College Applications and Entrance Requirements

College applications and entrance requirements may vary in different colleges and universities. Most schools require students to pass their school entrance exams, but some schools only require the student’s high school grades and diploma.

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Ivy League Universities

What are the Ivy League schools?

The eight Ivy League schools are:

  • Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island)
  • Columbia University (New York City)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, New York)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)
  • Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut)

The Ivy League was established in 1954 as an athletic conference, so even though each of the eight schools has a long and distinguished history, the distinction doesn't necessarily have anything to do with academics.

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Colleges and Universities

Is St. Peter's College a good school to go to?

St.Peter's College is a school that can be boring but it what you make of it. IT IS IN THE HOOD! You really have to becareful when roaming the surrounding area. One thing that is GREAT are the teachers. They are better than most universities.

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India Language and Culture
Telugu Language and Culture
English to Telugu

What is the meaning of mandatory in Telugu?

mandatory (adj) = tappanisari తప్పనిసరి

For example:

mandatory documents = tappanisari patralu తప్పనిసరి పత్రాలు

mandatory reports = tappanisari nivedika తప్పనిసరి నివేదిక

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Harvard University
Cambridge University

What are the undergraduate entrance requirements for Harvard University?

From Harvard Web Site

The graduate schools at Harvard, such as the Law School, Medical School, and Business School, do not generally accept applications from students who have not already have received four-year Bachelor's degree. You will first need to complete your undergraduate studies. But even if you are still in high school, you can still browse the admissions information for any of the graduate schools

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There is no single office at Harvard University that handles admissions for all students to all programs. Instead, each school maintains its own admissions office and specialized staff to meet the needs of their prospective students. Below is a listing of admissions offices for the following programs:

Undergraduate Graduate programs Professional Education programs Continuing Education Summer School Programs

Visit the HARVARD UNIVERSITY WEBSITE found in the Related Link below and go to the Admissions & Financial Aid link.

The following paraphrased cut & pasted excerpts, excluding various and sundry editorial comments and licenses, are from that link.


1.0/1.4 GENERAL

1.0 Harvard is America's oldest college.

1.1 Harvard, is VERY selective and estimated the cost for tuition, fees, room, board and personal expenses halls in 2004-05 was approximately $42,450 plus an amount for travel depending on your home state.

1.3 The Harvard-Yale football clash is called "the big game" by many of the world's movers and shakers. Harvard (and Yale) has won the national championship

1.4 Harvard's sports teams are "The Crimson".

2.0/2.7 ADMISSIONS ×¢ 2.1 Harvard's Admissions Committee says that it recognizes that schools vary by size, academic program and grading policies, so Harvard does not have rigid grade requirements. Harvard does seek students who achieve at a high level, and most admitted students rank in the top 10-15% of their graduating classes.

2.2 Harvard states that here is no formula for gaining admission to Harvard. Academic accomplishment in high school is important, but the Admissions Committee also considers many other criteria, such as community involvement, leadership and distinction in extracurricular activities, and work experience.

2.3 Harvard relies on teachers, counselors, headmasters and alumni/ae to share information with them about applicants' strength of character, their ability to overcome adversity and other personal qualities - all of which play a part in the Admissions Committee's decisions.

2.4 Harvard states that each admission case is different. Harvard seeks to enroll well-rounded students as well as a well-rounded first-year class. Thus, some students distinguish themselves for admission due to their unusual academic promise through experience or achievements in study or research. Other students present compelling cases because they are more "well rounded" - they have contributed in many different ways to their schools or communities. Still other successful applicants are "well lopsided," with demonstrated excellence in one particular endeavor - academic, extracurricular or otherwise. Some students bring perspectives formed by unusual personal circumstances or experiences. Like all colleges, Harvard seeks to admit the most interesting, able and diverse class possible.

