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10 Things Colleges Want From Applicants

11/03/2011 08:33 am ET | Updated Jan 03, 2012

College admissions are essentially mysterious. Of course there are vague ideas about what to do to get into college, but what is really the most important in the process?

The National Association for College Admission Counseling recently conducted a study about what college admissions members consider the most important information about an applicant. It wasn't necessarily what you would think.

Check out our slide show of the 10 things colleges want from applicants by level of importance. Then tell us, what do you think of this list? Weigh in below!

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