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While it maybe true that the students getting into Stanford currently may have the numbers you mentioned, that doesn't mean having those scores will make it likely that you get into Stanford. Those average numbers include alumni/big donors, athletes, people who have show excellence in music/arts/writing/acting, entrepreneurs, people from disadvantaged backgrounds(first generation college students, people who speak English as a 2nd language, people who are not well racially represented). It is extremely difficult to get into Stanford, and similar schools, as a "regular kid" even if you have near perfect to perfect test scores and GPA.
You know it's an awesome thread when JYD is calling someone a moron.
Of course he's wrong.
I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war.
Interesting article regarding test scores of football players per school. I know its from 2008 but its not the most current of something of this nature that I know off. It shows that there is little difference between the top schools with regard to ACT scores(which aren't Stanford, NW, and Vanderbilt) and lowest ones. *Disclaimer: I did not link this because UM is so high and MSU so low, in reality the difference between the two is very low and probably fluctuates greatly on a year to year basis.
...and you think I didn't know this...why?
I guess I thought you seemed to focus on the ACT/GPA aspect of their class profile but in retrospect that was a mischaracterization.
It's apparent ya bastards can't read and ready to pounce on someone before your idiotic brains can process what someone is saying. If you bothered to actually READ my entire post, you would see that I said that the 1200 SAT/3.5 GPA was Stanford's requirement when I was in school. Since most of this board knows Im in my 30s and the running joke with my lack of friendship with J-Rich, it dosent....well, I didn't think....it took a genius to figure out what years I was talking about.
12177 Post before moving here. 10/29/11 will live forever in our hearts (plus 50 votes in the last 3 hours)
You were implying that it's not that hard to get into Stanford, and it really, really is. The kids who can't get into Stanford and Cal and UCLA and USC come to SCum, same with schools on the east coast.
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