|Students who got into UIUC say:|
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| | I would join as many clubs as possible and be very active in them! I think my ACT counted quite a bit in my favor. Also, I went to a famous high school in Chicago. Really, it's a numbers game here, unfortunately. I think they have a formula for ACT/SAT and GPA.
Getting in was a breeze. The application took me like 5 minutes to do. There was a short essay, but I just wrote a little stupid paragraph...it really doesn't matter what you put for the essay as long as you've gotten good grades and a good ACT (like 30+).
It's very numeric based. If you can't get your grades to a respectable level in time, the biggest thing you can do is just keep retaking the SAT.
| Political Science|| Nov 15 2005 |