Early Decision, Regular Decision, Any Chance?
I know that Columbia College would be a very high reach for me, considering my stats aren't that high, but I really love the campus, and the school's programs, so I figure I might as well try.
I was just wondering whether I should apply ED or RW, and if I really have any chances at Columbia.
Guyanese / Sri Lankan from Southern California
Attend Oxford Academy (#4 high school in the nation according to US News and World Report, #1 Public school)
UW GPA: 3.7 (Horrible freshman year), W 4.0
W 10-12: 4.25
SATs: CR - 720, M - 590(Horrible, but haven taken again), W - 720 = 2020
SATIIs: US - 730, Bio - 700, Lit - 660 (only first two for obvious reasons)
I've never been that excellent of a math student, but I'm not going to major in anything close to math, but it makes my SAT score look worse than it really is.
Have taken 8/13 possible APs at my school, including
AP US History (5)
AP Biology (4)
AP Language and Composition (4)
AP European History
AP Calculus AB
Computer Club President
Athletic Publication Comittee: Editor in Chief
Instrumental Music Vice President
Symphonic Orchestra principal musician
Varsity policy debater
National Honor Society Historian
Student Body Senate member
Track and field varsity thrower
Platinum/Gold award for academic excellence
Award for Excellence (2x) AP US History
AP Scholar award
~500 volunteer hours
I know that my scores are kinda low, and that my EC do not really correlate in one area, but I'm still going to apply and give it a shot, but I'm just wondering how realistic are my hopes and dreams at Columbia.
Thanks all for responses.