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First and foremost,I have no interest in going to UT Austin,I actually have my heart set on SMU:) Anyways,I'm a junior,been doing some searching on a few public and private Universities,and everyone keeps saying University of Texas in Austin is so incredibly hard to get into and that they only take top 8%/10% and if you aren't in that,then you shouldn't even apply yaddayadda.
BUT,if they are so picky,why did some of my friends get into UT Austin?They had very low GPA's,when I say low,I mean low low,like 2.5 low haha,sure they were in band(how else would I know them?),or colorguard(which is what I'm in),their class rankings were bad,they weren't in any clubs or extracurricular activities and they aren't rich so they couldn't pay them off.So how else would they get in if it's so complicated?I'm assuming they had good SAT/ACT scores and I know for a fact a few of them did the interview.They aren't even going to continue band or colorguard which is dumb imo.
And I guess i'm frustrated because I was reading some reviews on SMU and alot of people kept down talking SMU,saying it's only for snobby white rich kids who's parents will donate a building etc.I love SMU,i think it could offer me the best education,so yea I'm alittle butthurt.
But if UT Austin is so hard to get into,how did these people I know get in?!?!How?
What happened to UT is picky about rank,GPA etc??
Oh and if I do an interview with SMU,does it help my chances?And should I not get in*teardrops*Would it help my chances at UT Austin(yuck),Texas Tech(Double yuck),or Texas A&M commerce(Triple yuck)