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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.
12 College Interview Questions You Should Master
A list of common college interview questions with tips for answering each.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Counts as an Extracurricular Activity for...
Learn about the wide range of extracurricular activities that you can include in your college applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn What GPA, SAT, and ACT Scores You Need to...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Answer the College Interview Question...
Tell me about yourself - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Compare SAT Scores for Admission to Top...
A side-by-side comparison of SAT scores for admission to top universities.
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.
"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.
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 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.
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.
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 What GPA and Test Scores You'll Need to...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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.
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.
The Top Summer Engineering Programs for High...
A list of eleven top summer programs for students interested in engineering.
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.
Don't Make These 10 College Interview Mistakes!
A college interview is a great place to make a good impression, but you need to be careful to avoid these 10 college interview mistakes.
44 College Scholarships with February Deadlines
These 44 scholarships expire in February, so be sure to apply on time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Read a Sample College Transfer Essay
Sample college transfer essay - If you are transferring to a different college, make sure your transfer essay is the best it can be. This sample transfer essay is for a student transferring from Amherst College to the University of Pennsylvania.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What You Should Know About Duke University...
Duke University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
Learn About the University of Southern...
USC's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
The 20 Most Selective Colleges and Universities...
All 20 of these colleges admit less than 17% of their applicant pools.
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.
Learn about Cornell University and What It...
Cornell University's average SAT and ACT scores, financial aid, acceptance rate 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Top 10 Colleges and Universities in Ohio
Learn about the 10 top-ranked Ohio 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.
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.
The Scores and Grades You Need to Get into the...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
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.
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.
"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 Virginia and What...
UVA's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
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.
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 NCSU, North Carolina State University.
Learn About the Ohio State University and What...
Ohio State University's average ACT scores, SAT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
The Best Catholic Colleges and Universities You...
Top Catholic Colleges and Universities - This article presents descriptions of 23 of the top Catholic colleges and universities in the United States. These top Catholic colleges vary widely in size, location, and institutional mission.
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.
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.
Will Your Grades 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 the University of Oregon in Eugene.
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.
Learn about Columbia University and What It...
Columbia University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.
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.
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.
What Should a Woman Wear to a College Interview?
What should a woman wear to a college interview? The college interview is rarely as formal as a job interview, so the guidelines about what to wear are bit more flexible. This article outlines good choices for what a woman should wear to a college interview.
Do You Have the GPA and Test Scores You Need...
Syracuse University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Syracuse University in New York
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.
What to Do When Your College Application Gets...
Deferred College Admission: Learn about steps for improving your admission chances if you college application has been deferred to regular admission.
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.
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.
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 Do You See Yourself Doing in 10 Years?"...
What Do You See Yourself Doing 10 Years From Now? - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.
7 Tips for Getting Great College Recommendation...
Getting good letters of recommendation for college requires planning ahead. These tips will help ensure that you get the best college letters of recommendation possible.
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.
17 of the Top Colleges and Universities in...
Learn about the 17 top-ranked Virginia colleges and universities, and find out what it takes to get in.
The Top 10 Business Schools for Undergraduates
Top Business Schools - list of the 10 best business programs the United States for undergraduates with admissions data and descriptions for each school.
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.
College Cash! 25 College Scholarships for...
These 25 scholarships are for college students earning a nursing degree.
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.
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.
What GPAs 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 Chicago.
Read a Critique of a Sample Appeal Letter for a...
Read a sample appeal letter for a college rejection, and learn strategies for writing an appeal.
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 Core Courses You Need to Get into College?
High School Course Requirements for College Admissions - A discussion of the high school core classes applicants need to be competitive when applying to college.
See If You Have the Grades and Test Scores...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from from IU, Indiana University in Bloomington.
Did You Receive a College Deferral Letter?...
College Deferral Letter - What should you do if you receive a college deferral letter? This article provides a sample reply to a college deferral letter. A well-crafted letter can improve your chances of admission.
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.
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.
19 of the Top Colleges and Universities in...
Learn about the 19 top-ranked Pennsylvania colleges and universities, and find out what it takes to get in.
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.
Didn't Do Well on the ACT or SAT? Apply to...
These test-optional colleges don't require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores.
Tips and Samples for the Common Applicaton...
Find tips, sample essays and essay critiques for each of the Common Application personal essay options.
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.
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.
College Interview Tips - Who Has Been the Most...
Who Has Most Influenced You? Who is your hero? This article provides tips for these frequently asked college interview questions.
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.
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.
Compare SAT Scores for Admission to Top Liberal...
A side-by-side comparison of SAT admissions data for ten top-ranked liberal arts colleges.
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.
A Complete College Application Timeline for...
Senior Year College Application Timeline. Senior year is the busiest time of the college application process. This month-by-month list will help you keep track of important dates and deadlines throughout 12th grade.
10 of the Best Universities in America
A list of 10 of the country's best private universities selected from a combination of their quality academics, name recognition, student life and value.
Sentence Completion Practice Questions
Quiz - Sentence Completion Questions Be Prepared for the SAT Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have
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.
Thinking of Applying to Boston University?...
Boston University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.
Can You Get Into FSU? See a GPA, SAT and ACT...
Florida State - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from FSU, Flordia State University in Tallahassee.
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.
Your Guide to 15 of the Top Colleges in New...
Learn about the 15 top New Jersey colleges and universities including what it takes to get in.
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.
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.
Learn About the University of Wisconsin-Madison...
University of Wisconsin's average ACT scores, SAT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
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.
The 22 Best Public Universities in the U.S.
These public universities consistently rank highly in surveys of state-funded colleges and universities. These schools all have excellent facilities, professors, and name recognition. Especially for in-state students, these schools represent some of the best values in higher education available.
Learn About Stevens Institute of technology and...
Stevens Institute of Technology's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Learn About Washington State University and...
Washington University in St. Louis's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
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.
What Are the Registration Deadlines for the...
Find ACT test dates and registration deadlines for the 2014 - 2015 academic year.
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.
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.
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