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美国大学申请指南

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编者按:在大学申请过程中,学校和专业的选择是非常重要的一环,也是人生中的重大选择,也许不仅决定了你未来的职业发展,更在潜移默化中影响你的人格养成。因此,小编非常建议学生和家长们有必要多花点时间和精力仔细研究各所大学的专业特色、招生取向和教育理念,特别是录取比例、分数要求。

那么,在重要的申请环节这项,具体注意有哪些呢?


信息完整性

申请中有些部分是选填的,但应尽量给出所有的信息,因为每一页的信息越充实,招生官就越能感受到申请人的投入。每一个“Undecided”的选择都是一次被浪费的机会,因为申请人原本可以借此展现他们的兴趣,但最后却选择了放弃,非常可惜。

个人和家庭信息

个人和家庭信息部分的问题很直接,但申请人依旧有机会让招生官更好地了解你,比如说“喜欢的称呼(昵称)”这一个问题,招生官会想知道,为什么你的名字叫Vicky,但大家都叫你Wiki呢?是因为你懂得很多吗?(注:维基百科的全名叫做Wikipedia)这样的小细节很让人感兴趣!

在填写人口信息和经济需求时,在你觉得自在的情况下尽可能多地分享信息。这些信息都能为你的故事添砖加瓦。

教育背景

大部分申请人可能都会跳过“大学教育”这一栏,但如果有人填写了自己参加的大学课程,必定会让招生官眼前一亮。这代表申请人在高中课堂之外学习的内容,反映了申请人的求知欲、深思熟虑和坚持的品质。课程和GPA显然很重要,能够显示申请人选择的课程是否反映了他们的兴趣。

荣誉奖项

很多申请人都希望把这一项填满,但有可能事倍功半。因为招生官有时很难确定校级或地方级奖项的含金量。在有的高中,National Honor Society(全国荣誉协会)这项荣誉的竞争十分激烈,含金量很高。而在有的高中,应届毕业生可能有一半都被授予了这一荣誉,这并没有什么实质意义。

标化考试

标化考试成绩是申请人必须提交的,因此申请人应尽可能多地提供考试信息。如果一次考试就拿到了高分,这很令人佩服;但如果考了三次以上,可能就很难打动招生官。

活动列表

如果填写得当,活动列表就像是一篇拥有十个章节的小说,每一章都让招生官更加了解故事的主角。如果能从活动列表中发现共同的主题,解开之前的疑惑,更会起到如虎添翼的作用。

切忌文法错误及虚张声势

无聊和虚伪是文书写作中最大的罪过,而最让招生官讨厌的应该是狂妄自大的语法错误。比如在应该用宾格代词的时候却用了主格代词:“The teacher gave the award to Nikki and I”(“老师把这个奖颁给了Nikki和我”,“我”使用了主格)。这句话简直就是炫技失败的车祸现场!

招生官也是人,也有自己的喜恶和偏好。虽然接受过训练,会更加注意这些因素,减少它们对录取决定的影响,但它们依旧存在。

最近,Business Insider结合学术评论网站Niche.com的学院名单,基于美国教育部报告的分数,大学录取率占60%SAT/ACT分数占40%,最终得出全美47个州最难进入的大学(阿拉斯加州、特拉华州、内华达州和怀俄明州由于没有足够的学院数据所以没有排名)。

 

Alabama: University of Alabama

Acceptance rate: 51.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 990-1250

 

Arizona: Arizona Christian University

Acceptance rate: 56.7%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 840-1090

 

Arkansas: University of Arkansas

Acceptance rate: 62%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1010-1230

 

California: California Institute ofTechnology

Acceptance rate: 8.8%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1500-1600

Colorado: Colorado College

Acceptance rate: 17.9%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1240-1430

 

Connecticut: Yale University

Acceptance rate: 6.3%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1410-1600

District of Columbia (D.C.): GeorgetownUniversity

Acceptance rate: 17.4%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1320-1520

 

