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How hard was getting in CU Boulder College of Engineering?

I'm currently a high-school sophomore and I look forward to getting a biomedical degree from CU Boulder. However, I heard that their college of engineering is much harder to get into than many of thei...

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No extracurriculars or AP classes

How much would having no extracurriculars (through highschool I was too busy babysitting and taking care of my little sister while my parents both worked) and having taken no AP classes. Even with an ...

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Internship Guidelines: Does anyone know if there is a specific age to begin an internship?

Hello!

So I'm kinda confused as to where to begin since I am on the young side of my grade. I don't have to do an internship yet, but I want to start early and just gain some experience. Does anyone ...

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nasa internship

are NASA internships impressive?

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What science course is better for a computer science major?

Hey everyone! I'm really looking forward to majoring in CS. I was recommended to take ap chem and physics honors but I can only take one. What would be more beneficial especially for someone who wants...

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no AP classes

Hi i’m American but I live in England, there are no AP classes here and no IB is offered at my school would that decrease my chance of getting into:

- Harvard

- Dartmouth

- WashU

- JHU

- Tufts

- D...

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Opinion: Admissions chances have not gone down this year!

This might seem counter-intuitive. We all have seen record low admissions rates this application season however, contrary to the popular belief held here on CollegeVine, admissions rates have not gone...

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Should I apply early decision or regular decision to dream school

I am currently a junior and would really like to attend Northwestern next year, it's only an hour away from home, very prestigious, and has one of the best journalism programs in the country. However,...

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Do gays have a boost in admission?

If I am gay/lesbian, how much of a boost will I have in college admissions to elite schools?

What about if I write an essay about it vs if I don’t? Thank you!

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6 days ago
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Independent Projects

Hello y'all!

I'm currently interested in doing an AI project that helps classify some medical imaging, and I was hoping to get my research published in a journal (something like IYNA). However, I'm t...

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type of classes

Which is better??

 
AP classes
94%
 
Honor Classes
5%
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University

How many universities should we typically apply to?

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What to put this as?

As part of my AP Macroeconomics class, we took part in a one-off competition (https://econchallenge.unl.edu/). On a team of 4 (IDK if it matter but I was the top student on my team) we placed 10th sta...

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Extracurricular activities

This fall I will be a Junior, and the only Extracurricular activity that I have are clubs. What are some Extracurricular activities I could take that good colleges take into consideration ??

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chance simulator

When using the chance simulator. I have noticed depending on the college your high SAT score can outweigh your poor GPA. Some collages become safety schools even having a .6 lower GPA then average but...

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Regarding AP exams

I am from India,I want to apply to Cornell University for the class of 2026.Most of the high schools in india do not provide AP classes. Should I take them separately or is it ok not to take th AP co...

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Is independent research a valid/good extracurricular?

I am passionate about biochemistry and global healthcare, and have been working on independent research/research papers (some with the guidance/mentorship of a professor) regarding a few topics. I am ...

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My admission chance at Harvard

Hello,

My admission chance at Harvard is 4%–13%. Can I try to enroll or this is too low to have a real chance?

I am in 11th grade - My UW GPA is 4.2 - I took this year 3 AP courses : Calculus AB, E...

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7 days ago
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Is it easier to get into schools in-state or out of state?

I have heard that it is easier to get in in-state because colleges think you're more likely to go the closer you are, but I've also heard that you're more likely to get in out-of-state because college...

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7 days ago
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lol collegeboard release sat/psat scores already

What do you guys hope to get? List ideal score, score you'd need for your dream college, realistic predicted score, and anything else.

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