2.5 Harvard says that it has worked hard for many years to learn about schools around the world. Harvard's careful study of different schools, curricula and educational systems benefits, too, from information Harvard receives directly each year from schools, extensive personal communication with school personnel and the interview reports Harvard receives from its alumni/ae, who meet thousands of applicants to the College each year. Harvard states that it can always learn more, so Harvard welcomes information students think might be helpful to the Admissions Committee in understanding their accomplishments in their school communities.

2.6 Harvard says that it considers non-required test scores and that they value predicted A-level and IB results along with any information that helps form a complete picture of an applicant's academic interests and strengths. HOWEVER, RESULTS FROM THESE EXAMINATIONS CANNOT SUBSTITUTE FOR HARVARD'S REQUIRED ADMISSIONS TESTING. ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE RESULTS OF THE SAT I or ACT AS WELL AS THREE SAT II SUBJECT TESTS.

2.7 Letters of recommendation from teachers who know the applicant well and who have taught him or her in academic subjects (preferably in the final two years of secondary school) most often provide Harvard the most valuable testimony. Teachers should tell Harvard about a candidate's significant non-academic interests and personal qualities, as well as academic potential.

2.8 Harvard says that most applications are read by two or more members of the Admissions Committee, and are considered very carefully in a series of committee meetings where a majority vote is required for admission. The entire process requires several months.


3.0 Harvard says that more than two-thirds of Harvard undergraduates receive some form of financial aid. All Harvard-administered financial aid is said to be given on the basis of need as determined by the Financial Aid Office, using need analysis to determine the expected parent and student contributions. All interested students are encouraged to apply for admission regardless of their family's financial situation. The Financial Aid Office will tell you what aid is available and only then will you really know what it will cost to attend Harvard.

3.1 Proper documentation of a great number of items is necessary when requesting Financial Aid.

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Student Loans and Financial Aid

Is the United States Achievement Academy a scam?

Sorry I don't agree with your answer.

I have researched the internet and find that this "company" does sell your child's information to many other parties.

It also continues to send letters to people who have graduated, who are already in college, who are now teaching and/or who NEVER had a GPA above a C.

I find it interesting that my grandson, along with EVERYONE in his class got a letter with their name addressed in it.

In the second paragraph it states... "Because only a relative handful of students anywhere in the United States qualify for this honor, we at The Academy are pleased to propose your child's inclusion in the prized USSA National Yearbook." The handful seams to be quite BIG!

So it appears that anyone vain enough to want their child's name, address, phone number and email address (and picture for a fee if they don't want the book) , can fill out the form, send in their money and get their child published for anyone to see. AND they get to purchase the year book for just $59.95 if they want to. WHOOEEE! What an honor.

On the student bio form it asks for the estimated GPA, but I'm quite sure that no one verifies it after they get your money... Just as they continue to send out mailings to people who are no longer in school and to unqualified students to begin with!

Just another scam to get peoples hard earned money. You're better off saving it and looking into legitimate grants and scholarships.

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Synonyms and Antonyms

What is the opposite word of modesty?

The opposite of modesty is arrogance or immodesty.

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Oratorical Declamation
Informative Speech

What is an example of a short speech on child labor?

Child Labour (Speech)

Good morning everyone. My objective today is to talk to you about child labour.

