What are my chances @ Columbia or Barnard?





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By Shoshana on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 06:00 pm: Edit

I am a white female from NJ.

1470 SAT's (hoping to improve to 1500 or so, cause I'm a junior).

5 on AP Euro. in 10th grade

3 AP's this year

Probably 4 AP's next year

Straight A's

News & Copy Editor for Newspaper
Writer for Magazine (most likely editor next year)
Yearbook Member

Member of several volunteer organizations including committee chairperson for one

Color Guard Captain/marching band member

Varsity Debator
Student Council Rep.
Academic Decathelon Member

Did not yet take SAT II's

What are my chances of going to Columbia or Barnard? I want to go to Columbia, but would be almost as happy going to Barnard. I am also considering Brown, & would just be happy going to any Ivy-league as well. Also, about what SAT II scores would I need? thank-you

By Shoshana on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 06:02 pm: Edit

Also Gold on the National Latin 2 Award in 9th grade

Who's Who in American HS Students

National Honor Roll

By NOT on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 07:13 pm: Edit

Because you made it into Who's Who in American HS Students, your chances are very good! Keep up the good work! That's a very prestigious award.......

By Burberry (Burberry) on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 07:36 pm: Edit

same with National Honor Roll. omg

By Shoshana on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 08:03 pm: Edit

Anyone have any comments on my test scores, etc.?

By Dadster on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 08:12 pm: Edit

Shoshana, you have a chance at Columbia but a better chance at Barnard. SAT IIs would ideally be in the 700s, although certainly students get admitted without them. The big obstacles for Columbia, I think, are the NJ location (certainly not underrepresented) and the lack of a killer EC.

To get an overall feel for Ivy admissions, check America's Elite Colleges or A is for Admission,. Good luck!

By Shoshana on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 08:26 pm: Edit

Thank-you Dadster.

WHat are some killer EC's? I have some more that I didn't write down. I have been a member of 4-H Therapy Pets since 9th grade. We visit nursing homes with animals to cheer up older people. People said that's very good. I'm also in Tomorrow's Children, visiting sick children @ hospitals.


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