| UIUC says: |
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers more than 150 degree
programs in the eight undergraduate colleges that are open to
freshmen. Each college admits students on a competitive basis. When
you apply to the University, you must apply to one
of the colleges. You must also choose a curriculum or
Admission to all of the colleges at the University
is selective. The University is fortunate to receive applications from
outstanding high school seniors each year, and more than half
of the entering freshmen come from the top 10 per
cent of their high school classes. Due to the demand
for space in all programs, there is rarely an opportunity
to be considered for a second choice. "
|Students who got into UIUC say:|
Essay (19) |
| | Join clubs/sports/etc early on in life.
I wrote very concise but meaningful essays about why I wanted to study in the field I initially chose, as well as my favorite activity in high school. I believe the essays are absolutely key for the admissions officers to really understand who you are and why they should accept your application.
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| Jan 13 2012 | A well rounded applicant is optimal. UIUC is starting to look less and less at ACT/SAT scores, but that doesn't mean you should blow them off. A solid ACT of 28+ should be sufficient to get into the University; however, for the College of Engineering or Business, you'll need something to the tune of ~33. They love diversity, and leadership experience. If you can prove that you represent either or both of these categories, don't be too stressed about getting in.