Are these schools really that difficult to get into???<<<

<p>I was wondering if Reed and NYU are really as diffuclt to get into as their reputations lead to believe. What type of student is admitted into both?(GPA, SAT, ECs?) What are some colleges out there that are easier and less competitive to get into than the majority of the population thinks? Are there any, or are most college reputations relatively precise? Thanks.</p>

<p>I don't know a whole lot, but I don't believe that Reed is THAT competitive.</p>

<p>Thanks. Anyone else have any input?</p>

<p>Well Reed isn't that competative if you've got your "stuff" together and don't come off as a jerk in your essays and interview. I think the admissions office is in to that whole good match thing. Don't take this as truth, just one Reedies opinion.</p>

<p>Women's Colleges are "easier" to gain admission to than one might expect in comparison to the quality and reputation of the schools. Specifically: Wellesley, Smith, Bryn Mawr and Mount Holyoke. There are a few other more self-selective colleges out there that traditionally were somewhat easier admission-wise in relative terms to the excellent quality of education and enormous reputations: Chicago, Grinnell, Reed is a fitting example, Kenyon...but many of these schools have become more selective so they no longer hold this stance (interestingly enough Wash U was once considered one of these schools). The most attainable admission process with highest quality these days may belong to Case Western Reserve, Sewanee-University of the South, maybe consider Colorado College, Franklin & Marshall, Rhodes, Earlham and Centre for liberal arts. Hope that helps.</p>