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College Admissions: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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.
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.
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.
12 College Interview Questions You Should Master
A list of common college interview questions with tips for answering each.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
What Counts as an Extracurricular Activity for...
Learn about the wide range of extracurricular activities that you can include in your college applications.
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.
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.
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.
The Top 10 Colleges for Game of Thrones Fans
If you're a fan of The Game of Thrones, check out these top colleges for lovers of George R. R. Martin's famous medieval fantasy.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
How to Answer the College Interview Question...
Tell me about yourself - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.
Apply Soon! 36 College Scholarships with April...
Help pay for college -- these 36 scholarships all have application deadlines in April.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Side-By-Side Comparison of ACT Scores for...
A side-by-side comparison of ACT scores for admission to twelve top-ranked universities.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Complete List of Universities that Require...
What Colleges Require the ACT Writing Test? A complete list of the colleges that require the writing section of the ACT. Learn whether or not you should take the regular ACT, or the ACT with writing.
Have You Got the GPA and Test Scores for...
Michigan State - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Michigan State University in East Lansing.
The 20 Most Selective Colleges and Universities...
All 20 of these colleges admit less than 17% of their applicant pools.
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.
Read a Sample Appeal Letter for a College...
Read a sample appeal letter for a college rejection, and learn strategies for writing an appeal.
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
What You Should Know About Duke University...
Duke University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.
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'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.
The Top Summer Engineering Programs for High...
A list of eleven top summer programs for students interested in engineering.
"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.
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.
College Cash! 25 College Scholarships for...
These 25 scholarships are for college students earning a nursing degree.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
What to Do if You've Been Placed on a College...
Waitlists. What should you do if you find your self in waitlist limbo? Read this FAQ to find out your chances of getting in and to get suggestions for planning your future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about Columbia University and What It...
Columbia University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.
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 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.
"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 Michigan State University and What...
Michigan State University's average ACT scores, SAT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 the University of Southern...
USC's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
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.
Can You Appeal a College Rejection Decision?
Can you appeal a college admission decision? Is a rejection letter final? What situations warrant a letter of appeal to the office of admissions? Find the answers in this FAQ.
Here's How You Get Off That College Wait List
College wait lists place students in a frustrating limbo. This article outlines tips for getting off the wait list and winning admission to your top choice college.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's a Guide to the 23 Schools in the...
The entry for each California State University campus is linked to an admissions profile with acceptance rates, test scores, costs and other college admissions data.
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.
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.
How Does a SAT Score Translate to an ACT Score?
Converting ACT to SAT Scores is not a precise science, but this article and table will give you a good sense of how an SAT score compares to an ACT score.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
13 of the Top Colleges and Universities in...
Learn about the 13 top Michigan colleges and universities including what it takes to get in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thinking of Applying to Boston University?...
Boston University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other 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.
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 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.
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.
"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.
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.
SAT, ACT, Both, or Neither? Pick the Exam...
SAT, ACT? This article helps you figure out if you should take the SAT, ACT, both or neither. 10 differences between the SAT and ACT are discussed.
The 6 Most Common Mistakes Made by College...
College application mistakes can make the difference between an acceptance and rejection letter. Jeremy Spencer, former Director of Admissions at Alfred University, describes six college application mistakes that he frequently encounters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Tips and Samples for the Common Applicaton...
Find tips, sample essays and essay critiques for each of the Common Application personal essay options.
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 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.
Compare ACT Scores for Top Liberal Arts Colleges
Here's a side-by-side comparison of scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target.
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.
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.
Considering Cal Poly San Luis Obispo? Check Out...
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's average SAT and ACT Scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other 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.

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