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12-10-2012, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Erik Estrada View Post
"Most students who got into Princeton had GPAs close to a 4.0, SAT scores (CR+M+W) above 2100, and ACT composite scores above 30. Also realize that a lot of red dots are hidden beneath the blue and green in the upper right corner of the graph -- many students with a 4.0 GPA and extremely high standardized test scores get rejected from Princeton".

http://collegeapps.about.com/od/GPA-...pa-sat-act.htm
Not saying that Westgarth isn't smart but if you have a talent that the Ivys want they'll find a way for you to get in. Whether its a tuba player (and they don't give out musical scholarships either) or a hockey player. They don't give out athletic scholarships but people who have a financial need hardly pay anything anyway.

Again, you certainly have to be bright and a good student, but don't kid yourself, many of the players on an Ivy league's athletic team would not have gotten into the school if not for the fact that they play that particular sport.

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