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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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SAT: 720 math
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| 800 verbal
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What's the secret to getting into Ivy League schools?

I've set my sights on attending an Ivy League school. Can anyone share advice and insights on what it takes to get accepted into these prestigious universities and how to stand out as a strong candidate?

7 months ago

Congrats on setting high goals for yourself! Getting into an Ivy League school is competitive, but achievable with hard work, passion, and dedication. Here are a few suggestions to help position yourself as an exceptional candidate:

1. High academic performance: Maintain a strong GPA, take challenging courses like AP, IB, or honors, and aim for excellent standardized test scores (if required).

2. Develop your 'spike': Stand out by showcasing a highly-developed specialty in a particular field, such as academic research, sports, or fine arts.

3. Leadership and impact: Demonstrate your ability to lead and make a meaningful impact through your involvement in different extracurricular activities.

4. Compelling college essays: Write unique and personal essays that connect your life experiences to your aspirations.

Remember, while Ivy League schools are prestigious, your success isn't solely dictated by the school you attend. So keep an open mind in your college search process and be true to yourself!

7 months ago

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