Florida: University of Miami

Acceptance rate: 38.2%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1220-1420

 

Georgia: Emory University

Acceptance rate: 26.8%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1280-1460

 

Hawaii: Brigham Young University at Hawaii

Acceptance rate: 34.9%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 970-1170

 

Idaho: Northwest Nazarene University

Acceptance rate: 65.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 900-1180

 

Illinois: University of Chicago

Acceptance rate: 8.8%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1435-1600

Indiana: University of Notre Dame

Acceptance rate: 21.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1340-1520

 

Iowa: Grinnell College

Acceptance rate: 28.0%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1290-1500

 

Kansas: Sterling College-Kansas

Acceptance rate: 44.4%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 820-1040

 

Kentucky: Berea College

Acceptance rate: 33.7%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1020-1226

 

Louisiana: Tulane University

Acceptance rate: 28%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1230-1410

 

Maine: Bowdoin College

Acceptance rate: 14.9%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1340-1520

 

Maryland: Johns Hopkins University

Acceptance rate: 16.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1360-1510

 

Massachusetts: Harvard University

Acceptance rate: 6%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1410-1600

Michigan: University of Michigan at AnnArbor

Acceptance rate: 32.2%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1280-1480

 

Minnesota: Carleton College

Acceptance rate: 22.8%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1320-1510

 

Mississippi: Mississippi Valley StateUniversity

Acceptance rate: 16.3%

ACT 25th-75th percentile: 15-19

 

Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis

Acceptance rate: 17.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1420-1570

 

Montana: Carroll College

Acceptance rate: 57.5%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 990-1250

 

Nebraska: Union College

Acceptance rate: 52.1%

ACT 25th-75th percentile: 19-25

 

New Hampshire: Dartmouth College

Acceptance rate: 11.5%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1360-1550

 

New Jersey: Princeton University

Acceptance rate: 7.4%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1400-1600

New Mexico: New Mexico Institute of Mining& Technology

Acceptance rate: 36.4%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1120-1310

 

New York: Columbia University

Acceptance rate: 7%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1390-1570

North Carolina: Duke University

Acceptance rate: 11.4%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1370-1550

 

North Dakota: University of Jamestown

Acceptance rate: 64.4%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1066-1227

 

Ohio: Kenyon College

Acceptance rate: 25.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1230-1420


Ohio: Kenyon College

Acceptance rate: 25.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1230-1420

 

Oklahoma: University of Tulsa

Acceptance rate: 40.3%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1130-1410

 

Oregon: Reed College

Acceptance rate: 38.7%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1290-1480

 

Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania

Acceptance rate: 10.4%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1360-1550

 

Rhode Island: Brown University

Acceptance rate: 8.7%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1330-1550

 

South Carolina: Clemson University

Acceptance rate: 51.5%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1150-1340

 

South Dakota: Augustana College

Acceptance rate: 61.3%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1010-1230

 

Tennessee: Vanderbilt University

Acceptance rate: 13.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1430-1580

 

Texas: Rice University

Acceptance rate: 15.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1390-1550

 

Utah: Brigham Young University

Acceptance rate: 47%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1150-1370

 

Vermont: Middlebury College

Acceptance rate: 17.2%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1260-1470

 

Virginia: Washington & Lee University

Acceptance rate: 19.5%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1320-1460

 

Washington: Whitman College

Acceptance rate: 41%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1200-1430

 

West Virginia: Concord University

Acceptance rate: 37.8%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 860-1060

 

Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin

Acceptance rate: 56.9%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1180-1400

需要注意的是,这里所列明的每个州最难申请的大学,虽然很多大学没有上榜,但并不意味着这些学校容易申请。比如在名校扎堆的纽约州,最难申请的学校虽然是哥伦比亚大学,但纽约大学的申请难度绝对大于其他很多州的上榜学校。


以上仅是美国大学申请的小小总结,希望对莘莘学子和家长们有所帮助,也预祝所有申请者都能够申请到理想的大学!成功迈出人生道路上重要的一步!






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