Do you know that of every 100 children in the world today, 16 of them are child labourers, 12 of them are in its worst form, and many will never go to school? There are 246 million child labourers in the world today, most are in developing countries. Some of them are as young as 5, 186 million of them are under 15 and 170 million of them are doing hazardous work and operating dangerous tools or machineries. They are working on farms, plantations, mines, or even construction site, breathing in noxious fumes and exposed to harsh chemicals or dangers. Of every 100 children, more than half will never finish school, escape poverty or even have a decent job. Let me begin by clearly explaining the meaning of the term "child labour". Child labour is the employment of children under an age determined by law or custom. This practice is considered exploitative by many countries and international organizations. Child labour was utilized to varying extents through most of history, but entered public dispute with the beginning of universal schooling, with changes in working conditions during industrialization, and with the emergence of the concepts of workers' and children's rights. So, how can we stop child labour? We can solve these problems by improving child labour legislation and laws and also by increasing the quality, relevance and access to education. Many countries have national child labour laws that establish a minimum age for work and regulate working conditions. However legal protection for child labourers is not effective to the kinds of work children are most involved in, such as agriculture and domestic service. In addition, labour laws in many countries do not cover factories employing less than ten people. It is, therefore, important to extend protection so that laws cover the main places where children work. Education is also a key to ending the exploitation of children. If an education system is to attract and retain children, its quality and relevance must be improved as well. Children who attend school are less likely to be involved in hazardous or exploitative work. They are also more likely to break out of cycles of poverty. The main obstacle to achieving universal primary education is only the inability and/or the unwillingness of governments to provide quality educational facilities for poor children in rural areas and in city shantytowns, because evidence from around the world has shown that poor families are willing to make sacrifices to send their children to school when it is economically and physically accessible. In conclusion, child labour should not happen as our greatest "natural resource" is the mind of the children. If child labour continues, the children will not be able to get a good education and our society cannot improve.

So, let's put our hand together to stop child labour.

Thank you.

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Columbia University

What are the admission requirements for Columbia University?

Columbia uses a "a holistic admission process in which every single application is given a thorough review and there is positively no minimum grade point average, class rank or SAT/ACT score one must obtain in order to secure admission at Columbia." Thus, there is no minimum.

However, as listed in Peterson's, last year's stats were:

Admission: 17,151 applied; 1,662 admitted; 1,022 enrolled

Average high school GPA: 3.8

Test Scores:

SAT critical reading scores over 500 100%

SAT math scores over 500 100%

SAT critical reading scores over 600 92%

SAT math scores over 600 94%

SAT critical reading scores over 700 62%

SAT math scores over 700 58%

AnswerWhile most of the Ivies claim that they take a holistic approach to admissions, and there is no reason to completely doubt this, it is also true that a study done by Paul Attewell (The Winner Take All High School) of CUNY and published in 2001 indicates that a student's score on the Ivy Leagues Admissions Index (AI) is closely related to the probability of being offered admission.

The Ivy League's AI is a formula generated by class rank, SAT I scores, and SAT II scores. Attewell demonstrated that class rank plays an out-sized role in Ivy League admissions, with even a drop for #1 in the class to #5 having a very large impact on the probability of admission. So, the real answer to this question may be more like, "GPA is less important than class rank."


It varies. Perfect SAT scores have been rejected from Columbia. Low SATs are here and I know some of them. But GPA are all high. The SATs are not everything anymore. GPA is still a big factor. A 3.6 and lower will not get you in. A 3.8-3.9 is the average. A 4.0 is very common among accepted students. Good Luck

See Sources and Related Links to access Attewell's study.

The perfect SAT scores cannot be rejected like that. For getting into Columbia University you got to submit a "Statement Of Purpose" which decides the final selection or rejection. You have to be clear in your thoughts about the prospective reasons for pursuing a particular course in that university. They actually decide upon your goal and your inclination towards the chosen group of study. I recently happen to see an online tutor named 1to1 tutor which offered a good coverage on SAT applicants. You can get info on that too .

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School Subjects
US Marine Corps History and Traditions

Why you should take part in extra curricular activities?

They look good on a college resume and show you get involved with your school. Some extracurricular activities also show some of your interests.

Perhaps more importantly, they help to broaden your mind and social skills. Education isn't, or shouldn't be, just learning exam material.

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Medical Schools

Can you get into Medical school with an accounting degree?

Yes you can, as long as you fulfill all the prerequisites for any medical programs you are applying for. Most programs require you to complete classes in biology, chemistry, calculus, physics and others, but I am unaware of any programs in the US or Canada which require a hard science degree for admission. For example I had many classmates in medical school who had degrees in various fields such as linguistics, psychology, business administration and communications. The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) website is a good resource to learn about some of these prerequisites (at least for schools in North America) since it is the main tool used to apply for US medical schools, though you should check with individual programs to determine their application criteria requirements.

