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Rate my chances at Columbia University

ivyplsivypls 2 replies2 threads New Member
Hi, I was wondering if someone can let me know what are my chances at my dream school...Columbia University
Act: 33
GPA weighted: 107
GPA unweighted: 98
Clubs: Interact club (president); Birthday wishes; mathletes and math olympiad; Baymen club president; mock trial (president) and founder the data science and women inspiring other women. Member of Iranian American society for teens
extracurriculars: volunteer at food drives and town festival activities and breast cancer walks, teach Farsi at my local Iranian school.
Honor societies: President of National Honor Society; Mu alpha theta; Science Honor Society; Foreign language honor society.
I am in Columbia's Science Honors Program
I attended Columbia's High School Immersions program two times
I am going to attend Columbia's Shape program for high schoolers who are interesting in Engineering.
I am in Columbia's GWC chapter
I created a local event in my town to teach children in elementary school how to program (Tech-athon)
I have only take AP and honors classes since freshman year.
Research Symposium
CSH Partners for the Future (cancer research)

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  • ivyplsivypls 2 replies2 threads New Member
    I forgot to include this!!
    Races: middle eastern (white)
    Gender: female
    High school: a small public school in New York
    also, my sister attends this university so I have legacy
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  • happy1happy1 22960 replies2261 threads Senior Member
    edited October 17
    I don't chance but:
    1) Your ACT is at the 25th percentile per the class profile. https://undergrad.admissions.columbia.edu/classprofile/2023
    2) you are only a legacy if one of your parents graduated from Columbia -- having a sister there does not make you a legacy. https://undergrad.admissions.columbia.edu/ask/faq/question/2412

    You have many strong qualities and I hope you are a successful applicant but I'd recommend that you give up the idea of a dream school and work to create a solid college list that includes reach, match, and safety schools that appear affordable (find out your parents' budget and run the net price calculator for each school) and that you would be excited to attend. The people I see who get hurt by the college admission process are the ones who focus on one or two hyper-competitive schools and then don't get in.
    edited October 17
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