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A perfect SAT score isn't everything

Here’s some advice from a UC Berkeley undergrad who aced the SAT – and got rejected by 5 of the 7 Ivy League schools he applied to (don’t worry, things turned out great)

How to write a unique law school essay

The essay shouldn’t necessarily be a “Here is why I want to be a lawyer essay,” but there should be some indication as to why you are interested in a legal career. Tell the admissions committee something about yourself and your life. Use prose to draw readers in and keep them interested, says Derek Meeker, a senior law school consultant.

Top 5 tips for getting into globally competitive engineering programs

Insider info on how to put forward your strongest application, from the University of Toronto’s director of recruitment for the engineering faculty

Tackling the supplement essays

In the seventh of her 12-part series, Katherine Mehta talks about supplement essays - what they are and how you should tackle them.

Seeking the Ultimate SAT Score

For most students who want to attend an elite US college, the SAT is more than a test. It is one of life’s landmarks. Your very first step towards getting into your dream undergrad school hinges on getting a high score in one of two standardized tests, the SAT or the ACT.

New components of the US university application

Increasingly, US universities and colleges are trying new ways to get to know prospective students. Here are some tips to approach the video essay, diversity statement, and other new components.

How a great essay got a high-school senior into 5 Ivy League schools and Stanford

Find out what kind of writing gets you into schools where acceptance rates are as low as 4.7%

5 art scholarships from around the world

Scholarships aren’t just for aspiring engineers and doctors – they’re for artists, too! If you dream of studying fine arts, art history, or architecture abroad, check out this list

'Before worrying about fees and scholarships, find out what you're buying'

Law professor Sarah Nield discusses her areas of expertise, and the benefits of going abroad to study law. She also has some great advice for those who are considering law studies in the UK.

Essays by Real University of Washington Pre-Law Students

Most law schools require a personal statement. Others may allow a diversity statement and/or an addendum.

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