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Chance me for Columbia Engineering (ED)

microguy123microguy123 37 replies7 threads Junior Member
edited November 2018 in Columbia University
Basic Info:
-Male
-Asian, first generation American Born
-North Carolina
-Residential Magnet School for junior and senior year
-Major in either Computer Science or Computer Engineering

Stats:
-GPA: 4.5 Weighted (school doesn't do unweighted)
-SAT: 1550, 790 math, 760 english. 7/7/7 essay but not on the 1550 test
-SAT Subject: Math II: 800, Chem: 780
-PSAT: 1500 (national merit semi for now)
Current school does not rank, was rank 1 at old school

AP/Honors Classes:
Sophomore Year: AP Stats
Junior year: AP Calc BC, AP Chem, AP Lang, AP Chinese, all other classes honors
Senior year: 14 AP level classes when calculated into GPA, 2 honors classes

Honors:
-AP Scholar with Honor
-Accepted to NHS at old school
-National Merit (at least semi-finalist)
-Conrad Innovation Challenge Semi-Finalist
-Nominated for Governor's School for Violin

ECs:
-School leadership: Peer Counseling Coordinator College Representative
-60+ volunteering hours at home town's Cultural and Community Center
-Volunteered at local county library
-Volunteer performing musician (violin) for several fundraisers
-Varsity Basketball Junior & Senior Year
-Club Basketball from 7th grade to Sophomore year
-Varsity Football Sophomore Year
-Asian Cultures Club
-Chinese Cultures Club Head
-Orchestra
-Research at NC State plant biology, may be co-author for a publication
I will be submitting my research to several competitions, planning on presenting at NC Undergrad Research Symposium

Schools I am applying to
-Reaches: Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Williams, Pomona, Swarthmore, Amherst, Duke
-Safeties: UNC, NCSU, UNC Charlotte, UT Dallas (National Merit Full Ride)

Recs:
8/10 Chinese Teacher
7/10 Chem Teacher (Liked me but had 16+ recs to write and submitted them all on the last day)
9.5/10 NC State Mentor (Head of Department, really likes me)

*I have been accepted to Windows on Williams, Discover Reed, Amherst DIVOH*
edited November 2018
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