#076 - Admission into selective colleges and universities requires more than a stellar academic record.
Most selective schools follow a holistic admissions approach, in which they consider other aspects of their applicants, including character, talent, work history, community service, and other elements to get to know the applicants as individuals.
To them, it is important to know each applicant beyond academics, and to use what they learn about those applicants through their applications to gauge what each of those applicants will potentially add to the college body.
To learn the specifics of how colleges and universities carry out a holistic admissions approach, on this episode, we explore the 13 admission criteria followed by the University of California, Los Angeles. UCLA is the #1 university in the country in the number of applications received each year, surpassing the 108,000 mark.
Out of that number, the university only admits a little more than 14,000 students, and rejects about 94,000 of them.
Jankel and I will go over each element of the admission criteria, and uncover precisely what they want to see in the students who they accept each year.
UCLA is a good example of what most competitive schools look for in applicants. Understanding its admissions criteria will help you understand what the selective schools in your college list will be looking for when they review your admission application.
Links used on this episode:
UCLA Freshman Profile Fall Quarter 2020
UCLA Common Data Set for 2019-2020
Application Review Process for Freshmen
UCLA: The Freshman Application
University of California: Early Outreach Program (EAOP)
UC Application: Personal Insights Questions
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