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The University of Colorado - Boulder

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Your Chances at COLORADO-Boulder
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Your Chances at COLORADO-Boulder
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Students who got into COLORADO-Boulder:

Tips mention: Interview (18), ACT/SAT (21), Grades (28), Sports/Extracurriculars (9), College Essay (10)
Write a letter about how excited you are toSep 21 2016Economics
Write a letter about how excited you are to come here, also make a visit and if you can try and get an interview, it makes the difference.
SAT: 1200 Male
I wasn't really active until my senior year ofJul 11 2016Linguistics
I wasn't really active until my senior year of high school. I did get fairly high scores on my ACT, which helped. I got a 32, and CU gave me a $20,000 scholarship (dispersed over four years) - which I found out later was only for people who had a 34+ ACT score, so I guess I did something right. I was president of the National English and National French Honor Societies at my school (for the former, I arranged a book drive for a local elementary school), and I was a participant in the National Honor Society. I was also the president of my school's Writer's Guild, and I participated in National History Day for two years. Basically, I did a lot of leadership stuff and some volunteering.

CU's essay question - which they seem to ask every year - asks about your leadership experiences and what you learned from them, so be prepared to answer that. It also helps to have good grades in high school, but considering that CU admits 84% of applicants, you could probably get by without as long as you write a good essay.

If you happen to apply for scholarships, you'll DEFINITELY need to talk about how you contribute to the campus. In that case, they're looking almost exclusively for volunteer work and on-campus work, and they won't care much about Greek life or social clubs unless you did something to benefit the university. First-year scholarships are extremely competitive, but while there are fewer scholarships for continuing students, they're slightly less competitive.
ACT: 32 SAT: 2050 Female

Always submit updated transcripts & test scores so youJun 04 2016Chemistry
Always submit updated transcripts & test scores so you can get an upgraded scholarship, I got stuck with the lowest even though I qualified for the highest since I never sent in updated transcripts. Just apply, almost anyone can get in if you NEED to go to college and ACTUALLY SUCCEED.
ACT: 34 Male
Look to another schoolJun 20 2015Communications
Look to another school. This school is a joke! The people are arrogant, racist, and fake.
Stay awayMar 26 2015Unknown
Stay away. The rotten apples have contaminated the campus.
ACT: 29 Male
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