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Are Your SAT Scores Good Enough?
Learn what's considered a good SAT score for college admissions, and learn what scores you'll need to be admitted to a selective college.
Applying to College? 15 Facebook Photos That...
15 Facebook photos that strengthen your college application - When applying to college (or a job), these 15 photos will make you look good.
Learn What GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores You...
Harvard University Admission: A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Harvard.
Learn About the Ivy League Schools
Learn about the eight Ivy League schools including college admissions information such as acceptance rates, standardized test scores, costs, and more.
Are Your ACT Scores Good Enough to Get into a...
Learn what's considered a good ACT score and what score you'll need to get admitted to your top choice colleges.
Compare SAT Scores for Ivy League Admissions
Learn what SAT scores you need to get into an Ivy League school in this side-by-side comparison of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Penn, and Yale.
12 Facebook Photos You Must Delete Before...
Facebook and Underage Drinking: If you have photos of underage drinking in your facebook account, delete them before you apply to college.
12 College Interview Questions You Should Master
A list of common college interview questions with tips for answering each.
What Do 25th / 75th SAT Score Percentiles Mean...
This article explains the common 25th / 75th percentile representation of SAT scores often found in college profiles. Learn how to interpret the data.
Learn about the Top 10 Universities in the U.S.
Learn about the top ten national universities in the United States with links to college admissions data and cost and financial aid information.
Learn What GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Stanford University.
4 Things a Successful Academic Appeal Letter...
See a sample appeal letter for an academic dismissal from college. If you've been dismissed from college, this letter can serve as a sample to guide you in an appeal. A discussion of the appeal letter is also included.
Yale University: What GPA and Test Scores Do...
Yale University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Yale University.
Your Giant A to Z List of College Profiles
College Profiles - acceptance rates, sat scores, act scores, scholarships, college costs, financial aid information, enrollment numbers, photos, and other useful data.
Learn the GPA and Test Scores You Need to Get...
Cornell University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Cornell University.
See GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission to the...
Brown University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Brown University.
What Test Scores and GPAs Get You Into...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Princeton University.
Compare SAT Scores for Admission to Top...
A side-by-side comparison of SAT scores for admission to top universities.
Can You Get Into UCLA? See a GPA, SAT and ACT...
UCLA - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from UCLA, the University of California Los Angeles.
What Qualifies as a Good Math SAT Subject Score?
Learn what score you'll need on one of the Math SAT Subject Test for college admission and college course credit.
Berkeley Admissions: What GPA and Standardized...
Berkeley - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Berkeley.
What GPA and Test Scores Do You Need to Get...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Brown University.
NYU Admissions: A Graph of Applicants' GPA, SAT...
NYU - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from New York University.
GPA and Test Scores You Need to Get into...
Columbia University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Columbia University.
What Counts as an Extracurricular Activity for...
Learn about the wide range of extracurricular activities that you can include in your college applications.
What Does a Weighted GPA Mean in the College...
What is a weighted GPA? This article explains how high schools weight your GPA, and how the weighted GPA plays out in the college admissions process.
Will Your GPA and Test Scores Get You Into...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Duke University.
Will Your GPA and Test Scores Get You Into the...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Texas at Austin.
MIT - GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Admission
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A Side-by-Side Comparison of SAT Scores for Top...
Learn what SAT scores are needed to get into the top public universities in the United States in this side-by-side comparison.
Compare ACT Scores for Admission to the Ivy...
A side-by-side comparison of ACT admissions data for the eight Ivy League Schools: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.
Learn about Harvard University and What It...
Find Harvard University's average SAT and ACT scores, financial aid, acceptance rate and other college admissions data.
The Top 10 Public Universities in the United...
Learn about the 10 top public universities that frequently dominate national rankings. For each, you'll find links to further information and admissions data.
Will Your Test Scores and GPA Get You Into...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Texas A&M.
12 of the Top Colleges and Universities in...
Learn about 12 top-ranked California colleges and universities, and find out what it takes to get in.
What GPA and Test Scores Get You Into...
Dartmouth College - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Dartmouth College.
The Best Engineering Schools You Can Attend
A list of the 10 best engineering schools in the United States with links to admissions information for each school.
