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CHANCE ME for 2012 Regular Decision

GlennBarryGlennBarry Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
edited September 2011 in Columbia University
I'm a white, male senior from a small upstate New York high school. I would love nothing more than to go to Columbia University for mechanical engineering. Please chance me!
3.9 unweighted gpa
33 ACT
IB Diploma Candidate (math/science heavy ib classes)
AP Scholar with Distinction
RPI Medalist for Superior Achievement in Math and Science
National Honor Society
Black belt and instructor at my karate school
1st chair, award-winning alto saxophonist, Area All-State 3 years in a row
pianist for 8 years
work at public library
lifeguard
ongoing community service project: leader of a landscaping project at my library

I'm billing myself in my essays as the engineer who also has a passion for the liberal arts, and that's why I want to go to Columbia.
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Replies to: CHANCE ME for 2012 Regular Decision

  • GlennBarryGlennBarry Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Freshman year:
    Honors bio
    Honors english
    Honors global history
    Honors geometry
    Band
    Honors spanish II
    Art Studio 1

    Soph year:
    Honors spanish III
    AP European history (4)
    health
    Art Studio 2
    Honors chem
    band
    Honors Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry
    AP English Language and Composition (5)

    Junior Year:
    IB Biology HL
    IB Theory of Knowledge (IB Philosophy course)
    Regents Physics (no honors offered at my school)
    IB English HL
    IB Spanish SL
    band
    IB Mathematics SL (5)
    AP US history (4)

    Senior Year:
    AP Calculus BC
    IB World Topics HL
    IB Spanish SL
    IB Biology HL
    IB Physics SL
    IB Theory of Knowledge
    band
    IB English HL
  • GlennBarryGlennBarry Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    bump bump bump
  • hpyscmhpyscm Registered User Posts: 899 Member
    you are competitive, but I hesitate to give you a chancing. You will be much like many other candidates out there, what have you done to make yourself stand out?
  • GlennBarryGlennBarry Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Standing out is going to be my biggest problem. As stated above, i am trying to stand out with my equal proficiencies for liberal arts and math/science. That is pretty rare when looking at engineering school applicants. Also, my RPI medal is a national honor. Not that it would have much pull at any school other than RPI! Overall, my essays and teacher recs are going to be great or even stellar, and I only hope I land an interview. Then, my personality can shine through. Finally, I was homeshcooled right up until 9th grade, which i neglected to mention above.
  • GlennBarryGlennBarry Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    bumpity bumpity bump
  • nlittlepoolenlittlepoole Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    I think you have as good a shot as me. I'm also an engineering canidate with similar scores going to an IB school. Except I got a 6 on the mathematics SL exam :p
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