| 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 (20) |
| | Its not that hard...if you are qualified you are pretty much guaranteed to get in because its a state school. You can look up the average...I had a 29 on my ACT and my grades were alright (3.3 hs) but I was in an obscene amount of AP classes. I did some extracurriculars...nothing fancy. I'd say this university does not care too much about your essay and they really don't care much about your high school extracurriculars. Just do some stuff you really like and get involved in those. I had good grades in high school, good recommendations and pretty good test scores.
Good grades and ACT scores and being in honors societies.
| Political Science|| Nov 30 2009 | I recommend being a diverse candidate. Grades and ACT/SAT scores are (sadly) a part of every admissions process, but Illinois values students who are well-rounded. This means voluntering in your community, working in your community, being a member of a group through your school, volunteering at your school - basically showing that you have made a difference in your school and local community.