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**Official Columbia University Class of 2017 RD Results Thread**

rishav17rishav17 Posts: 1,237Registered User Senior Member
edited August 2013 in Columbia University
8 hours to go guys!! Good luck to you all and do post your decisions!!
Copy, Paste the formatting. REMEMBER TO REMOVE THE SPACES.
*Stats only. Keep the discussion to the other thread*

[ size=+2][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted - CC[/b][/color][/size]
[ size=+2][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted - SEAS[/b][/color][/size]
[ size=+2][ color=orange][ b]Decision: Waitlisted - CC[/b][/color][/size]
[ size=+2][ color=orange][ b]Decision: Waitlisted - SEAS[/b][/color][/size]
[ size=+2][ color=red][ b]Decision: Rejected - CC[/b][/color][/size]
[ size=+2][ color=red][ b]Decision: Rejected - SEAS[/b][/color][/size]

[ b]Objective:[/b]
    [ *] SAT I (breakdown):
    [ *] ACT:
    [ *] SAT II:
    [ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
    [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
    [ *] AP (place score in parenthesis):
    [ *] IB (place score in parenthesis):
    [ *] Senior Year Course Load:
    [ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    [ /list][ b]Subjective:[/b]
    [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    [ *] Job/Work Experience:
    [ *] Volunteer/Community service:
    [ *] Summer Activities:
    [ *] Essays:
    [ *] Teacher Recommendation:
    [ *] Counselor Rec:
    [ *] Additional Rec:
    [ *] Interview:
    [ *] Supplementary Material:

    [ /list][ b]Other[/b]
    [ *] State (if domestic applicant):
  • Country (if international applicant):
    [ *] School Type:
    [ *] Ethnicity:
    [ *] Gender:
    [ *] Income Bracket(mention if FA candidate):
    [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    [ /list][ b]Reflection[/b]
      [ *] Strengths:
      [ *] Weaknesses:
      [ *] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      [ *] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

      [ /list][ b]General Comments: [/b]
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Replies to: **Official Columbia University Class of 2017 RD Results Thread**

