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Any unhooked applicants accepted w/o top 5%??

princesssparkleprincesssparkle Registered User Posts: 95 Junior Member
edited January 2012 in Columbia University
Completely disregarding ECs, recommendations, essays etc, is it possible for someone outside of the top 5% to get in? (Not just Columbia, but top schools in general)

My school only does unweighted ranking and my 6 APs this year really hurt me, since most seniors don't take as many.

After first semester senior year, I'm looking at an uw rank of 40/550 - barely within the top 10%. After looking at chance/decision threads, I realize that this type of ranking is virtually unseen on CC.

So my question is, do I still have a chance?
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Replies to: Any unhooked applicants accepted w/o top 5%??

  • pwoodspwoods Registered User Posts: 1,096 Senior Member
    "Completely disregarding ECs, recommendations, essays etc"

    Disregarding those would make any decision meaningless. If you have stellar essays and recs, you don't need to be in the top 10%. If you don't, it probably won't matter if you are in the top 10%. It's a holistic evaluation.
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