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Unformatted text preview: university a look into my life. On top of just scholastic achievement and merit, I knew UMASS was looking for someone with outstanding extra curricular activities, someone who could stand out as an individual in the huge population that goes to this school. I was lucky enough to have an extensive background in community service, helping out with various organizations. I also had a background in a sport in which I had participated in for 10 years, and had also coached for 3. From my personal experience I believe colleges are looking for students that go above and beyond the expectations. They want someone who can stand out in the massive crowd of students, and they want students who show promise and dedication. I believe that they look at academics, just as much as extracurricular activities, and want students who are well-rounded individuals....
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- Fall '09