  • artobsessedartobsessed Posts: 128Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected - SEAS[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I: 2170 SS (R 720, M 650, W 800)
    • SAT II: embarassing
    • GPA: 3.5 at time of submission, now 3.6
    • Rank: N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc AB, AP Spanish V, AP English Lit, AP Gov, AP Macro, AP Bio, AP Studio Art
    • Major Awards: only awards for my art, National Spanish Exam, local awards
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars: (President) National Art Honors Society, Senior Class Secretary, (President) Student Ambassadors, Poetry Club, Spanish Honors Society, JV Tennis, Students Against Destructive Decisions, etc.
    • Work Experience: steady job past 2 years with 15 hours a week
    • Community service: over 200 hours
    • Essays: very good, about struggling with cystic fibrosis and how that interested me in biomedical engineering
    • Teacher Recommendation: AP English and Physics teachers, both very good
    • Interview: VERY GOOD. he said i was his favorite out of 15 and called and advocated for me a lot?
    • Supplementary Material: scientific abstract, art portfolio
    Other
    • State: texas
    • School Type: private catholic
    • Ethnicity: white
    • Gender: female
    • Income Bracket: less than 60K
    • Hooks: my essay perhaps, bilingual and learning a third, engineering major with talent in art?
    i know i would have been a great fit for the intellectual community at Columbia despite the scarring junior high left on my record. it was expected. i got nice scholarship to the Univ. of Miami for biomedical engineering, and also to Fordham, so no worries.
  • samsam01samsam01 Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    where do we check our decision?
  • kaydsosakaydsosa Posts: 24Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected - CC[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 1900 combined
    • ACT: 31
    • SAT II: N/A
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.5
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 54/720
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): AP English Language and Composition (5), AP Psychology (5), AP US History (4)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP English Lit/Comp, AP Spanish, Honors Creative Writing, Honors Economics, Honors Journalism Seminar, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar, National Achievement Finalist
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Newspaper (Editor-in-chief), Girl Scout (treasurer)
    • Job/Work Experience: Teen publication of the Chicago Tribune
    • Volunteer/Community service: Work for the Girl Scouts of America, long-time volunteer at the Humane Society
    • Summer Activities: N/A
    • Essays: Common app was best, supplement could have been better. Didn't think I stood a chance, so I just YOLO'd it.
    • Teacher Recommendation: Great, written by high school journalism adviser, high school principal
    • Counselor Rec: Great, she loves me.
    • Additional Rec: N/A
    • Interview: N/A
    • Supplementary Material: N/A
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): IL
    • School Type: Large public
    • Ethnicity: Black/Mexican
    • Gender: F
    • Income Bracket(mention if FA candidate): 150K
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM, strong journalism background
    Reflection
    • Strengths: My journalism background is incredibly strong, but that doesn't really matter when the school you're applying to doesn't offer journalism at the undergraduate level.
    • Weaknesses: My scores, my general lack of gusto in the supplemental essays.
    • Why you think you were rejected: Low scores for Columbia, lack of enthusiasm/confidence.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at Northwestern (Medill School of Journalism), University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Loyola University Chicago, University of Missouri Columbia. Waitlisted at Barnard. Still waiting on USC and NYU.
    General Comments: No hard feelings. It's looking like Northwestern is it for me! Thrilled to have gotten in there, and I wish everyone who was accepted/rejected/waitlisted the best.
  • flower161flower161 Posts: 532Registered User Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected - CC[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown):2070 superscore (680-M, 720-R, 670-W) (did submit)
    • ACT:29 (didnt submit)
    • SAT II: U.S. History 670, Bio E 680 (did submit)
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):3.2 UW, 3.5 W
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):N/A School doesnt rank
    • AP (place score in parenthesis):AP Biology (3), AP Statistics (3), AP Art History (2 but didnt submit)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics B, AP Psychology, AP French Language, Honors English, Honors French, Honors Calculus, Honors Economics, Honors Government, Gym
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):none
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):African American Student Organization (9-12 but officer 10-12), Academic Team (9-12 but officer 10-11), Model UN (10-11), Science Explorers (9-10), NHS, Nutrition Committee
    • Job/Work Experience:none
    • Volunteer/Community service: Hospital Volunteer since 10th grade, Volunteer at organization for debt counseling during 10th grade, Library volunteer during 9th grade
    • Summer Activities:not much just volunteered and hanged out with friends and family
    • Essays:Common App Essay was about my rekindled love for reading which was pretty interesting imo as well as from others who read my essay too; Supplement short answers i stated that the Bible had a strong influence on me as well as my father who inspired me to pursue science and how Columbia was perfect for me.
    • Teacher Recommendation: Excellent
    • Counselor Rec:Amazing
    • Additional Rec:none
    • Interview: didnt get one
    • Supplementary Material: none
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant):NY
    • School Type:Public
    • Ethnicity:African-American
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket(mention if FA candidate):over 200k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):URM
    Reflection
    • Strengths:Common App Essay, Recs, EC's
    • Weaknesses:GPA and lack of summer activities and supplement responses were kinda generic
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Grades weren't good enough and didnt really have that "it" factor
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      Accepted: UMBC, BU, SUNY Albany, Usciences in Philadephia
      Rejected: Uchicago, Emory, WashU, Northwestern, Ivies
      Still waiting on NYU and John Hopkins
    General Comments:
    Not gonna lie Im disappointed and a bit hurt but I gave me a realization about myself as well so now I can focus on the schools I got into and move from there. But congrats to all that got in though you smartypants!! :D
  • fernypoofernypoo Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted - SEAS (Deferred first)[/size]