What's a Good Chemistry SAT Subject Test Score?
Learn what scores you'll need on the Chemistry SAT Subject Test for college admission and course credit. Includes a percentile chart.
University of Michigan: GPA, SAT and ACT Graph...
University of Michigan - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Learn About UC Berkeley and What It Takes to...
Find UC Berkeley's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
Will Your Test Scores and GPA Get You Into UNC...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
How to Write a Winning College Application Essay
Nearly all colleges rate application essays as either important or very important in their admissions process. A poorly executed essay can cause a stellar student to get rejected. On the flip side, exceptional application essays can help students with marginal scores get into the schools of their dreams. These tips will help you avoid some of the pitfalls of the college application essay.
Can You Get Into Ohio State? See a GPA, SAT and...
Ohio State - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from The Ohio State University in Columbus.
20 Great Colleges for Students with Low SAT...
Low SAT scores don't need to ruin your hopes of attending a great college. These 20 colleges are great choices for strong students who have low SAT scores.
Compare SAT Scores for Admission to Top Liberal...
A side-by-side comparison of SAT admissions data for ten top-ranked liberal arts colleges.
Stanford University: Learn What It Takes to Get...
Stanford University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
What Score Should I Aim for the Biology SAT...
Learn what score you'll need on the Biology SAT Subject Test for college admission and college course credit.
Learn About NYU and What It Takes to Get In
New York University's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Got Bad SAT Scores? Here Are Some Tips for...
Did you get low SAT scores? Learn strategies for getting into a good college even if you got less than ideal scores on the SAT.
Learn about Cornell University and What It...
Cornell University's average SAT and ACT scores, financial aid, acceptance rate and other college admissions data.
Learn About Georgetown University and What It...
Georgetown University's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
What Are Florida's Top 12 Colleges?
Learn about 12 of the top colleges and universities in Florida. The list includes large universities, small colleges, and both public and private institutions.
How to Answer the College Interview Question...
Tell me about yourself - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.
What's a Good SAT Subject Test Score?
SAT Subject Test Scores - Learn what your scores on SAT subject tests mean in the college admissions process
Learn about Columbia University and What It...
Columbia University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.
What You Should Know About Duke University...
Duke University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.
Have You Got the GPA and Test Scores for...
Georgetown - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Georgetown University
Will Your GPA and Test Scores Get You Into UC...
UC Santa Barbara - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from UCSB, the University of California Santa Barbara.
Do You Have the Test Scores and GPA You Need...
USC - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Southern California.
Tips and Strategies for the 5 Common Applicatio...
Tips and strategies for thinking about each of the five personal essay options on the 2014-15 Common Application.
What Kinds of SAT Scores Get You Into the Top...
A side-by-side comparison of SAT admissions data for the top engineering schools: MIT , Stanford, Berkeley, Illinois, Michigan, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Purdue, Caltech, and Georgia Tech.
If You Love the Beach, You Should Totally...
Colleges for Beach Lovers - These 14 colleges and universities all have their own beaches or easy access to the beach
Learn About the University of Washington at...
University of Washington Seattle's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Learn About the University of Southern...
USC's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
Apply Now! 25 Scholarships with May Deadlines
College Scholarships with May Deadlines - These 25 scholarships expire in May, so be sure to apply on time.
What SAT Scores Do You Need to Get into One of...
Learn what SAT scores you'll need to get into each of the University of California schools with this side-by-side comparison.
What's Considered a Good Academic Record for...
Good academic record: What is considered a good academic record for college admissions? This article discusses the importance of grades, honors courses, AP courses, IB courses and college courses when applying to college.
These 6 Tips Can Help You Appeal an Academic...
Appeal an Academic Dismissal - If you've been dismissed from college for low grades, these six tips can help you successfully appeal an academic dismissal.
Learn about UCLA and What You Need to Get In
UCLA's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
See GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission to...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
How to Answer This College Interview Question,...
What Do You Do In Your Free Time? - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question. Be sure you can articulate what it is you do when not in class.
What Do ACT Scores Mean to Colleges?
What do the ACT scores mean in a college profile? This article explains the common 25th / 75th percentile representation of ACT scores often found in college profiles.
