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Columbia University RD Class of 2023

thatmarthathatmartha 1 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
edited February 2018 in Columbia University
Hey guys! I made this tread so that we could start meeting each other, and seeing how we are all preparing for applying in the fall. Fingers crossed for good news next year.
edited February 2018
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  • SafalMSafalM 39 replies3 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Honestly I have no qualifications for this school. One can dream.
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  • vegetarianstressvegetarianstress 39 replies7 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    I really wanna apply ED but I don't have the means to tour in New York!
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  • IWillKillForMITIWillKillForMIT 710 replies20 postsRegistered User Member
    @vegetarianstress
    I was accepted ED and chose to attend Columbia. The first time I stepped foot on campus was orientation my freshman year and I can say that even though the last 3.5 years haven’t been lollipops and rainbows, I can’t see myself anywhere else. If you want to apply ED, I think you should go for it.
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  • thatmarthathatmartha 1 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    @vegetarianstress I toured last winter, but I also found YouTube videos uploaded by Ken Westrick helpful.

    This videos is also really good:
    https://youtu.be/CLh-ZnPsK9E
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  • charlipearlcharlipearl 8 replies7 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    I really would like to apply (I love it so much) but I'm not sure if I have the confidence to do ED :/
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  • spoole16180spoole16180 25 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    hi everyone! can someone chance me for columbia (rd)?

    i go to a highly competitive public high school of about ~1400 students

    academics:
    SAT: 1550 (800 math, 750 english)
    GPA: 4.239/4.000 weighted, ~3.8/4.0 unweighted
    SAT 2: (740 math 1, 780 math 2) (did not submit)
    top ~15% of class by GPA
    AP exams: 5 on calc bc, 5 on compsci principles, 4 on lang, 4 on chem, 3 on bio, 3 on seminar
    senior year course load: AP calc bc (teacher assistant), AP economics, simsbury singers (top choir in school), AP lit, AP physics 1, AP physics 2, independent study (working with teacher on intro to pure mathematics)

    activities:
    model un officer/moderator
    chorus soprano section leader
    soprano soloist (youtube channel, in a band, etc.)
    every play/musical in high school
    a capella group co-leader/arranger
    NHS officer
    unpaid intern on US congressional campaign
    paid intern/assistant campaign manager on CT state senate campaign
    ITS (international thespian society) treasurer
    member of Tri-M music honor society
    member of Chinese honor society
    paid section leader at several local church choirs
    member of holiday cabaret (christmastime charitable organization)

    recs:
    AP chemistry teacher (8/10, she loves me but idk how good she is at recs)
    AP lang teacher (9/10, she likes me and writes well but sometimes i did poorly on her reading quizzes lololol)
    chorus teacher (10/10, i've had her for four years of HS and she loves me and writes great letters)

    essays:
    common app essay (10/10)
    supplement (idk how well i did tbh, never had anyone except my parents look over it)

    financial aid:
    projected family contribution is $20k-$25k

    interview: yes!

    location: simsbury, ct, usa
    ethnicity: white (western europe)
    gender: female

    some concerns:
    i got 4 Bs my sophomore year bc of AP bio's workload
    i only took three years of language (chinese) bc the senior year class was online and i don't fw that

    thanks and good luck to all of you!
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  • romns116romns116 606 replies32 postsRegistered User Member
    @thatmartha

    Thanks for the video link. It will help my son (also a filmmaker) who’s never visited NYC. He’s applying to Columbia (QB finalist), but still a far reach.

    Good luck everyone!
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  • hopestobehopestobe 48 replies14 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Applying RD. was deferred from UPenn but I'm a legacy at Columbia so I don't know haha
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  • columbialions21columbialions21 17 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    @hopestobe I ed columbia and got deferred.. I have legacy and a professor at the med school and good stats. sadly for us columbia doesnt care much about legacy (they accept about 5% a year)
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  • britdarrowbritdarrow 49 replies3 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Applying RD. Was also deferred from UPenn. Feeling super discouraged today, but hoping that I start to feel more confident in the next few weeks. I guess what I'm dreading most is just waiting for 4 months...
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  • DocinProcessDocinProcess 1 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Applying RD. any idea how Columbia feels about international students?
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  • NJMAN2500NJMAN2500 56 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    Question, for the "Writing Question" where is list you favorites book or activities, did you guys just bullet point, or used commas or a well written paragraph?
    edited December 2018
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  • dairyqueendairyqueen 57 replies2 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    It said list, so I just used bullet points. @NJMAN2500
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  • dearleader1948dearleader1948 2 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    I used commas
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  • britdarrowbritdarrow 49 replies3 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    So there's no checklist for me on the applicant portal. In their email, they said that we'd be able to track our status come January 31. Doesn't it seem a little strange that we cannot make sure everything is complete until a month after we submit our applications?
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  • prouddad2020prouddad2020 93 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    @britdarrow Yes, it does. Same here for my DS. Nothing on portal. Just name and address.
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  • asingh19asingh19 1 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Did anyone who applied yesterday, January 1 get their portal yet? Or an email that says their application was recieved? I haven’t gotten any confirmation from Columbia University so I’m a bit worried.
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  • kuudere_coolidgekuudere_coolidge 23 replies1 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    @asingh19 I submitted 12:50ish am on Jan. 1st and got my confirmation on Jan. 2
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  • x2019xx2019x 104 replies1 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hi everyone, I am excited to get to know everyone over the months of waiting. I was debating for a while whether to apply ED since I did their engineering fly-in (CE2) and liked what I saw but ended up switching to RD for financial reasons.
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  • x2019xx2019x 104 replies1 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Also, I LOVED the moving to columbia video @thatmartha. Another youtuber I like is Izzy Snapshots, she goes to Barnard but still does a lot of vlogging on columbia's campus so check it out! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoG1JYoMupPDZGosTUkdKnw
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