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- Really get involved in stuff you enjoy- goApr 24 2004Undecided
- Really get involved in stuff you enjoy- go beyond, take the extra step and show them that you are ridiculously excited about something, whether it be academics, music, sports, etc. Thats the one common thread I've noticed here- everyone honestly has a lot of enthusiasm for what they do.
SAT: 1560 Male
You really have to have some incredible numbers toSep 10 2003Electrical Engineering
You really have to have some incredible numbers to even show up on the radar. Then, you have to have a killer essay to stand out.
ACT: 34 SAT: 1590 Male
Worked hard, mainlySep 10 2003Computer Science
Worked hard, mainly. I also had a bunch of extra volunteer hours, and a somewhat quirky essay. They asked me to put a picture of one of my favorite things in a box and explain it, and I gave them a video game box cover and how much I wanted to create the exciting stories I loved. Make yourself stand out. And if you come, join Axe-Comm--that way, you can go to footbsll games and student movies for free!
ACT: 32 SAT: 1390 Female
Nothing that any other student who didn't have aSep 09 2003Economics
Nothing that any other student who didn't have a ridiculously wealthy family or some incredible ability (like being able to hit a fastball 450 feet) didn't do... namely busted my hump for 4 years in high school. Good scores were a must. 1580 SATI, 800 bio, 800 English, 800 chem for SATIIs. 3.95 GPA, unweighted. Lots of extracurriculars including debate, jazz ensemble, and volunteer stuff.

Not to freak anybody out, but it was hard work. In the end, however, it was more than worth it.
SAT: 1580 Male

I remember saying this to someone who is applyingSep 07 2003Computer Engineering
I remember saying this to someone who is applying...be VERY honest on your application. She didn't know what I meant and I realize it was kind of vague, basically be bluntly honest (if you're applying you'll probably have "some" discression) but ESPECIALLY in the essay section let the people who sit and go over those essays get a glimpse of you, it is EXTREMELY important that you do that. I've talked with the people at admissions and they are quick to tell you, if they can't tell who you are and how you'll fit in the accademics aren't really that important as people would think.
SAT: 1250 Male
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