Think You've Got the GPA and Test Scores for...
Georgia Tech - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Do You Have the GPA and Test Scores You Need...
Caltech - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Caltech, the California Institute of Technology.
Learn About Johns Hopkins and What It Takes To...
Average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data for Johns Hopkins University.
College Cash! 25 College Scholarships for...
These 25 scholarships are for college students earning a nursing degree.
Do You Have the GPA and Test Scores for...
Northwestern University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Do You Have the Grades and Test Scores for the...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Learn about Brown University and What It Takes...
Find Brown University's average SAT and ACT Scores, financial aid, acceptance rate, and other college admissions data.
"Why Are You Interested In Our College?" Here's...
Why Are You Interested in Our College? - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.
15 of the Top Colleges and Universities in...
Learn about the 15 top ranked North Carolina colleges and universities including what it takes to get in.
A Side-By-Side Comparison of ACT Scores for...
A side-by-side comparison of ACT scores for admission to twelve top-ranked universities.
Learn About the University of Michigan and What...
University of Michigan's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
Learn About Texas A&M University and What...
Find Texas A&M's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
Learn About Northwestern University and What It...
Northwestern University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
Do You Have the GPA and Test Scores for Boston...
Boston University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Boston University.
Thinking of Applying to Boston University?...
Boston University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.
Learn About UNC Chapel Hill and What It Takes...
Find UNC Chapel Hill's average SAT and ACT scores, financial aid, acceptance rate, and other college admissions data.
20 Questions to Master Before You Interview for...
Interview for College - Before you interview for college, be sure you have answers to these 20 interview questions. This article presents questions and tips for answering the questions to help you prepare to interview for college.
What Colleges Say About Their Second Language...
Foreign Language Requirement - Learn how many years of a foreign language are required for college admissions. This article compares the foreign language requirements from several different colleges.
Can You Get Into UIUC? See a GPA, SAT and ACT...
University of Illinois - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The 20 Most Selective Colleges and Universities...
All 20 of these colleges admit less than 17% of their applicant pools.
13 of the Top Texas Colleges
Learn about the 13 top-ranked Texas colleges and universities, and find out what it takes to get in.
Can You Get Into Maryland? See a GPA, SAT and...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Maryland in College Park.
Learn About Purdue University and What It Takes...
Purdue University's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Can You Get Into Purdue? See a GPA, SAT and ACT...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Purdue University in West Lafayette.
Applying to College? Compare SAT Scores Needed...
SAT Score Charts - This article links to numerous SAT score charts for comparing the admissions data at different types of colleges. The SAT score charts include top universities, top colleges, Division I athletic conferences, public universities and more.
Do You Have the GPA and Test Scores to Get Into...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.
Learn About Georgia Tech and What It Takes To...
Georgia Tech's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
A Ranking of the University of California Schools
A list and ranking of the nine University of California Schools with undergraduate programs. Each school is linked to further admission data.
What Kinds of Test Scores and GPA Get You into...
University of Virginia - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
What Colleges Require the SAT Subject Test?
SAT Subject Test - The SAT subject test is required at dozens of top colleges and universities in the United States. This article lists colleges that require the SAT subject test.
Learn About Penn State University and What It...
Penn State University's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Learn About MIT and What It Takes to Get In
MIT's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
What Kind of ACT Scores Do You Need to Get Into...
Learn what ACT scores are needed to get into the top public universities in the United States in this side-by-side comparison.
What Do Colleges Mean by Holistic Admissions,...
What are holistic admissions? Most of the country's most selective colleges and universities have holistic admissions, but what exactly does this mean? This article provides the answer.
11 of the Top Colleges in Washington State
Learn about the 11 top-ranked Washington State colleges and universities, and find out what it takes to get in.
Do You Have the Scores and Grades to Get Into...
Clemson University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Clemson University in South Carolina.
Are Your Test Scores and GPA Good Enough for...
Penn State - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Penn State.
Learn About Northeastern University and What It...
Northeastern University's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Learn About NC State University and What It...
NCSU, NC State University's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Before You Apply to Princeton, Check Out This...
Princeton University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
23 College Scholarships with June Deadlines
These 23 college scholarships expire in June.
