|By Jekyllnhyde10 (Jekyllnhyde10) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 09:12 pm: Edit|
Dear Columbia attendees and prospective students,
I am currently a high school sophomore, sorry if spelled incorrectly, but I was wondering if you could give me advice on admissions into Columbia required stats, and so on and so forth.
Debate Team Fundraiser--- (Hoping to be Pres Sr. Year. Been given clues by teacher. For example could be as good or better than current Pres now attending Harvard and top twenty in Nation)
First Priority leader--Christian group
Worship team--Chrisian rock band that leads worship in church
Church Choir--Five years
Planning to join--Teen Connect
My thirst for knowledge can only be quenched by Columbia. I shared my grandpa's dream to go there. He finished high school in NYC at 34 instead of laboring in the fields in Puerto Rico. Got a full Scholarship to CU but had to voluntarily withdraw to take care of his 8 kids and gave up his dreams of being a doctor for his family. The neoclassical architecture, the students the atmosphere, the core, the city, the culture it's all overwhelming.
Advice would be much appreciated, Thank You
|By Pigeonblood (Pigeonblood) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 09:54 pm: Edit|
Do you plan on applying to CC or SEAS? Looks to me like you're more of a CC person. The requirements are different.
|By Jekyllnhyde10 (Jekyllnhyde10) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 10:00 pm: Edit|
I'm apllying CC. I want to major in Liberal Arts and than get my PHD in Journalism
|By Jekyllnhyde10 (Jekyllnhyde10) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 11:49 pm: Edit|
|By Godis (Godis) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 07:08 am: Edit|
your thirst for knowledge can only be quenched by Columbia? pshhhh. it's great that your grandpa wanted to go, but you should look past that and look at other schools.
basically, to get in, you have to make sure that you're good in all aspects. high sats (1450+ and 750+ on the iis), interesting essay (but chances are YOU'LL think it's interesting without others sharing your opinion--that's what most people think, i'm not singling you out), impressive ecs that show depth, and you shouldn't be a tool.
don't be a tool.
|By Ivyman1 (Ivyman1) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 08:43 am: Edit|
Godis don't be so rude. Don't think that getting in to CU gives you the right to have a superiority complex - you haven't even passed your first semester yet.
That said, his statements are generally on the mark. Your ECs look good, you want to get into leadership positions in as many as you can (but at the same time don't overwhelm yourself), and Get above the 1440 average Columbia SAT score.
And don't think Columbia is the only good school out there, I wanted for the longest time to go to Harvard, the one ivy that rejected me, but Columbia is great and NYC is even better than boston in some respects. There are plenty of good fits out there, take the time to explore them.
|By Jekyllnhyde10 (Jekyllnhyde10) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 08:52 am: Edit|
In reference to what Godis said I, ME myself alone choose to go to Columbia. I found out my GrandPa wanted to get his Doctorate there AFTER I was determined to go to that school. And its the only Ivy with journalism in it.
Keep the advice coming I appreciate the feedback
|By Godis (Godis) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 11:58 am: Edit|
i don't have a superiority complex, and passing my first semester at columbia won't give me one. i meant everything i said, and i said it because this jekyll guy seems to be a decent chap who'll listen.
when i talked to students who go to columbia and other prefrosh, it seemed like they all were practical people who had a good amount of common sense. none of them were dancing around columbia's prestige (aka tools); they seemed like normal, focused people. it's probably like this at the other top schools as well.
also, what i said about what you need to get in was not something to pat myself on the back. it's tough to get in these places, so why leave any stone unturned?
while i maybe a , being a is the only way to get the message across. the odds are against anyone to actually get accepted, so it ain't good to expect it.
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