I got a likely email
My third likely! (Dartmouth, Fordham, now Columbia)
I was starting to feel poopy because I thought my Dartmouth likely was only because I did Bound, but I was actually waitlisted from a CE^2 and still got a likely
SAT I (breakdown): First: 2060 (CR690, M660, W710) Second: 2230 (CR710, M790, W730)
How likely are they to retract, i.e. I don't get in on March 29th? I'm asking because I'm thinking of withdrawing apps from places lower on my list than Columbia (i.e. pretty much all of them). Since I'm in London, and they look at apps regionally here and tons of people are applying from my school, I feel bad about applying for a place I know I will not take.
However, this changes if the LL doesn't really mean an automatic in and they could still reject me on the day.
•SAT I (breakdown): First: CR750, M660, W760 Second: CR800, M680, W800)
•SAT II: 750 Lit, 760 French w/ Listening
•Unweighted GPA: In British system so it's different, but my grades are high
•Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School doesn't rank at all
•Senior Year Course Load: A Levels: French, History, History of Art, English Lit
•Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Fairly good debater nationally; won national media prize for school paper I edited.
The stats are unhelpful because I'm in a totally different school system, but I'm assuming what got me in was my supplement, which was by far my best one.
In all my reading on CC and elsewhere I have yet to hear of a single likely that didn't become official. Not that I've systematically read everything I could, but everyone seems to agree likely = certain. Of course, discovery of plagiarism or something like that would change things, but that would get an official acceptance rescinded also.
SAT I (breakdown): I took it twice, the superscore is 2380 R:800 W:800 M: 780
ACT: Didn't send
SAT II: 800 Math I, 770 Spanish, 760 Lit
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): around 3.8
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): school doesn't rank
AP (place score in parenthesis): seven taken total, five 5s and two 4s
IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc BC, AP Physics B, AP English Lit, AP US Gov, English electives, Debate
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Finalist, lots of debate stuff
As a LL candidate who matriculated into columbia last year, I can safely say that LL is 99.9% acceptance (0.1% reserved for people who fail miserably for their midyear / commit murder/ etc..). I've never seen (or heard) anyone who didn't get accepted after getting a LL email.
I apologize if this was posted earlier in the thread, but does anyone know how many LLs Columbia sends out? I've seen 200-300 estimates for the other Ivies, it just seems oddly disproportionate that so many people received LLs here...