    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 700W/710CR/800M (2210, single sitting)
    • ACT: N/A
    • SAT II: 800 Chem, 770 US History, 800 Math 2
    • GPA (out of 4.0): 4.133/ 4.5
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 15%
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): US History (5), French (4), Chem (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics B, AP Economics, AP Statistics, AP Calc BC, AP Science Research (elective), AP Language and Composition
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Intel semifinalist, Bill of Rights "Being An American" Essay Contest Honorable Mention, Regional Math League 2nd place, regional science fair awards, some school awards
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): I did a lot of science research over the past three summers and throughout the school years since 10th grade. I worked in the lab over the weekends and during vacations. Was also a member of Key Club International for three years, but no leadership positions. Ran JV Cross country for a season. Played as a first violin in the school orchestra from 2nd grade through junior year. Basically quit everything (except research) senior year lol.
    • Job/Work Experience: Research at a university lab for two years
    • Volunteer/Community service: Key Club member
    • Summer Activities: Research!
    • Essays: Complete s***. Banged them out two days before the deadline (got side tracked by Sandy)
    • Teacher Recommendation: Asked my Honors level english teacher who I had last year for one semester. She doesn't know me at all, so she probably wrote a generic rec
    • Counselor Rec: Probably decent. She knows me well enough, but I don't think she particularly liked me
    • Additional Rec: Asked my research mentor, who works at Princeton. He loved me when I asked him to write a rec, even saying that he wrote a "glowing recommendation." According to him, I was the first high school student who worked in his lab to the extent that I did. Apparently I somehow stood out from his other interns. It also helped that he's a big shot at Princeton.
    • Interview: None!
    • Supplementary Material: After I got deferred, I sent them my 20-page intel paper as well as details regarding my Intel result...
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): east coast
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: F
    • Income Bracket(mention if FA candidate): 100k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Female engineer?
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Intel placement, mentor rec, continued interest
    • Weaknesses: average grades, lack of extracurriculars, sh**ty essays
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I continued to show interest in the school after I got deferred! I was shocked that I got in.. my essays were absolutely crap. And my grades are about par at best. Still shocked.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Carnegie Mellon (accepted), Cornell (got a likely letter and was accepted), UMichigan (accepted), Penn State (accepted), Dartmouth (rej), Princeton (rej), UPenn (rej)
    General Comments: COLUMBIAAAA!!! WOOHOOO!! **** YEAH! Guys, anything is possible!
  • stupiddorkyidiotstupiddorkyidiot Posts: 603Registered User Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Waitlisted - CC[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2350 (800CR, 760M, 790W; took it once)
    • ACT: didn't take
    • SAT II: 800 Math II, 770 USH, 760 Chem
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0 (4.24W)
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): ~10/300
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Calc AB (5), English Lang (5), USH (5)
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Bio, AP Physics, English, American Gov/Econ, two choir classes
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NMF
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): choir (section leader, council treasurer), photography (sell stock photos online), dance, lifting
    • Job/Work Experience: some math tutoring, farmer's market
    • Volunteer/Community service: ER volunteer
    • Summer Activities: not much
    • Essays: loved my common app essay; not so sure about the Columbia supp
    • Teacher Recommendation: excellent
    • Counselor Rec: he's new, so probably generic, but positive
    • Interview: never got one
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • School Type: medium and mediocre public
    • Ethnicity: white
    • Gender: F
    • Income Bracket: 100k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): N/A
    Reflection
    • Strengths: test scores, GPA, I'm awesome, etc.
    • Weaknesses: ECs
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: this is a really impossible question
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      Accepted - UCLA, URochester, Boston College, Dartmouth
      WL - Harvard, Brown, UChicago, Northwestern, Barnard
      Rejected - BU, Yale, Princeton, Penn
    General Comments:
    Congrats to all those who were accepted! Columbia was my very first dream school; I'm not at all attached to it anymore, but I'm pleased to have gotten at least a tip of the hat. I'm not sure if I'll stay on the WL or not - I'm probably going to Dartmouth.
  • scienceman1scienceman1 Posts: 59Registered User Junior Member
    Decision: Rejected - CC

