|By Prima_Donna (Prima_Donna) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 04:33 pm: Edit|
I'm hispanic and was wondering ifit'd help my chances at Columbia. Also, here are my stats, just wondering if you guys think I have any business applying. It seems like everyone going there has a 1500 or above SAT.
SAT: 1420 710 V, 710M
GPA: 4.1 W, 3.8 UW
Class Rank: top 10%
a couple B's in various classes, C's in Physics up until last quarter when I got an A, how much will this affect my chances?
haven't taken any other standardized tests
EC's are my weak point, they're average, only a few that I've done 3 or 4 years. No awards and a couple leadership positions (captain of dance team and secretary of club that I helped found junior year) That's it.
Planed majors: History, music, or theatre
Any one know anything about music program? Not planning to do julliard program. I think music classes are all offered at Barnard, and I think Barnard has a great music program. Also applying to Barnard. Can I take music classes at Barnard if I go to Columbia?
|By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 08:35 pm: Edit|
Being an URM will definitely help; if you really wanna go to Columbia apply ED.
|By Godis (Godis) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 09:40 pm: Edit|
you're definitely competitive.
|By Ivyman1 (Ivyman1) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 11:06 pm: Edit|
Columbia has enthusiastically embraced Affirmative Action, and I think uses it in its best form. It admits URMs but is still relatively strict about it - and can afford to be consdiering its number of applicants - you must still meet their requirements.
In your case you are certainly competetive, as any 1400+ applicant with a high (3.8+) GPA is strongly considered, and your URM status will add another bump up for you. Go for it!
|By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 07:09 pm: Edit|
You look pretty good, overall. C's in your junior year always hurt some, I believe, but it is not a deal-breaker.
|By Inhaven (Inhaven) on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 05:35 pm: Edit|
Your scores are competitive for Columbia and being a URM increases your chances. I don't think the C's will hurt since it is in one subject and you redeemed yourself at the end of the year by getting an A. You are also not majoring in sciences.
You need to take 3 SAT II's for Columbia, of which one must be writing. Sign up for them in October and apply ED if money is not a problem.
|By Invalidusername (Invalidusername) on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 01:26 pm: Edit|
can you be more specific than "Top 10%" ? What's the GPA of your valedictorian
|By Prima_Donna (Prima_Donna) on Saturday, August 21, 2004 - 11:50 am: Edit|
I'm #3 out of 75 I believe, and not sure of who valedictorian is.
|By Invalidusername (Invalidusername) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 10:22 pm: Edit|
Well, then you're in a pretty sweet position. I'd say you're probably in, but with a 6% regular decision acceptance rate, one never knows.
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