|Students who got into UVA say:|
Essay (25) |
As an out-of-state student, I didn't think I had a great chance of getting in. I've worked in the UVa Admission Office, so I know what they're looking for-- and it's essays. Everyone has the same test scores and GPA, so the one place you can really stand out is through your essay. Spend the most time on that, and highlight something that shows your uniqueness.
| Urban Planning|
| Dec 14 2003 |
Be involved in extracurricular activities. Show leadership and involvement such as in sports, student government, play an instrumetnt, volunteer, or have a job. Be creative on the essay but not outlandish. Don't write cookie-cutter personal statements.
| History/Histories (art history/etc.)|| Oct 27 2003 | Do well on the SAT and make good grades. Also, i think that the admissions people look for a lot of extracurricular activites and some solid essays.
As a scholarship athlete, the application process is different. Once I signed with UVa, I was bound to the school, and likewise, the school was bound to me.