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown):2200 single sitting/superscore (740-M, 670-R, 790-W)
    ACT:33 (Superscore)
    SAT II: US History and Math both over 700
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):3.97 UW, 4.57 W
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Ranked 1 of 806
    AP (place score in parenthesis): US History, Statistics, Computer Science
    IB (place score in parenthesis):N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Psychology, AP Literature, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors English III
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Intel STS Semifinalist, JSHS Qualifier (Twice, Presented Once at JSHS)
    Subjective: AIME Qualifier, State Speech and Debate, State Science Fair, STEM Scholar for State
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Research Associate / Project Leader at Leading University (9-12), Event Leader and State Qualifier for Speech and Debate (9-12), Science Fair (9-12), Math Team (10-12)
    Job/Work Experience: Research Associate / Project Leader
    Volunteer/Community service: Hindu Temple Camp Counselor (Over 100 hours), Library Help, Kumon Tutor for Mathematics, Spanish National Honor Society Tutoring
    Summer Activities: Research-based work
    Essays: Almost completely science, and how I plan on extending my passion within the nurturing environment at Columbia
    Teacher Recommendation: Great
    Counselor Rec: Amazing
    Additional Rec:none
    Interview: didnt get one
    Supplementary Material: none
    Other
    State (if domestic applicant): OH
    School Type:Public
    Ethnicity: Asian - Indian (My Downfall)
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket(mention if FA candidate): Around 100K
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Research?
    Reflection
    Strengths: Research Experience, Intel STS, Extracurriculars, GPA/Rank
    Weaknesses: Standardized Testing, Maybe essays weren't unique enough, EARLY GRADUATION
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Early graduation seems to be the problem
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: The Ohio State University
    Rejected: UChicago, Harvard, Penn, Stanford, JHU
    Waitlisted: WashU
    General Comments:
    I am devastated. School after school, I kept hoping for a silver lining, but it never came. My research is approaching the international level, yet I am unable to express my love for it.
  • TadaoAndoTadaoAndo Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted - CC[/size]


