COLUMBIA; can i get in????





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By Ace707 (Ace707) on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 02:56 pm: Edit

Heres my stats
-white male
-1400 SATI 700v 700m
-SAT 2 Writing=750 U.S History= 790 BIology 700
-my school dosent use GPA
freshmen- 96%
sophmore=96%
Junior= 95%
Senior=97%

-ranked 20 out of 500- top 4 %

EXTRA CIRRICULAR
-tutoring 9,10,11,12
-soccer 9,10,11,12
-hospital volunteer- over 100 hours
-summer job at childrens camp 9,10,11,12
(first year volunteer C.I.T.)
-Lacrosse- 10,11
-I play piano, private lessons
-newspaper 10-12
-yearbook 10-12

Well guys i want to apply to Cornell, Columbia, NYU, albany state, and Boston University. What do you think?

By Mochika88 (Mochika88) on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 06:09 pm: Edit

NYU and BU you are definately in, along with albany stae. Cornell and even more, Columbia are toss-ups

By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 09:42 am: Edit

Try to get your SAT above 1500 for Columbia, and if you really want to go there, make sure you apply ED. I'm pretty sure that was what got me in.

By Ace707 (Ace707) on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 02:11 pm: Edit

Mochika, you really think i'll be in at NYU
i forgot to say i am also applying to stnaford

By Velvetoneo (Velvetoneo) on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 02:15 pm: Edit

You're in at Cornell, Albany State, NYU, and BU. Stanford is unlikely and Columbia is a 50%/50% toss-up.

By Nicksummers (Nicksummers) on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 02:17 pm: Edit

Cornell, Columbia, and Stanford are definite reachers (with Cornell being the most realistic). NYU seems like a good match for you. None of those schools are 'out of your league'. good luck!

By Cnquerern (Cnquerern) on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 04:36 pm: Edit

For Columbia, Cornell:
Do you have anything that demonstrates an intellectual curiosity . . . summer college classes, a really tough schedule, an independent research project?

Those types of things will be really critical . . . remember, the Ivies get lots of kids who do well in their grades and ECs; they want "intellectual standouts"
also, try and push up your SAT II scores (you should have 3 in mid to high 700's) and your regular SAT I score . . . don't forget to list any Advanced Placement scores . . .

Good Luck

By Dogs (Dogs) on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 07:35 pm: Edit

Good chance at all the schools except a little bit of a challnege for Cornell and a major challenge for Columbia. So what. You don't want to be in a school thats too much of a stretch anyway since you'll have to study forever and college should also be fun! All of these schools are excellent.

By Nyc292 (Nyc292) on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 07:43 pm: Edit

over 1500 SATs for Columbia?

I know someone who's going there next year with only a 1320. He took honors classes and APs, but he only took one AP Science (bio). He's also a pretty good soccer player and has good ECs.

By Riesenmy (Riesenmy) on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 10:58 pm: Edit

one of columbia's biggest factors is the "passion" factor. if you want to get in there badly, find something that you're greatly interested in it and make sure it comes across clearly in your application.

By Taching2006 (Taching2006) on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 01:05 am: Edit

If you get your SAT over 1500, I think you are in at Columbia.

By Taching2006 (Taching2006) on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 01:05 am: Edit

If you get your SAT over 1500, I think you are in at Columbia.

By Ace707 (Ace707) on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 02:55 pm: Edit

hey guys thanks for the response, here was my schedule in....
9th
Honors Biology
Honors Math
Honors English
Honors World History
Spanish 2

10th
Ap Bio=5
Honors Chemistry
Honors English
Honors math
honors World History II
Spanish 3

11th
Ap spanish- Ap exam= 5
Ap American History= 5
Ap literature=4
Honors Physics
Photomedia
Civil War/Health
Math honors

12
Ap European History
Ap english
Ap Calc
Ap chemistry
Ap economics/Ap PIG
Ap writing
Ap Spanish
So.. 11 AP's all 4's and 5's projected...alot of you have said showing passion toward a subject highly helps. Well i love S.S., but are they impressed by this subject. Also what are some EC i could do to boost my passion for this subject.

By Ace707 (Ace707) on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 02:55 pm: Edit

also i want to bring SAT I up to 1500

By Plopfkop (Plopfkop) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 03:49 pm: Edit

I know very qualified people who got rejected by Columbia. They were 1st and 2nd in the class. You're 20th and don't have amazing ECs or SATs? I don't think it'll happen.


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