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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (22), Grades (14), Sports/Extracurriculars (10), College Essay (8)
Like most Princeton students, I have no idea whatFeb 26 2010Undecided
Like most Princeton students, I have no idea what I did that got me accepted. What I've noticed is that Princeton likes students who are either exceptional in one area, or who excel in many areas. When I talk about someone who is "exceptional," I mean someone who is truly one-of-a-kind in their field. Most people at Princeton, including myself, do not fit this description. I recommend getting involved activities that seem to have nothing to do with each other. Then demonstrate through your application how you bring those activities and pursuits together. Obviously only do things you are passionate about. Everyone at Princeton is passionate about one thing or another. Don't be afraid to try things, and don't ever let yourself get bored. Fill up your summers with activities you find interesting. Getting into Princeton may seem impossible when you look at the statistics, but I assure you that if Princeton is the right place for you, then you will get in.
ACT: 31 SAT: 1420 Female
I came off as a real person in myJan 21 2010History/Histories (art history/etc.)
I came off as a real person in my application, rather than a bunch of numbers on a sheet of paper. Write essays that are unique (in a good way). You need to sell Princeton on why you, out of the 20-30 thousand who apply every year, are deserving of admission. Being smart is important, but Princeton could fill its class many times over with objectively smart people. What they look for is dedication, passion, and a personality that only you, out of thousands upon thousands of applicants, can bring to the campus.
ACT: 35 Male
Not entirely sure why I got inDec 24 2009Economics
SAT: 2370 Male
You basically have to be perfect in high schoolOct 24 2009Communications
You basically have to be perfect in high school or patent something fabulous at the age of 14.
Female
Apply as an engineer- especially if you're a girlOct 24 2009Undecided
Apply as an engineer- especially if you're a girl. It will make you unique. Mainly make yourself unique. Most people at Princeton are excellent at one thing.
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