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    would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to harvard university or do you have to have all that other curricular activies, sporting, academics shit?

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    I've heard you do need co-curricular etc.
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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    ^pretty much.

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    They don't take the VERY best academic students.

    The students who get full marks in their SAT's (US equivalent of HSC), are usually rejected.

    Just be content with Australian universities you child.

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    Go to ANU/UMelb/USyd then apply from there

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    Quote Originally Posted by theloorloor View Post
    would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to harvard university or do you have to have all that other curricular activies, sporting, academics shit?
    If you mean undergrad entry, you would definitely need extra-curricular stuff. Postgrad not so much.

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    Quote Originally Posted by PwarYuex View Post
    Terrible advice. :P
    Depends if OP is delirious about getting 99.95 which he prob is

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    Quote Originally Posted by theloorloor View Post
    would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to harvard university or do you have to have all that other curricular activies, sporting, academics shit?
    I don't think it would guarantee you entry. You need the co-curricular activities probably, and you would have to do the tests- LSATs i think(?). Also- entry isn't everything- you then need to find the money to pay for fees/accomodation...

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    But Harvard is Harvard.

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    Just prove that you're partially aboriginal and you can beat university medalists when applying for transfer

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    Just prove that you're partially aboriginal and you can beat university medalists when applying for transfer

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    Quote Originally Posted by lolsmith View Post
    just prove that you're partially aboriginal and you can beat university medalists when applying for transfer
    lol!!!!

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    Quote Originally Posted by PwarYuex View Post

    Terrible advice. :P
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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    so u think ur too good for australian universities eh? u think ur better than all the professors in aus combined jus coz u go ur little 99 atar eh? learn to realise the futility of atar in employers eyes..
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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    wont gurantee you

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    In short, no. Absolutely no way.

    I did get 99.95, and I did get into Harvard, but by no means was my ATAR the defining part of my application. Keep in mind that few Americans even know what an ATAR is. To get into somewhere like Harvard, you have to demonstrate your personality on an application, and you need to somehow stand out (often in a national sense). I know of plenty of 99.95s who were rejected from Harvard (and many other Ivy Leagues) with international competitions and major extra curricular positions up their sleeves. The application to Harvard is farrrr more than just grades and run of the mill activities. I think one of the most important parts is the essay, where you show your voice, but others would beg to differ.

    Also, why Harvard? You do realise that there's more to a university than its name, right?
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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    in after harvard student

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    Quote Originally Posted by theloorloor View Post
    would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to harvard university or do you have to have all that other curricular activies, sporting, academics shit?
    No.

    Harvard's a great uni but in my opinion its not worth it if you are eligible for study help and HECS in Australia. You're paying 50k+ a year to attend Harvard (fees, textbooks, cheap accommodation etc) whilst you pay like $4k to attend uni in Australia? You don't even have to pay the $4k till you finish your degree either... Unless you plan to work in the US, it's just not worth it.

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    Quote Originally Posted by Deathless View Post
    No.

    Harvard's a great uni but in my opinion its not worth it if you are eligible for study help and HECS in Australia. You're paying 50k+ a year to attend Harvard (fees, textbooks, cheap accommodation etc) whilst you pay like $4k to attend uni in Australia? You don't even have to pay the $4k till you finish your degree either... Unless you plan to work in the US, it's just not worth it.
    pretty sure thats way off man lol. I don't know how much it is, but its in the 10s of thousands surely

    but yes, financially for uni i think its better off here
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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    Quote Originally Posted by b00m View Post
    pretty sure thats way off man lol. I don't know how much it is, but its in the 10s of thousands surely

    but yes, financially for uni i think its better off here
    Oh yeah I made a mistake sorry. I meant ~$4k per semester, $8-10k per year.

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    Quote Originally Posted by furansugo View Post
    In short, no. Absolutely no way.

    I did get 99.95, and I did get into Harvard, but by no means was my ATAR the defining part of my application. Keep in mind that few Americans even know what an ATAR is. To get into somewhere like Harvard, you have to demonstrate your personality on an application, and you need to somehow stand out (often in a national sense). I know of plenty of 99.95s who were rejected from Harvard (and many other Ivy Leagues) with international competitions and major extra curricular positions up their sleeves. The application to Harvard is farrrr more than just grades and run of the mill activities. I think one of the most important parts is the essay, where you show your voice, but others would beg to differ.

    Also, why Harvard? You do realise that there's more to a university than its name, right?
    Out of curiosity, why did you apply to Harvard for undergrad and not wait for postgrad? Ie, are you wealthy, did you get a scholarship or loan, and why do you think it's worth it for undergrad?

    That is to say, in my experience American universities really only produce superior students at postgrad level.

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    PwarYuex were you university medalist?

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    99.95 wont even guarantee you med here (other than usyd, but that doesn't count since you still need the interview), and srsly, Harvard is a long way away. Also better do it post grad, save some $$

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    Re: would 99.95 atar guarantee an entry to HARVARD university???

    Quote Originally Posted by PwarYuex View Post
    Out of curiosity, why did you apply to Harvard for undergrad and not wait for postgrad? Ie, are you wealthy, did you get a scholarship or loan, and why do you think it's worth it for undergrad?

    That is to say, in my experience American universities really only produce superior students at postgrad level.
    I applied to three American colleges, and I turned down Harvard for one of the others. American colleges have something called financial aid, which often makes studying there cheaper than studying at private schools in Australia (I went to a state school)... in any case, I'm not paying full fee. For a lot of students, going to HYP would be free. I applied because (with no offence intended) there are so many more opportunities to thrive at places like Harvard, MIT, Yale, Stanford and Princeton - you're in this hotspot of intellectuals who all live together - and I desperately wanted a challenge. As for the opportunities... well, there are so many opportunities to research, to get involved in politics, to go to international conferences, to do amazing internships... I'm not even going to get started. In short, I applied for the US because I thought that I could grow much more there than here.

    The whole liberal arts program was a huge plus for me as well. I've already done the first semester of a degree here, and I don't really like how specific it is - I barely do any writing, despite the fact that I loved the humanities in high school - and my skills in French have disappeared. I'm not saying that you can't maintain both sciences and humanities in Australia, but it's much easier in the US because you have to - I know that Yale throws money at students to study overseas to improve their languages...

    I know that going to the US isn't for everyone, but for perspective, about half of Australia's maths and physics team members from 2010 are heading to either the UK or the USA.

    Edit: Thought I should add that there are definitely opportunities in Australia... but if you're going to a university which is over 300 years old and has an endowment of 18+ billion, there's not much of a comparison.
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    If you are looking for Law at Harvard forget about it haha. It is only offered as a post-grad course there. I have no idea how Elle Woods got in...
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