    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2320 - CR 800 M 720 W 800 ; 2380 - CR 800 M 780 W800
    • ACT: N/A
    • SAT II: 800 Physics, 800 World History, 800 U.S. History, 800 Math II
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 - World History, Computer Science, U.S. History, Biology, Physics B, English Language, Calculus AB
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Studio Art, AP Physics C, AP Gov, AP Macro, AP Psychology, AP Calculus BC, AP Art History, AP English Literature, AP European History
    • College: Associate Degree in Art (Studio) 62 Credits (14 classes (3 credits each) + AP credit for Gen Ed)
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): 4 - Presidential Service Award Gold, 6 - Scholastic Gold Keys, 3 - Silver Keys, Habitat for Humanity Community Builder Award, National AP Scholar, 3 - County Fair Fine Art Competition First Place, etc.
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Soccer (Captain), Saxophone (First chair, woodwind leader), Art, Habitat for Humanity Club (President, founder), ACE Mentor (Architecture leader), Amnesty International Club, etc.
    • Job/Work Experience: Intern with very famous architect, two local architecture internships.
    • Volunteer/Community service: Habitat for Humanity ~ 600 hours
    • Summer Activities: Discover Architecture, Cal Poly Summer Architecture Career Workshop, college classes, internships, art
    • Essays: Pretty good
    • Teacher Recommendation: Alright
    • Counselor Rec: Doesn't know me - alright
    • Additional Rec: Two from college professors, one from architecture internship
    • Interview: Good
    • Supplementary Material: Art Supplement
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: W
    • Gender: M
    • Income Bracket(mention if FA candidate): Not sure, exactly
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): N/A
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Internships, classes taken, I guess
    • Weaknesses: A lot of stuff
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: UIUC, Cal Poly SLO, Princeton, Vtech, Cornell (likely letter), Rice, Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley, Cornell, Columbia. Waitlisted: Harvard, Yale. Rejected: Nowhere
    General Comments: Really excited!
  • afternoonteaafternoontea Posts: 38Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected - CC[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2050 (600 M, 660 CR, 730 W, 11 Essay)
    • ACT:
    • SAT II: 700 USH, 620 Lit, 600 Bio
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 5%
    • AP (place score in parenthesis):Bio, USH, Euro 4s
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: most rigorous, dual enrollment at local uni on full scholarship
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):Mock Trial (captain) TV studio, Varsity Tennis, HOSA (Treas), NHS, various other things
    • Job/Work Experience:
    • Volunteer/Community service: a good amount, helped friend with his charity
    • Summer Activities: babysit/family obligations, took precalc online (no one at my school ever did this before)
    • Essays: personal, I thought they were good
    • Teacher Recommendation: they liked me, never saw though
    • Counselor Rec: very good, personal, touching, made me cry
    • Additional Rec: written by a prof at dual enrollment uni, he really liked me
    • Interview: nada... which would have helped a lot
    • Supplementary Material: stuff explaining my situation
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant):PA
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: parochial
    • Ethnicity: white as a ghost
    • Gender:female
    • Income Bracket(mention if FA candidate): under 15k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First gen, difficult family situation, run-away
    Reflection
    • Strengths: story, essays, recommendations
    • Weaknesses: SATs
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: so many people, bad SATs
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      Accepted: UPenn, BU, Northeastern, Villanova, Fordham, American, Loyola Maryland, LaSalle
      Waitlisted: Johns Hopkins, George Washington (probably because I didn't interview)
      Rejected: Cornell and here
      Waiting for: Georgetown, NYU
    General Comments: CONGRATS to all accepted! and good luck to all waitlisted and rejected. In the end I don't care that I was rejected, Columbia wasn't the right undergrad school for me (core curriculum). I got accepted and will attend my dream school, so I'm happy, Quakers '17!
  • mikeabo123mikeabo123 Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    size=+2][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted - CC[/b][/color][/size]
    [ b]Objective:[/b]
      [ *] SAT I (breakdown): 2150; 780WR - 780CR - 590M(!)
      [ *] ACT: n/a
      [ *] SAT II: 710 World History - 740 Lit
      [ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.986
      [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1
      [ *] AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Econ - 3
      [ *] IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
      [ *] Senior Year Course Load: All honors, 2 AP, 2 dual-enrollment college courses
      [ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): n/a

      [ /list][ b]Subjective:[/b]
      [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Literary magazine and related publication-related stuff
      [ *] Job/Work Experience: Several retail jobs, internship at NYC publishing company all year
      [ *] Volunteer/Community service: Local library, Muscular Dystrophy Association, a few others
      [ *] Summer Activities: n/a except working
      [ *] Essays: Very strong -- I'm a published writer
      [ *] Teacher Recommendation: One stellar, the other slightly ineffectual
      [ *] Counselor Rec: Great
      [ *] Additional Rec: n/a
      [ *] Interview: No interview!
      [ *] Supplementary Material: n/a

      [ /list][ b]Other[/b]
      [ *] State (if domestic applicant):
    • Country (if international applicant): NJ
      [ *] School Type: Public school
      [ *] Ethnicity: White
      [ *] Gender: Male
      [ *] Income Bracket(mention if FA candidate): ~65k
      [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Parents only have some college I guess

      [ /list][ b]Reflection[/b]
        [ *] Strengths: Essays, literary research/publications, internship at publishing company
        [ *] Weaknesses: Math score (doesn't matter for an English major!)
        [ *] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Probably my metropolitan/cosmopolitan outlook and my general literariness
        [ *] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: Columbia, Fordham, NYU, Middlebury (full scholarship), Stony Brook, University of Vermont, Drew University, Boston University; waitlisted @ Brown; rejected HYP

        [ /list][ b]General Comments: I'm so grateful that I was admitted here, which is odd, since I put the least amount of effort into this application. I'll be paying my deposit tomorrow and solidifying my enrollment at this fine school. I hope to see everyone around! [/b]
  • AspiringSquirrelAspiringSquirrel Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    Accepted!

