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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (22), Grades (14), Sports/Extracurriculars (10), College Essay (8)
Work hard on the essays, show them who youOct 21 2004Psychology
Work hard on the essays, show them who you really are, and that you are capable of working hard, learning, a producing new and creative ideas.
ACT: 27 SAT: 1280 Female
I had 1560 Sats 4Aug 20 2004PreMed and Medical
I had 1560 Sats 4.0 gpa in high school,700+ on 3 Sat2s, 4 AP Classes, 3 honors classes, Debate Club, NHS, played soccer and basketball in high school, lots of volunteer work , at a hospital, and around the community. I was also Somalian, which helped a little. It was hard getting in either way.
ACT: 35 SAT: 1560 Male
Top grades, top SAT scores, of courseAug 18 2004Unknown
Top grades, top SAT scores, of course. Take the most difficult classes offered by your high school - APs, Honors, etc. Long term commitments to your chosen extra-curriculars. (I've been studying the same two musical instruments since elementary school, did the same sports since 7th grade, etc.). Admissions knows when you are just "loading up" your application. They want to see true commitment to your extra-curriculars - did you try out for state orchestra, are you a team captain? Finally, do not waste your summers - this is the time to do something that can really make you stand out.
SAT: 1600 Female
Admissions officers' preferences changeFeb 11 2004Language - French/Spanish/etc.
Admissions officers' preferences change. I recommend focusing on the things you're really exceptional at--the more unusual, probably the better--and let those things shine in your application.
Humour always helps, too.
Female
Don't be afraid to be honest with your applicationOct 29 2003Political Science
Don't be afraid to be honest with your application answers. I wrote that my favorite source of news was "Sports Center" and things worked out for me. Also, be sure you are very involved with a few activities in high school. Princeton seems to look for students who are deeply committed to a few things outside of class. Good Luck!
SAT: 1490 Male
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