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chance me for Fall '09 admisson!

paul09paul09 Registered User Posts: 270 Junior Member
*In-State Resident, Public High School
*Male
*First Generation student

I would like to apply to LAS and major in biology.

GPA: 3.67
ACT: 25
Rank: 25/406



APs taken:
-US History
-English (language and composition)

AP classes I'm taking next year:
-Biology
-Chemistry
-English (literature)
-Statistics
-Government

Classes I've taken at local community college:
-Psychology- got an A
-Sociology- got an A
-English 101- got an A
-Im taking College Algebra this summer.

ECS
-Around 100 hrs at the hospital volunteering in the ER =]
-NHS (jr/senior yr)
-Cross Country (4 yrs)
-Student council (soph yr)
-SADD (soph yr)
-Key Club (fresh/soph yr)
-On Newspaper (fresh/soph/jr yr)

I work a part-time job and work roughly 15-25 hrs a week.


Do you think I have a decent shot?
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Replies to: chance me for Fall '09 admisson!

  • SolidSnake961SolidSnake961 Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    no chance unless ACT is at least 28
  • paul09paul09 Registered User Posts: 270 Junior Member
    How's that possible when I have a friend who received a 27 on the ACT, and was accepted into the honor's program with similar stats?


    Btw, im not satisfied with a 25. I retook and anticipate a higher score, not necessarily 28+ though.
  • sang54sang54 Registered User Posts: 656 Member
    ACT average for LAS is around 27 to 28. I'd say you should work on your ACT a little more. If you by any chance apply to business or engineering, you will need atleast 30 on the ACT.
  • SolidSnake961SolidSnake961 Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    your friend may have gotten 27 but it gets harder every year, for example, the business school's middle 50% was 86-96 class rank a couple years ago and now its 91-98 percentile.
  • PaerraPaerra Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    ^ It's true; UIUC is continually tightening admissions standards. Heck, if LAS is 27-28 today, it might even be 28-29 tomorrow.
  • mood2007mood2007 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Definitely get a higher ACT score. I got a 28 and I applied to LAS as a Biology major. I got deferred the first time around, then got in in February. You may have a better shot at it since your class rank is higher, but I doubt it because you need to do better than a 25. Just retake it until you get a good score.
  • SolidSnake961SolidSnake961 Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    uiuc isn't raising standards, its just more people applying each year so more competition
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