I'm the valedictorian of my class and I have a 4.3 GPA and 2400 SAT. He only has a 3.4 GPA and 1810 SAT, but he's black and he worked in a senator's office in our state after sophomore year and did an internship the summer after junior year in the senator's office in D.C. He also worked on a campaign of someone who was running for a state senate office. We both applied to Columbia. He didn't even think he was going to get in (our guidance councilor told him he shouldn't bother to apply because he most likely wasn't going to get in) and I was and still am extremely embarrassed that he got in and I didn't. I didn't get into any Ivy League school and I'm going to public state university that's basically crap compared to Columbia. I feel like this is unfair and that I wasted so much time that I could've spent doing things other than studying. I also feel embarrassed that I just did boilerplate extra curricular things like being the president of clubs. I wasn't even on any sports teams. I'm still completely shocked that he even got in. I feel so depressed and I've been crying about it. I'm so pissed I don't even know what to do.