|By John Freneau on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 - 02:21 pm: Edit|
It seems there is more "mystery" to ND admittance than other schools, even the Ivys. Why is this? Will a 4.12, bottom of the top 10% of class, and 1350 on SAT get in? Schedule is toughest allowed at school, 2 AP's jr. and sr. year, rest are honors, several EC's. Is this a borderline acceptance?
|By Dave Berry on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 - 03:56 pm: Edit|
John (assuming that you are the applicant), is your writing strong enough to capture the attention of the admissions readers? Which of the four Section 7 essays have you chosen?
The Section 8 personal statement opportunity is a wide-open door to personal marketing success, if handled properly. Do you have any special approaches in mind to make yourself stand out from the crowd?
Essays and personal statements are wonderful ways to minimize the "mystery" of any college's application process. I'm interested to know how you plan to approach your writing in the ND application.
|By Roger (Roger) on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 - 01:05 pm: Edit|
John, Notre Dame has a unique atmosphere - the bond between the college and the student is much stronger than most universities. Their retention rate is extremely high, and their alumni donation rate is among the top few in the country.
Much of this is no doubt the environment and campus experience that ND offers, but certainly some credit must be given to the selection process. I think they try to pick students who really want to go to Notre Dame, and who will be active members of the campus community. As you go through your application process, I'd recommend keeping this in mind. ND is a great choice, good luck!
|By Mary Stebbins on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 02:24 pm: Edit|
Wondering if you could evaluate my son's chances: 3.9 weighted GPA, top 10%, 1480 SAT (770/710) and 33 ACT. All honors classes or APs, total of 5 AP's including senior year, and he will have taken the toughest schedule his school allows. He also attends a Holy Cross high school run by the Brothers of the HC out of ND (not sure if that helps). His paternal grandfather and maternal uncle graduated from ND but no direct legacy status (he's mad at us now for not going to ND
Thanks for your opinion!
|By Dadster on Friday, July 26, 2002 - 01:04 am: Edit|
I'd say he's got a very good shot at ND. Good essays and references will seal the deal, IMO. In the essays, I'd try to emphasize why ND would be special for him. Also, if he has community service in his background it would be a good idea to make sure that info is in the app. Good luck, ND is a great school.
|By Evergreen (Evergreen) on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 02:55 pm: Edit|
I'm not very happy with ND, because I have a very good application, and I got waitlisted. I think they base their admissions far too much on legacy and not enough on academics. But that's just what I think.
|By Chiangkaishrek (Chiangkaishrek) on Sunday, June 01, 2003 - 07:32 am: Edit|
Things might have gotten really competitive at ND. None of my parents went to college,..so no legacy for me.
However, I did get accepted to ND,...one of the first 7 acceptance to reach me by the end of March.
Evergreen, don't worry,..I bet they will call you sometime during the summer. I hope you got admitted to other "better" colleges. (*smiles*)
|By Musictoad (Musictoad) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 07:59 pm: Edit|
My understanding is that if you attend a "feeder" hs you have a very good chance of being admitted. My hs is not. My guidance counselor hates it. Needless to say, they don't offer my major. great school, tho.
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