    Stats:
    SAT I (by section): 2320 single sitting (780 CR 770 M 770 W), 2360 super score (800 CR 770 M 790 W)
    SAT IIs: 800 Chem, 800 MII, 800 USH, 760 Literature
    ACT: N/A
    APs: 5's on AP Chem, Calc AB, Macro, Micro, Government, US History, World History, and English Lang. 3 on AP Spanish Lang.
    IBs: N/A
    GPA (UW, W): 3.98/4.75
    Rank: 1/677 W, 3/677 UW
    Subjective:
    ECs listed on app: Research internships at Stanford and Rice University focusing on cancer research, president and founder of Creative Writing Club, over 300 hours of volunteering at a hospital, varsity soccer, played piano and guitar for 7 years, vice president of National Honor Society
    Other awards: Scholastic Gold Key, HOSA Nationals 2nd Place for Medical Math, Seimenn Semifinalist, National Merit Semifinalist, National AP Scholar, Dean's Award
    Job/Work Experience: Worked as an SAT Tutor at Kumon this summer
    Teacher Recs: Excellent- both teachers said I was one of the best students they had in their teaching careers, though I did not actually read the letter.
    Counselor Rec: Wonderful- counselor knows me well, and importantly, out of the academic setting
    Hook (if any): First generation, low income
    Location/Person:
    State or Country: FL
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, U'Chicago, Bowdoin, Amherst, Williams, Middlebury, waitlisted at Princeton, still have to hear back from Stanford, rejected from Pomona (ED)

    General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: Really excited! Tough decisions to make..I'm more of a liberal arts guy but the top universities offered me more money. 65K from Columbia!!
  • awkwardpenguin13awkwardpenguin13 Posts: 1,943Registered User Senior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted - SEAS[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown):
    • ACT: 29- 33M, 27S, 30E, 26R, 10E
    • SAT II: 730 Chem, 670 ML1
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.7-3.8 (93/100)
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 21/241
    • AP (place score in parenthesis):
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP calc, AP Govt, AP Eng Lit, Robotics, Psychology, Spanish 4, Sociology
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): QuestBridge Finalist
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Science Technology Entry Program (Student Ambassador + Science Bowl Team Captain), Robotics Club (President 11/12), FIRST robotics (Student rep 11/12), Science Club (President 11/12), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (President 12), Marching Band (Treasurer 11)
    • Job/Work Experience: Babysitting for 3 years
    • Volunteer/Community service: Medical Explorers
    • Summer Activities: E2@MIT, CURIE Academy
    • Essays: Thought my essays were actually good. Ah well
    • Teacher Recommendation: Good/Great
    • Counselor Rec: didn't read
    • Additional Rec:
    • Interview: didn't have one.
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): NY (Upstate)
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Hispanic (Puerto Rican)
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: <30K
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM, QuestBridge
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Subjective Stuff
    • Weaknesses: Numbers.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I still can't believe it...
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at Cornell (likely), Amherst (Early Write), UVa, Haverford, Carnegie (SCS/CIT), Vassar, Barnard and Wellesley. Rejected at MIT, UChicago, Rice, Johns Hopkins, Penn, Dartmouth, Notre Dame, Carleton, Duke, and Northwestern. Waitlisted at Colorado College, Scripps, Williams, Bowdoin, Emory, Bryn Mawr, Washington & Lee, and Grinnell.
    General Comments:
    I'm still in disbelief.. I have some great options, but I think I'm going to Columbia. <3 I've loved it since I visited over the summer.
  • nerdoldnerdithnerdoldnerdith Posts: 45Registered User Junior Member
    Accepted. However, I don't really feel like posting stats.