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Associates Degrees
College Degrees

When is fall spring semester in the United States?

It depends on the specific college or university. Some start in latter August, while others start early September.

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College Degrees
Academic Majors
The Difference Between

What is the difference between a college minor and major?

You can not just enroll in a minor. You must be first enrolled in a major and then you can add on a minor. The minor is usually just extra set of courses you are required to take in that area.

College Major - A major is the main field that you want to specialize in while you are still an undergraduate at a college. ( A lot of units in college will be devoted into your major because that's going to be your career choice in life, that's why you are studying it.)

College Minor - A minor is a secondary field that you want to specialize in while you are working on your major. Generally, your major is what your intended career is, but your minor is something you pursue because of your personal interests.

For example: If I want to major in Education to teach primary schools (Which is elementary schools) then that would be my major for college. But, lets say that I love doing education, but I also love going to church to do ministries to help people out, then I can do ministries by making it a minor. Thus, my major is Education and my minor is Ministries. By doing this, you have more flexibility in what you want to do and it just gives you more options to work with because when you graduate college, it proves to others that you can do education and ministries because you put your time and efforts into it.

There are number of universities in India running number of courses some best universities which are recommended are:

Pune University,

Delhi Universitu

Indraprashta University

Lovely Professional University

Jamia Millia University

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Colleges and Universities

When is post UME for university of Maiduguri?

The University of Maiduguri post UME would take place on the 6th and 7th of August 2010

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Colleges and Universities
Pennsylvania State University

What is the average SAT score of Ivy League students?

It might be more useful to take the schools' reported numbers as reported to both US News and on their own common data sets.

These numbers are interpolated between the 25th and 75th percentile numbers reported. They should be very close to the mean/median numbers. Only the critical reading and math sections of the SAT are used for this combined score.

  • Harvard: 2195
  • Yale: 2195
  • Princeton: 2185
  • Columbia: 2150
  • Penn: 2130
  • Dartmouth: 2140
  • Cornell: 2095
  • Brown: 2130


  • MIT: 2235
  • Stanford: 2145
  • CalTech: 2210
  • Duke: 2140
  • Chicago: 2130
  • Northwestern: 2135
  • Washington University in St. Louis: 2150
  • Johns Hopkins: 2095
  • Rice: 2120
  • Emory: 2085
  • Notre Dame: 2105
  • Vanderbilt: 2090
  • Cal Berkeley: 2045
  • Carnegie Mellon: 2090
  • Georgetown: 2095
  • Virginia: 2010
  • UCLA: 2005
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US Navy

What is the acceptance rate at BU Academy?

BU Academy is currently seeking to fill between 40 and 45 spots in its ninth grade class. On average, the school receives about 200 complete applications for those spots. It is well known, though the school in some people's experience does not invest significant time in educating families, that the school serves a niche market of some exceptionally academically motivated students and some moderately gifted ones as well as some who are above-average academically; though most tend to be intellectually curious to some degree. For that reason, most students who stick through the application process are the BUA "type", with students looking for a more traditional setting withdrawing their application, so a standard acceptance percentage does not accurately portray the situation. For a specific acceptance rate, which does exist, contact the school directly and ask them to provide this specific information. They do have the exact figures.

You can find other helpful information on BUA's website It also has a link to their Strategic Plan, which explains admission goals and plans for growth in the future. Additionally, you can find more answers by talking with parents who are currently enrolled, those who left the school and those who have graduated. Speak to parents in your community who have experience with private schools other than, but including, BUA. A school's web site, discussions with school staff, testimonies from current enrollees, etc. should not be the only source of information one should consider when evaluating this or any independent school.

College Applications and Entrance Requirements

What is the significance of assimilation?

The Borg made everyone do it in Star Trek. Next Generation.

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Colleges and Universities
Rutgers University
Online and Correspondence Schools

What is the national ranking of the University of Phoenix?

In 2009, the University of Phoenix was ranked #28 out of 44 ranked Colleges and Universities that offer online degree programs by OEDb.

