|By Choudhryon (Choudhryon) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 01:40 pm: Edit|
I already posted in Harvard but Columbia would be a better match.
Asian student from NJ
Go to the 3rd or 4th worst high school in the whole state. Here's an idea of how bad it is:
25% of students go onto a 4-year college
5% of students take the SATs
Average SAT Score- 809
SAT- 1380 (660V, 720m), hoping to get 1500+
Sat II- 790 Chem, 800 Math 2C, 720 Writing
APs- Chemistry-5 (only in whole school)
US History-5 (only one in whole school)
ECs- Red Cross- Blood Draw Certification
Science Club President(12), VP (11)
Pre-Med Program- CPR certified, experienced almost every part of the hospital
Key Club- no position, but a dedicated member
Peer Tutoring- around 200 hrs in every subject
Interfaith Discussion- inspired by 9/11, I started these discussions and have held them many times to promote the acceptance of all faiths
Local Newspaper Writer- Started a Science/Tech column
Mosque Volunteer and Teacher- count me as the Youth Director
Science Leaugue- Highest scorer in Chemistry
Math League- President and founder, we participate in competitions and teahc the usefulness of math
Write for an international newspaper
Summer-Mainly teaching and tutoring. Last summer I
went to a third world country and helped build houses, volunteer at a hospital, tutor kids, and write
Model UN Runner Up
Top scorer in Union County Chemistry League (January and February)
Chances at Harvard, Duke, Columbia, Rutgers 7 year med, Northwestern 7 year med
|By Edison427 (Edison427) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 02:44 pm: Edit|
just curious, which school in nj is it?
|By Il2117 (Il2117) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 03:23 pm: Edit|
You have mediocre SAT's. I'd raise them up if I were you.
|By Deerhunter (Deerhunter) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 05:51 pm: Edit|
On a scale of 1-5 (one being the highest), you're an academic three, perhaps a two. Extracurricular-wise, a three. Personality-wise, three (judging from this post, with the essays, maybe a two). That being said, I would say that you have an okay chance at Columbia. I wouldn't be too optimistic about getting in, but you don't have much reason to be too negative either.
|By Number9 (Number9) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 05:58 pm: Edit|
You sure have a lot of to do at your school for it being so poor...Ive found its oft the case the less things are available at poorer schools...
|By Choudhryon (Choudhryon) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 07:44 pm: Edit|
More than half of my EC's are self-initiated, not started by the school. The clubs we do have are in disrepair and falling apart, except for a few. We don't have many opporunities.
|By Glory (Glory) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 01:13 am: Edit|
i think you have a pretty good shot. SATs are a little low, but seeing how u were able to overcome all the barriers imposed by ur school and still managed to achieve so much- I think that's pretty admirable and if you can convey that to Columbia- i think that would definitely boost ur chances.
gluck to you.
|By Choudhryon (Choudhryon) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 11:48 pm: Edit|
|By Cb43087 (Cb43087) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 06:22 pm: Edit|
if u break 1400 on ur SATs I think you will get in to all of those.
|By Choudhryon (Choudhryon) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 11:09 pm: Edit|
Correction- Our school is the worst in our county and maybe the 9-10 worst, city-wise, in our state.
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