How to Get Into a Top-Tier University Video

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This video describes an in-depth look at what it takes to get into a top-tier university or college such as Stanford, Harvard and Yale. This video describes the items you need to really stand out when it comes to admissions for elite universities including recommended SAT scores and high school grade point averages. Students will also need exceptional honors classes and amazing extracurricular activities.

  1. Top-Tier Universities
    • Schools, such as Harvard and Stanford, can fill their freshman class many times over with students who have perfect SAT scores and GPA's as well as valedictorian status. Getting accepted to one of these top-tier schools is a long shot.
    • You must maximize your acceptance odds and make your admissions application stand out from the crowd.
  2. Getting Accepted
    • You can increase your chances of getting accepted into a top-tier university by participating in amazing extracurricular activities, writing a stunning admissions essay and submitting glowing letters of recommendation, or at best, including all of these with your college admissions application.
    • If you are a legacy, meaning one or both of your parents attended the school, this may help your chances of getting admitted.
    • If you parents can donate millions of dollars to the university, it may increase your admittance odds.
  3. Academic Credentials
    • To apply to a top-tier university, you should have at minimum a GPA of at least 3.8 with many honors and AP courses on your high school transcript.
    • You will need an SAT score of 2200 or above.
    • You must have phenomenal extracurricular activities to include on your college admissions application.

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