So I know that there is no way to guarantee an acceptance, as the majority of "qualified" applicants get rejected, but I was just wondering if I have a shot
Columbia has been my dream school for forever so I think applying ED gives me the best chance at admission.
So, here it goes...
School: big, competitive public school in a DC suburb
Intended major: biology, premed, something science-y
GPA: UW 4.0 W 4.8
SAT 1: 1540 (770 both math and CR)
SAT 2: Math 2 790, Biology 800, World History 790
APs: AP NSL (5), AP World (4), AP Bio (5), AP Lit (5), AP Chemistry (5), AP LANG (4), AP CompSci (4), AP Studio Art, AP European History (5), AP Physics (4)
JV Field hockey (1 year, captain), Varsity Field hockey (3 years, captain last year)
Nationally ranked squash player
Varsity tennis (4 years)
Half marathon runner
Debate team (there were tryouts and only 8 pairs out of 40 hopeful pairs got on the team)
Girls in STEM Club
Girl Up and Intersect (Feminism Clubs)
Internship for neuroscience at NIH
Experience in retail/worked as a server in a restaurant
Created and single handedly organized a 5k event for charity in my community
260+ hours of community service (special tassel at graduation)
Various community service jobs (working in a daycare over multiple summers, soup kitchens, food drives, stream clean ups)
Im not sure about my reccomendation letters but I think i have unique, written essays.
I also love reading, creative writing (wrote a 200 pg book for fun but its unpublished so not that impressive), and I love to learn so I know that's important