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Applying to Columbia Early Decision. What are my Chances? Please be Honest

Rosario1994Rosario1994 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
edited November 2012 in Columbia University
•SAT:2230 (Math:750, Critical Reading:720, Writing:760 one sitting, didn't take it a second time though maybe I should have)
•SAT IIs:US:770, Bio:750, Chem:770, Spanish:800, World:760, Math II;780
•Other stats:Soph yr: AP world-5, AP Psych-5
Junior Year:AP US-5, AP Chem-5, AP Bio-5, AP English Language-5, AP Calc BC-5
taking AP Physics, AP Macroeconomics, AP Spanish, AP English Lit, and AP Gov my senior year
•Essays: wrote about my mixed heritage (Dad is Mexican and Japanese; Mom is Irish, Italian, Russian, and Romanian), and my weird feelings about it growing up
•ECs: president of math team, vice president of sci olympiads, also involved in Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, and art club
•Teacher Recs:didn't see them but I'm sure they're good
•Counselor Rec: we have a pretty good relationship so I'm guessing it's good
•Hook (if any): part Mexican so maybe I can be considered a URM?Location/Person:
•State or Country:California
•School Type: large public school (about 450 kids?)
•Ethnicity: mixed
• Income Bracket:middle class
Other Factors:
General Comments:
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Replies to: Applying to Columbia Early Decision. What are my Chances? Please be Honest

  • raca1111raca1111 Registered User Posts: 204 Junior Member
    I think that you have a good shot, especially because of your ethnicity and because you are girl. But also because you plain have good stats, so good luck!!
  • feedback411feedback411 Registered User Posts: 308 Junior Member
    You seem like a solid applicant, and being part Mexican does count as an URM. Impressive AP and SAT II scores as well! Did you apply to CC or Engineering?
  • Rosario1994Rosario1994 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    I applied CC. Idk if that helps or not. Probably would have a better chance if I applied SEAS but not really interested in engineering.
  • TooCool1212TooCool1212 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Chance me!!
    SAT-1850 :(..(but higher than my schools avg of 1350)
  • TooCool1212TooCool1212 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Chance me please

    [SAT]- 1850..:((low but higher than my school's avg of 1350)
    [GPA]- 4.0
    [Rank]- 9/314
    [Classes]- AP Lit, AP Comp, AP US Gov, AP Comparative Gov, AP Spanish, AP Calac, AP Pysics, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP US Hisory, Hon Geometry, Hon Algabra 2, Hon Pre Calc, Hon World History, Hon English 9, Hon English 10
    [Location]: Delaware
    [Gender]- Femalee
    [Ethncity]- Black
    [EC] Intern at Delaware Democratic Party, Intern at Bank of America, Student Government (President), Best Buddies/Special Olympics Volunteer, Medical Explorers (President), Young Democratcs (Co-Founder & President), Year-round Hospital Volunteer, Speech & Debate, Science Olympiad
    [Awards-] Bank of America Student Leaders(Nat'l), President's Volunteer Service Award(Nat'l), Jefferson Award for Public Service (State), American Legion Auxilary Girls Nation, (National), ALA Girls State,
    [Essay]- Wrote about my experience at Girls Nation meeting many girls with different political views. We were all willing to share ideas even though many contradictd our own personal beliefs. There, I also met and hugged President Obama

    [Hook]- Political junkie & Strong Advocate for people with Disabilities- met President of US, Intern at DE Democratic party, met Senators on several occasions, Youth & Gov Delegate, Princeton Model Congress Delegate;
    drafted a bill illegalizing sub-minimum wage for people w/ intellectual disabilities, organized schools 1st annual Disability Awareness Day, volunteer w/ Best Buddies/Special Olympics

    Comment: over 400 hours of community service

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