|Students who got into WFU say:|
Essay (16) |
| | Wake is getting harder and harder to get into. When I applied, there were just under 6,000 applicants, and the average SAT was about 1300. Now, there are a little over 7,000 applicants who apply every year, and I think the average SAT for 2005 was a 1380. The quality of education at Wake is hitting the national radar more and more, so I would recommend a strong high school record, at least a 1300 on your SAT, and being the head of at least one or two activities (be it your sports team, high school group etc.)Lots of volunteer work will also sit well with the administration.
Location(weather), sports(wake basketball), small classes, pretty girls, great campus, good college town.
| Political Science|
| Feb 14 2005 |
I took 6 APs in high school, but that's not a must.
| Political Science|
| Oct 27 2004 |
I graduated 18 of 308, that's not a must either.
I had a 1310 SAT, 33 ACT (which Wake doesn't even accept)
I was in key club, french club, National Honor Society, played piano and several sports
What you need is strong extracurriculars (not many, but a few and good positions) coupled with above-average academics. It doesn't hurt to be (a) not white, (b) a legacy, (c) a good writer for the app essays, I'm sure that would push you over the edge.
Head of Honor Counci; newspaper editor; creative writer; officer of three clubs/organizations; published articles in hometown newspaper. I did not play sports, nor did I make great SAT scores, but I went to a renowned private school and graduated with a 4.0...other than thay, I have no idea. I think that I wrote really good essays and I knew that one of my reccomendations was incredible bc we received copies of them. I do know however, that WAke is harder to get into now. The average SAT score has got up by 100 points in the past 4 years to a 1350. Oh, yeah and the number of high-school-student-body-presidents when I entered was 200, whereas now the freshmen class had double that. But, the encrouaging thing is that Wake truly admits people based on their best qualities. My sat scores were a testament to that. They want people who think and feel, who want to learn about life from the multiple perspectives of the liberal arts.