What's a good way to really stand out in college applications?

<p>I was aiming to go to Georgetown, but it's extremely competitive. How can I really stand out from the others?</p>

<p>Well there are lots of things you could do such as win prestigious competitions like Intel, ISEF, become a Rhodes scholar, etc. I think it all depends on you and your passion so if you have a single passion you have to find a way to demonstrate that, whether it is in music, art or science. Good luck!</p>

<p>cure cancer</p>

<p>Do everything an Asian student does without being Asian. </p>

<p>Sorry for the stereotype, I couldn't resist.</p>

<p>The best way is to show leadership skills.</p>

<p>Be extremely well rounded!! And have leadership positions!</p>

<p>^^ You don't necessarily have to be well rounded. When I went to a Penn info session (congrats on getting in!) the admissions representative said it's ok to be very focused and have only a few main interests that you are passionate about. To OP: Find a few things you like and get involved in them. Show your passion through your activities and your applications will look great.</p>

<p>I don't think it's possible to become a Rhodes Scholar in HS lol</p>

<p>Be "well-lopsided."</p>

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<p>FYI, Rhode Scholars are only for college students.</p>

<p>If you're not extremely talented in academics or music, art, etc, then you can really stand out by writing a great essay.</p>

<p>oh sorry, my mistake...</p>

<p>Start a Naked-Chess club. That'll grab anybody's attention.</p>

<p>be asian and not have a 4.0</p>