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Tips mention: Interview (22), ACT/SAT (22), Grades (24), Sports/Extracurriculars (10), College Essay (12)
Generally if you are in the top 10% ofMay 26 2009Neuroscience/Cognitive Science
Generally if you are in the top 10% of your graduating class, and show promise in test scores and extracurriculars, you should have a pretty good chance of gaining admittance. Try for a 1350+ SAT and 3.7+ GPA.
ACT: 32 Male
Getting into UR was an amazing feat! It wasApr 08 2009Philosophy
Getting into UR was an amazing feat! It was recently named a "New Ivy," so it has gotten much more difficult to get in here. In high school, I was involved in everything. I played three sports, was on student council, in clubs, and did community service, all well getting high grades. I scored pretty well on the SAT, a 1320, and did extremely well on the math section (which is funny now, since math at UR is SO hard for me.) I applied early, and I also wrote a really meaningful essay that I'm sure helped. What I believe to be the most important aspect of my acceptance was that I interviewed at the school when I visited. I know I did a great job in the interview and the interviewer was really impressed! I have been told that getting an interview here plays a huge part in one's acceptance or denial. So, if you interview well, DO IT! So, I would say that applying early on in the process, getting an interview, writing a good essay, and being well-rounded are the main things the school is looking for.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1320 Female
No ideaMar 14 2009Economics
No idea...I didn't do most of what they said was important that an i don't know.
SAT: 1420 Female
Below-average GPA, very high test scoresJan 10 2009Political Science
Below-average GPA, very high test scores. Interview was probably what clinched it. Definitely interview.
ACT: 34 Male
Be yourself in your interview, tell them why youNov 27 2008Computer Science
Be yourself in your interview, tell them why you want to go to U of R.
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