|By Cutie314 (Cutie314) on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 03:24 pm: Edit|
3 weeks and I'm going crazy especially since I've come to find out that there are actually people in my class talking behind my back and saying things like "I can't beleive she actually applied to columbia." I know they're being immature and it shouldn't bother me but now i'm getting really self-consious (grr)
Anyways...please evalute my chances
I applied ed
SAT I: 730 V, 710 M
SAT II: 740 bio, 720 writing, 720 Math IC, 730 US history, 610 lit (y did I take it?)
AP's: BIO- 5, US History- 5
I'm taking the toughest courseload my school offers and am ranked 5/ approx 250
As for ec's: I've volunteered at both a hospital and at the Y coaching gymnastics for the past 4 years. I've done newspaper all four years and am now the A + E editoru. I did track and cheerleading(varsity) for one year each. I work 40 hours a week over the summer and 10 during the school year. I've been involved in a community serv club all four years and as a senior head the branch that plays wheel chair basketball with wheelchair-bound kids. I'm a first-generation college student and English is my second language (Polish is first) Oh, and I'm a member of the national Honor Society. Finally, as one of the top 2 AP u.s history students, I was chosen to attend presidential classroom senior year.
Awards: -Yale Book Award
-U. Rochester Humanities/ Social Scineces Award ( for top average in social studies through junior year)
- others: Excellence in history (11), Excellence in English (10), Excellence in Civics (10).
Majoring in history
|By Vivian (Vivian) on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 04:31 pm: Edit|
When you say that you're friends are asking themselves why you applied to Columbia, is that because they think you are incapable of getting in, or because they think Columbia is bad school?
That comment was a little confusing, and I'm curious to know what you meant.
|By Elgrecoreborn (Elgrecoreborn) on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 04:35 pm: Edit|
You have an excellent chance of getting in. Sometimes, you just need to ignore the bad things people say. Embrace those who share your vision, and disregard all else.
I hope this helps.
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|By Cutie314 (Cutie314) on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 04:39 pm: Edit|
I think they think I'm completely incapable of getting in. The thing is, though, we're just an average connecticut high school and don't usually send a lot of kids to good schools so i think they might have a point.
Thanx...I needed that!
|By Glamourbaby19 (Glamourbaby19) on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 07:12 pm: Edit|
I feel just like you Cutie. I come from a public high school, which does not send many students AT ALL out of state. Everyone is saying that I shouldn't worry, I'll get into Columbia. These people don't have a clue how hard it is to get in! So now, everyone is expecting me to get in, and what will I say to them if (when) I don't? Oh well, I guess I have five months to think about it...
|By Virgo007 (Virgo007) on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 04:15 pm: Edit|
Cutie- I know exactly how you feel. That's why I've stopped telling people where I'm applying. This only concerns me, and hearing their degrading comments just pisses me off more.
I want to get into Columbia, too! I hope you get in! Maybe we'll see each other if I get accepted...
|By Cutie314 (Cutie314) on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 05:52 pm: Edit|
That's good advice. Good Luck!
|By Virgo007 (Virgo007) on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 02:47 pm: Edit|
Cutie- Aren't you the one who is also interested in the 7-Year Bio-Dental program at UPenn? Did you get any more information on that?
|By Cutie314 (Cutie314) on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 03:07 pm: Edit|
No, sorry, i think u've got me confused with someone else.
|By I3lu (I3lu) on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 12:04 pm: Edit|
Well, on the opposite end of the spectrum, I go to Hunter College High School in NYC. Our senior class is about 180 kids give or take. Last year we had 13 kids go to Harvard alone. There were many that went to each of the other ivies, stanford, MIT, you name it. I'd say over 50% of the kids make it into ivies. People are insanely competitive. I can't count how many 97 and 98 averages there are. 1450 SAT is a redo in my school according to the counselor. And here I am with a 1430 SAT and a 90 average. On the one hand, colleges know that we go to the toughest public school in the nation. On the other hand, no matter what people say, I'd say im in direct competition with my peers for spots. Last year, my friend had a 94 average 1540 SAT good ECs and was a writing genius. He got rejected from all the top schools and even Emory. Luckily he got into NYU Stern.
Needless to say, I am worried that I won't even get into UMich let alone SEAS. I'll prolly end up going to Penn State : (
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