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Categories: College Admissions

29 Comments

Dislikes GglePlus · August 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm

@whiteipod2000 while this is true, admissions counsels hit a cap on these numbers. can you imagine how many prospective students submit 2400 SAT scores and 4.0 GPAs? they don’t have enough seats for those people. you have to look deeper at who the person is beyond their intelligence. after awhile, the admissions process will cater towards people they believe will make a difference in the world and will represent their uni in a positive light, not blindly accepting another future millionaire.

Megan ` · October 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm

can you have a guidance counselor whos NOT ur “assigned” counselor, write ur rec instead?

SpongeBoobNipplePants · October 24, 2011 at 2:14 am

@EdwardCullensMayo There are far fewer perfect SATs in a year than there are students admitted to top colleges in the United States. The College Board’s released score distributions show that for students entering college in 2011, there were fewer than 400 perfect scores on the SAT, and fewer than 7500 scores above 2300. Obviously, a 4.0 GPA is a lot more common, but that’s a very minimal factor in decisions, as I’m sure you’ve seen in colleges’ CDS surveys.

Tracey Brown · October 30, 2011 at 8:29 am

Thanks!

Irate Caribou · December 27, 2011 at 4:55 am

Thank you so much for this video!!!

Rob Mason · April 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm

As a high school teacher this was an excellent video to share with my students thanks !!

jugoolick2006 · July 7, 2012 at 9:38 am

He’s the Dean of Admissions??? OMG. There’s no way I’m going to Vanderbilt, his answer sounds like crap.

Cameron Angel · July 15, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Vandy is in the top 100 in the nationg, to be exact #53, and is in a VERY nice area. but hey, it’s your chose not mine

Chaz Lenz · August 27, 2012 at 1:16 am

i hear ya dude 🙁

Clarisa Munar · September 15, 2012 at 6:24 pm

16:35, I’m pulling up my boot straps.
Outstanding video.

Sawyer Strange · October 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm

shut up!

Tiffany weis · December 15, 2012 at 3:59 am

for the longest time I thought that the only thing that mattered was your grades, so i didn’t invest any time in any clubs or extracurricular activities. besides I never really could fit into any clubs at my school, I kinda felt like an outcast, I wasn’t in the loop, and now Im not sure any college would look twice at my application.

FlyingAlbino777 · January 31, 2013 at 9:44 pm

What if you are home schooled? I live in the mountains, I have no extra curricular activities except for what I do around the house, What if you are using a program that isn’t accredited. I am alone, with no help and I WANT to continue my education! Not for just a job but for knowledge! But I am unable because of my case…. It depresses me… I feel I am unable no matter what I do…

Ben Van Camp · February 2, 2013 at 11:04 pm

I just lie about extrac’s and HOPE they won’t look into it

David Richard · February 25, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Let’s be honest: Vandy is awesome.

ThePanchoStern · May 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm

It’s actually ranked #17 in the US News & World Report ranking.

Andrea Roe · July 16, 2013 at 7:51 pm

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dipro001 · August 4, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I am intrigued by the question of how i will fit into a college as a individual! Can anyone tell me how as an international applicant am i supposed to understand if a college would be the right fit for me before applying? =/

Thanks 🙂

Alexi Jonah · August 13, 2013 at 2:09 am

Thanks, these are some great tips for admissions!

Hazel Agosila · October 3, 2013 at 11:07 am

I’ve been researching about tutorials and tips on getting your dream college for quite some time. Among the advices that I’ve seen is you need to have an impressive Admission essay. I read that Ivy Research showcase tips and samples on Admission Essays. You can google it to find out yourself.

Hazel Agosila · October 14, 2013 at 8:59 am

I’ve been researching about tutorials and tips on getting your dream college for quite some time. Among the advices that I’ve seen is you need to have an impressive Admission essay. I read that Ivy Research showcase tips and samples on Admission Essays. Go google it to find out yourself.

Sofia Virgen · October 28, 2013 at 12:57 am

I’m tired of the students who have lived joyous lives and get admitted. What about my people who have overcome gunshots, rape, drug addiction and maintained a good GPA? What if I didn’t serve many extracurricular activities due to the danger I faced, due to the hustle I had to do in order to overcome starvation and homelessness? Just saying.

MannyMakinGifs · December 1, 2013 at 3:41 am

Thank You, I see that it is the difference I make rather than how well I’ve done in the past.

Bibek Gautam · December 27, 2014 at 5:17 am

I wonder if admissions process has changed ever since 2007.

Ryan Maddox · June 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Sofia Virgen actually one kid who lived in the streets of Oakland got accepted to every single Ivy League School, look it up, fits exactly that scenario you are describing

Clay Patrick · December 15, 2015 at 4:51 am

If only I had seen this 2 months ago…

Alan Chiang · February 29, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Great advices!

Dorie Stallbaumer · October 31, 2016 at 2:17 am

*Where can I order an essay?*

Mansib Ealham · March 6, 2017 at 11:08 am

Can someone tell me a rough value of the GPA required from an A-level(AP) candidate along with the average SAT scores?
Thank you.

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