    I feel really lucky. Columbia is such a friggin' awesome school, and I can't wait to go there this fall.
  • luv2dance1995luv2dance1995 Posts: 191Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected - CC[/size]

    Objective:

    • SAT I (breakdown): 2390 (790 W)
    • ACT: 36 (35 S)
    • SAT II: 800 US History, 800 Math 2
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.97
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 5%
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Psych, Calc BC, US History, English Lang/Comp all 5s
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: 4 APs, 1 honors, 2 electives
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar with Honor, various NHS, Presidential Scholar applicant
    Subjective:

    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
      Dance 10+ hrs/week, perform with local company, sent in art supplement
      Piano 12 years, School newspaper writer (11th), editor (12th), co-founder/president of South Asian cultural club (12th), Model UN (10th-12th), JV tennis (9th-11th)
    • Job/Work Experience: Paid dance teaching assistant (5th-9th), research internship at UChicago science lab (last summer)
    • Volunteer/Community service: school service club (10th-11th), local food pantry since July 2012
    • Summer Activities: dance, tennis, babysitting, dance festival summer 2010 in Austria, research last summer
    • Essays: Liked CA essay, worked extremely hard (countless revisions) on Columbia short answers
    • Teacher Recommendation: sophomore year English teacher (current newspaper advisor) and junior year APUSH teacher, should both have been good
    • Counselor Rec: huge school so maybe generic
    • Additional Rec: the professor I did research under and the head of my dance studio
    • Interview: Nope, not offered one
    Other:

    • State (if domestic applicant): IL
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: large, decent public
    • Ethnicity: Indian
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: not sure but didn't apply for FA
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Not really. My dad did his postdoctoral studies at Columbia but I doubt anyone cares about that
    Reflection:

    • Strengths: test scores, well-rounded ECs, maybe essays
    • Weaknesses: ORM, not a lot of leadership/volunteering
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I don't know. Very very sad :(
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at UPenn, UChicago, NU, UMiami; Waitlisted at WashU and Princeton; Rejected at Harvard (deferred SCEA)
    General Comments:
    Sad about Columbia because it was my top choice...and I got rejected, not even waitlisted. I know I have great choices though so I'll move on and be happy. Congrats to everyone with all your wonderful choices!
  • FantooFantoo Posts: 9Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Waitlisted[/size]

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 2260 (740 CR 780 M 740 W)
    ACT: Didn't take
    SAT II: 800 Math II, 780 US History, 770 Chemistry, 770 Biology
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 93.93/100
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School doesn't send ranks, but 5/53
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 4 APUSH
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: 4 APs, Spanish
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Commended Scholar

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): School newspaper (Editor-in-Chief), Mock Trial, Founder of weekly school newsletter, Teacher's assistant at local Hebrew School, Varsity Tennis, JV Baseball
    Job/Work Experience:
    Volunteer/Community service: Take calls at suicide hotline, Lead a weekly soup kitchen, Coordinate teen programming at synagogue.
    Summer Activities: Camp counselor

    Essays:
    Teacher Recommendations: Outstanding
    Counselor Rec: Good
    Additional Rec:
    Interview: Went pretty well
    Other
    State (if domestic applicant): MA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Private
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None
    Reflection
    Strengths: SAT IIs, ECs
    Weaknesses: Essays weren't amazing. No crazy thing to make me stand out
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Any of a million reasons.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: Princeton, Brandeis.
    Waitlisted: Harvard, Columbia, WashU.
    Rejected: Penn (deferred from ED), Yale, Northwestern

    Comments: I put my name on the waitlist, but I only did that before I found out about Princeton. I'm honored to have been waitlisted at Columbia, and even more honored to be attending Princeton next year.
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