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Do I really have a 75% chance to get into Columbia?

hgual88hgual88 Posts: 46Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in Columbia University
My guidance counselor thinks that I have a 75% chance of getting in, but I don't feel nearly as confident. I was curious to see how my application looks through the eyes of college-confidentialers :)

SAT: 2360 (800 M, 760 CR, 800 W)
ACT: 35
SAT II: US History (800), Chemistry (800), Bio M (800)
GPA: 98.24 average (unweighted)
Rank: 1/250ish (Top 100 public school)

APs junior year: 5s on bio, chem, us, lit, and psych

Senior Year Course Load: AP Lang, AP Studio art, AP Gov (us and comparative), AP Econ (macro and micro), physics honors, AP Calc AB, AP Spanish

Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): USABO Semifinalist, Scholastic Art and Writing Award Gold Key, Congressional Art Award, Georgetown Junior of the Year Award, UPenn Book Award, local school awards in art, English, science

Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Varsity Tennis (2 year Captain), Green Team (2 year President, started recycling program at school), French Club (2 year co-President), Art Club (2 year President), Ambulance Explorers Club (co-President), Link Crew, Varsity track (8th grade-10th grade), 8 years of acoustic guitar, portfolio art classes (I will be sending a portfolio with my app), National Honor Society

Job/Work Experience: Tutoring (middle school math)
Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer at childrens' art classes (2 summers), volunteer at animal shelter (9th and 10th grade) [total of 250 hours]
Summer Activities: Internship in public health (summer before junior year) and Alzheimer's research (this summer)
Essays: good
Teacher Recommendation: I haven't seen them, but one should be great, the other one probably is pretty good
Counselor Rec: should be fantastic

I'm a white male, with no hooks. Let me know what you think!
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Replies to: Do I really have a 75% chance to get into Columbia?

  • lilmelonredlilmelonred Posts: 2,039Registered User Senior Member
    I say you have a decent chance of getting in. Goodluck! (:
  • feedback411feedback411 Posts: 308Registered User Junior Member
    You have some amazing stats, EC's, major awards, etc. I think you have more than just a 75% of getting in, stats-wise.

    Did you apply early?
  • hgual88hgual88 Posts: 46Registered User New Member
    Wow, thank you! I definitely don't feel like the chances are that high, but hopefully I get lucky :) I actually applied to Harvard early but I sent out applications to lots of other schools for regular decision, including Columbia
  • cortana431cortana431 Posts: 5,015- Senior Member
    You're counselor seems to be right on the money :) Great application! .
  • hgual88hgual88 Posts: 46Registered User New Member
    Thank you, you're all really supportive!
  • Pitt13Pitt13 Posts: 110Registered User Junior Member
    All I can say is: thank God you're not applying ED :P
    But yeah, as the others said... you have a superb shot at getting in, as with all the other top schools. Just my .02 :)
  • hpyscmhpyscm Posts: 900Registered User Member
    I would say ~50%. Have you been recognized for your research in some way? Awards, competitions, etc. or are you sending in a research supplement?
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