What's Considered a Good ACT Writing Score?
What's a Good Score on the ACT Writing Test? - Learn what score you'll need to get into different types of colleges.
Read a Sample Appeal Letter for a College...
Read a sample appeal letter for a college rejection, and learn strategies for writing an appeal.
Will Your GPA and Test Scores Get You Into Cal...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.
Learn About UC San Diego and What It Takes to...
UCSD, University of California San Diego's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Learn About the University of Pittsburgh and...
University of Pittsburgh's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Can You Get Into Boston College? See a GPA, SAT...
Boston College - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Boston College.
Top Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S.
A list of the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the United States with links to admissions data including GPA, SAT scores and ACT scores, costs, and financial aid information.
Can You Get Into the University of Georgia? See...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Georgia in Athens.
Do You Have the GPA and Test Scores You Need to...
West Point - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
"Tell Me About a Challenge You Overcame": How...
Tell Me About a Challenge You Overcame - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question. Before your interview, be sure to spend some time thinking about challenges you have faced.
Learn about the University of Pennsylvania and...
University of Pennsylvania's average SAT and ACT scores, financial aid, acceptance rate, and other college admissions data.
Before You Apply to Carnegie Mellon, Check Out...
Carnegie Mellon University's average SAT and ACT scores, costs, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
20 Best Equestrian Colleges in the United States
20 great colleges for horse lovers. Check out these schools if you want to compete in equestrian, major or minor in equine studies, or simply want riding to be part of your college experience.
What Test Scores and GPA Do You Need to Be...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Central Florida
What Test Scores and GPA Do You Need to Get...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Wake Forest University.
Learn About the University of Notre Dame and...
University of Notre Dame's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Does the SAT Writing Section Even Matter?
SAT Writing Section - Does the SAT writing section matter in the college admissions process? Do colleges and universities consider the SAT writing score when making admission decisions? Read this FAQ to get the answer.
The Top Summer Engineering Programs for High...
A list of eleven top summer programs for students interested in engineering.
What Test Scores and GPA Get You Into the...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from UConn, the University of Connecticut in Storrs.
Compare SAT Scores for SUNY Campuses
A side-by-side comparison of SAT admissions data for 16 campuses of SUNY, the State University of New York.
Got the GPA and Test Scores for UC Irvine?...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from UCLA, the University of California Irvine.
Tips and Samples for the Common Applicaton...
Find tips, sample essays and essay critiques for each of the Common Application personal essay options.
Learn About the University of Maryland at...
University of Maryland's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Learn About the University of Virginia and What...
UVA's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Do You Have the Grades and Test Scores Needed...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Northeastern University
6 Reasons You Should Take AP Classes
AP Classes - This article lists 6 reasons why high school students should take AP classes. Advanced Placement classes can play an important role in the college admissions process and in the undergraduate academic experience.
Learn About Caltech and What It Takes to Get In
Caltech's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.
"What Will You Contribute to Our College?"...
What Will You Contribute to Our College? - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question. Before your interview, be sure to spend some time thinking about what you will contribute to campus life.
What's Considered a Good Score on SAT Subject...
Learn what score you'll need on the Physics SAT Subject Test for college admission and college course credit.
Learn About UMass Amherst and What It Takes to...
UMass Amherst's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Compare SAT Scores for Admission to the 23 Cal...
What SAT Scores are needed to get into one of the Cal State universities? This article shows a side-by-side comparison of SAT admissions data for the 23 Cal State campuses.
Considering Dartmouth? Check Out This...
Dartmouth College's average SAT and ACT scores, financial aid, acceptance rate and other college admissions data.
Do You Have the Test Scores and GPA Needed to...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Miami in Coral Gables.
ACT Score Charts: Compare Admissions Data for...
ACT Score Charts - This article links to numerous ACT score charts for comparing the admissions data at different types of colleges. The ACT score charts include top universities, top colleges, Division I athletic conferences, public universities and more.
Learn About the University of Georgia and What...
University of Georgia's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
What Are the Top 12 Colleges in New York State?
Learn about the 12 top colleges and universities in New York State including what it takes to get in.
Applying to Boston College? Read Up on This Key...
Boston College's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.

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