|Students who got into PAU say:|
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| | 2.8 GPA overall, average SATs, very good essay and good extra curricular activities. I got $20,800 in scholarships.
I was a psych major when I came in, although I listed undecided... I think they put me as a psych because that was my "inteded major" when I toured.
Essays, recommendations, all A's and B's in high school, extracurricular activities in high school, involvement class office or student government, national honor society, high SAT scores. All of these factors, especially the high SAT scores and a decent HS transcript, will get you a decent financial aid package that will stay relatively the same for all four years, provided you do well in college, too. Honors eligibility is somewhere around a 3.3 GPA, and (I think) a score of about 1200 or higher on the SATs. Also, if you can do AP placement or try to get college credit in HS, by all means, DO IT. I paid $100 for 6 credits in latin, just by taking four years of latin in high school, and now in college I don't have to take any foreign language classes!!!!! That really rocks, b/c latin in my high school was a joke compared to latin at the college level, and I'm sure that applies to other languages and other courses in general, as well.
Apply early and know which major you want before you fill in the major box. If there is anything optional you can do in your application (essays, recommendations, etc.) do them, it does help.
| Computer Science|| Oct 05 2003 |
Good grades, decent SATs, and good essay. I think its not too hard to get into. But if you want a good scholarship than you need to have good grades.
| Business - Management and Administration|| Jan 07 2003 |