| 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) |
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.
| Language - French/Spanish/etc.|
| Jan 13 2012 | 29 on ACT and 3.6 GPA, wrote pretty good essays. Nothing special. They just view everyone as numbers based on their ACT and GPA. I wrote three essays to get into this university. I was fairly active in high school and never had a GPA below 3.5.
ACT is not everything. Give yourself plenty of time with the essays. If you can, try to talk about an experience with a job, a sport, or an extracurricular in your essay. Apply before the priority deadline so that you have time to make other plans in case something doesn't go your way.
| Civil Engineering|| Mar 20 2011 |