Also, the University of Phoenix is ranked #63 in the World ''[*based on popularity of its name in search engines only] ...''surpassing many state universities in the US, Canada, etc.. please be advised that according to this list (2010), Harvard University is ranked # you be the judge on how far this fine and respected university came along since its inception in late 70s....Kudos UoP

[''Note that this website and its rankings only looks at how often a university's name appears through search engine metrics - not at all about its academic qualities]''

FYI, the above poster's link to "rankings" is a site that only ranks ''popularity'' of various universities' names through search engine statistics! The site specifically says:

"The aim of this website is to provide an approximate popularity ranking of world Universities and Colleges based upon the popularity of their websites. ...

We do not claim - by any means - to rank organisations or their programs, by the quality of education or level of services provided."

Basically these rankings mean nothing other than how often searched for them on Google. I've got nothing against Univ. of Phoenix, but just want to make sure no one is misconceived by the above (unclear) post.

Here is an international ranking:

The 2008 top ten online universities in the world according to the '''''BEST & WORST ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS''''' are, in order:

'''1.''' '''University of London'''

'''2.''''''University of Phoenix'''

'''3.''''''University of South Africa'''

'''4.''''''University of Southern Queensland'''

'''5.''''''Golden Gate University'''

'''6.''''''Jones International University'''

'''7.''''''Indiana University'''

'''8.''''''University of South Florida'''

'''9.''''''University of Massachusetts'''

'''10.''' '''Regent University'''

The list is updated annually.
Source: See the Related Link below

And, from 2007:

The top ten online universities in the world according to the '''''BEST & WORST ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS''''' are, in order:

'''(1)''' '''The University of London'''

'''(2)''' '''The University of South Africa''' '''

(3)''' '''The University of Phoenix''' '''

(4)''' '''The University of Texas'''

'''(5)''' '''The University of South Australia''' '''

(6)''' '''The University of Southern Queensland''''''

(7)''' '''The University of Maryland University College''''''

(8)''' '''Golden Gate University''' '''

(9)''' '''Ellis College of NYIT'''

'''(10)''' '''Stanford University'''

College Applications and Entrance Requirements
Educational Methods and Theories

Is a 1260 a bad score for SATs?

That depends on whether you took the writing portion of the SAT. If you only took Math and Verbal, the maximum score you could achieve is 1,600, so 1,260 would be a decent score. If you also took the writing section, the maximum score is 2,400, making 1,260 a significantly worse composite.

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High School

What do you get when you graduate from high school?

You receive your high school diploma which certifies that you completed high school.

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College Degrees
Bachelors Degrees
Grades and Grade Point Averages (GPA)

What grade is a 2.0 GPA grade point equal to in letter grades?

On a 4.0 scale, a 2.0 is a C.






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Bachelors Degrees
Grades and Grade Point Averages (GPA)

What does a 3.625 GPA mean in terms of grades?

it is an A-.

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Atoms and Atomic Structure

Why are electrons negative?

Electrons move in circular orbits around the nucleus, this is because there is an electrical attraction between the negative charge of the electron and the positive charge of the protons in the nucleus. The reason why electrons have a negative charge is because without that charge, the positively charged protons would repel the electrons and one another.

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Associates Degrees
Student Loans and Financial Aid

How much money is spent on college tuition by foreign students?

It depends on what school you want to attend and what country that school is in. Across the US, Canada and the UK tuition rates for international students vary widely. In the US, they can range from $2,000 to attend a community college to $28,000 to attend a smaller, private school that does not receive government funding. Please also keep in mind that no matter where you go, tuition rates do not include the cost of travel, obtaining a visa, textbooks, room, board and food. Please see the related links for more information about international students and tuition in Canada, the UK and the US.

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Cell Biology (cytology)

What cellular part divides during mitosis?


College Applications and Entrance Requirements
Job Training and Career Qualifications

Is it possible to take computer engineering without math?

No! Besides, "taking" and "passing" are two different things...


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