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Tips mention: Interview (7), ACT/SAT (26), Grades (34), Sports/Extracurriculars (12), College Essay (14)
I had a very high gpa and very high SAT scoresDec 06 2009Unknown
I had a very high gpa and very high SAT scores. You should have one of those two things to get into the school. Or be a great athlete not concerned with going to a winning school

However, you don't have to be smart. don't worry if you lucked out in high school and you're a total idiot. it happens a lot here.
SAT: 1540 Female

Well, if you've read the rest of this youMar 07 2009Journalism
Well, if you've read the rest of this you probably know I'm a not so stellar student. Here are the stats:
GPA: 3.28 (W)- MY HS did not provide unweighted GPAs.
SAT: 1750/2400
Course load was average. One or two AP classes. That's about it.
SAT: 1750 Female
No shitNov 01 2008Chemical Engineering
no shit.

just say how MUCH you wanna get in. (esp. ED)
well. then prove it. with certain analogy and praises.

That will get you in =] , but think about it. it's TOUGH life here.
SAT: 2080 Female

I applied early because when I toured, I hadOct 03 2008Unknown
I applied early because when I toured, I had an overwhelming feeling Northwestern was the place for me.

Should have gone to Georgetown.
SAT: 1450 Female

I got good grades, good SAT/ACT scores, and didAug 03 2008Chemistry
I got good grades, good SAT/ACT scores, and did some Extra-curricular activities. DO NOT bank on stories you've heard of people getting in with failing grades and blah blah, there are stories like that about EVERY SCHOOL. Least of all, don't use those anecdotes as a reason to go to any school.
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