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Allen Grove

GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Top Liberal Arts Colleges

By December 31, 2013

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If your heart is set on getting into one of the country's top-ranked liberal arts colleges, realize that you're going to need good grades and standardized test scores. Also keep in mind that admissions are holistic, so a winning essay, glowing letters of recommendation, interesting extracurricular activities, and challenging courses are all important factors in the admissions equation. In some cases an impressive interview and clear demonstrated interest can also help.

When it comes to the more empirical information on your application, these graphs of GPA and test score data for accepted and rejected students can help you see where you stand: Amherst | Carleton | Grinnell | Haverford | Middlebury | Pomona | Swarthmore | Wellesley | Wesleyan | Williams | more schools

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