What are some of the top undergraduate schools looking for in admissions? Our daughter has her eye on a few specific schools (MIT, John Hopkins, Stanford) with expectations for graduate school but we genuinely don't know what they are looking for. She has an excellent GPA, her ACT is excellent, and her last 9 SAT practice exams have been outstanding -- but everyone's score competing for those schools are excellent. I suspect they aren't looking at merely grades. Are they looking for a solid resume that includes community service and leadership? Anyone willing to share any experience or thoughts I'd be most appreciative.