SAT I (breakdown): 800 M, 800 W, 710 Cr - two sittings
SAT II: 800 Math II, 800 Chem
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 94.1 average (no GPA here)
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School doesn't rank, but estimating top 15%
AP (place score in parenthesis): BC calc 5, Chem 5 (school offers only 3 AP courses)
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Senior Year Course Load: Heavy, no arts, two APs
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None. Does ICDC count?
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
Badminton Team Captain, School club executive, extra-school club assistant coach, team MVP and spirit award, regional 1st place team, 5th individual, provincial high-performance circuit semi-finalist and quarter-finalist
Debating Society President, Public speaking team coach, tournament coordinator, City public speaking 1st, 1st, 3rd, School public speaking 1st, School debating 1st place team
Co-founder of an online networking business, aiming to officially launch in the next month
FLO (financial literacy intiative for Ontario) student-run business networking organization: Provincial strategist
DECA ICDC 4th place
Math Club president, couple of gold standards, bronze medals, top 25%s, distinctions, etc.
Job/Work Experience: None
Volunteer/Community service: 275 hours: Administrative office volunteer at the Heart and Stroke foundation (~200 hours), school ambassador for the heart and stroke, raised ~$1000 through student-organized fundraisers
Summer Activities: Shad Valley program: science, math, and entrepeneurship
Essays: Working hard on them: how superheroes have affected my outlook/how the jabbawockeez have influenced me, choosing between the two. I expect them to be amazing
Teacher Recommendation: Hopefully phenomenal
Counselor Rec: Hopefully phenomenal
Interview: Hopefully phenomenal
Other[list][*] State (if domestic applicant): [*] Country (if international applicant): Canada[*] School Type: Private[*] Ethnicity: Asian[*] Gender: Male[*] Income Bracket:Not requesting financial aid[*] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
How competitive is your school? i.e do you have naviance and can see if students with your rank or GPA have been accepted to schools like columbia in the past?
SAT is excellent but your class rank. Accepted students (unhooked) are typically in the top ~3% of the class and the international pool is even more competitive (although it helps you're not applying for financial aid) so your chances at columbia look extremely slim.
wait is rank that important? What if the school doesn't rank? Our school is competitive, but we usually get quite a bit of ivys every year. Last year we had around 15 applying to columbia and 2 made it. We get ~15 american unis every year.
Location: Dubai, UAE, but originally from New Delhi, India.
Hey I think you've got a great chance! I'm applying as an international student this year too and I can understand your state! Don't worry yours scores stack up quite well and your ECs are quite sufficient too!