|Students who got into WAU say:|
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| | I grew up in a rural area, but attended a university's laboratory school (innovative curriculum and opportunity to enroll in college courses for free while in high school). I was in the top 10% of my class and active in everything from music to sports to service. I also did a summer program for high school students at Wash U which I think helped me get in. I was a National Merit Commended Scholar, but only had a 30 on my ACT. The competition just keeps getting fiercer. I am not sure I would get in now.
decent gpa, very high sat scores , no financial aid (Money),
| Mechanical Engineering|| Mar 21 2006 |
I actually have a 4.0, a 1550 on my SAT, varsity sports, a myriad of awards, clubs I founded, editorships, leadership positions, an awesome essay, and fabulous recommendations at a top prep school. I got waitlisted. I did, however, get off the waitlist recently. Basically, Wash U is an elite university with a less than 10% acceptance rate. I think anyone who considers Wash U might want to reconsider. I never realized how tough it is to get in.