy self, I honestly didn't think I'd get in...I didn't take classes at the local college, didn't do science projects, though I did have good test scores, good grades, class rank, several APs, blah blah. Good teacher recs are certainly helpful, but most importantly do things that you're passionate about, and let them know about it, even if it's not necessarily math or science stuff. And yeah...get v. lucky.
ACT: 35 SAT: 1600 Female
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