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Hi CC community!
I have applied to Columbia ED for class of 2017. Knowing that Columbia's ED admission rate is roughly near 20%, I became curious about the quality of the applicants. Around me, at least in my school, there were often lot of peer students who applied Columbia, Brown, and Dartmouth ED without any generally qualified stats. When I say qualified stats, SAT score higher than 2100 or 2000, impressive or outstanding ECs, 3.8+ GPA and others. I know scores are not everything for Ivy universities admission but without being URM or having very unique ECs or essays, the chance is incredibly slim. For me, though I'm an Asian international student, I think I have a fair (not so high) chance for admission with 2240 SAT, 790/780 SAT2s and some impressive ECs. Does anyone have idea how much of 'unqualified' applicants apply for Columbia? I mean no offense to those who applied Columbia as their dream school without particular stats, but I wanna find out what the admission rate is among well qualified applicants.