|By Thegumby (Thegumby) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 12:40 am: Edit|
Here are my stats:
GPA: Around 4.0/.1 weighted (but it will go up this upcoming year)... My weighted GPA for the past two years have been more around 4.2, though. I've gotten straight A's every single quarter.
PSAT: Not sure if it's worth mentioning, but I got whatever was equivalent to like a 1420 or something... I got a letter about being a National Merit contender.
I am in the top 10% of the class (cum laude).
The classes I took as a Junior were:
AP US History
AP English III
and AP Spanish Language (For AP Spanish Language I guess it is valuable to note that I took Spanish I in 8th grade and after sophomore year I SKIPPED Spanish 4 and went straight to AP Spanish Language... would this appeal to colleges?)
Senior year I will be taking:
AP Environmental Science
AP Calculus AB
AP English IV
AP Spanish Literature
Clubs/Sports: Been in Literary Magazine every year of highschool. Was in Financial Analysis Club. I was in Boule club. I played tennis for 2 years and golf for one.
Special: I am going to the Governors school for Spanish this summer. I've placed highly on the National Spanish Exam. I won a prestigious Expository Writing Prize at my school and have been published in its literary magazine. I actively participate for a lost dog rescue foundation, helping with website maintenance, the fostering of dogs, and volunteering at adoptions.
What are my chances at Columbia? Like in terms of percentages what would be my chances if I applied w/o ED/EA and if I applied with ED/EA
|By Ivyboy05 (Ivyboy05) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 01:21 am: Edit|
ED acceptance rate is around 32% I believe, and regular acceptance rate is around 11%.
And no, no miracle nessesary. Just a fairy godmother ;) Mine said she'd help me out! :-D
|By Thegumby (Thegumby) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 01:38 am: Edit|
Well, based on my "stats" what would be my chances? Better than the 11/32%?
|By Madelinemay11 (Madelinemay11) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 04:55 am: Edit|
You have a pretty good shot...I'd say about 50%, since the applicant pool for Columbia has a wide range...there are lots of students, but not many have your kinda stats neccessarily.
Also, it's much easier to get accepted into SEAS than it is to College, if you want to go that route. If you feel like taking a year off, you can apply to Columbia GS, and you'll definitley get into almost any undergrad program.
It just depends which route you want to take
|By Dsh (Dsh) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 08:23 am: Edit|
Thegumby, you sound like a very good candidate--but so will almost everyone else applying. Go for it, but be aware that schools like Columbia have far many more qualified candidates than they can accept. You may get in, or you may not, just because of the numbers involved. I don't think your chances are any better than the rest of the percentages for the whole pool, unless you have some kind of outstanding hook.
|By Darkworld (Darkworld) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 10:00 am: Edit|
If you are asian and boy, your chance in college is 0%.
I had 1580 SAT1, 1.5% in class, PSAT 226, and three presidents.
I got college waitlist and rejected last week.
You better try SEAS and ED without financial aid.
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