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Chance me Columbia ED

THEcurryman23THEcurryman23 0 replies1 threads New Member
edited October 14 in Columbia University
Demographics: Male, Indian - American, Texas, Private school, upper class

Intended Major(s): My intended major for Columbia is Middle Eastern, South Asian and African studies, with minor in public health. I don't actually want to do these majors but it fits well with my background and EC's.

ACT/SAT/SAT II: ACT - 35 composite (Math - 34, Reading - 36, Writing - 34, Science - 36) Essay - 7

UW/W GPA and Rank: 3.7 unweighted (at least top 30% in the class bc we don't do ranks)

no weighted gpa, but my classes are top 5% in the grade in terms of rigor

Coursework:

7 AP's so far: AP Chem - 4 APUSH - 4 AP Physics - 4 AP Calc AB - 5 Ap Stat - 4 Ap Comp Sci - 4 AP Lang - 3 (prob wont submit)

Subject tests: Math 2 - 760 Chem - 770

Current courses: AP Calc BC, AP Econ (Macro and Micro), AP Physics C, Spanish 4h, Global Studies and Entrepreneurship, and Japanese Literature

Awards:

National Merit Commended Student

Mu Alpha Theta

National Honors Society

Spanish Honors Society

AP Scholar with Distinction

Extracurriculars:

I have been apart of the math team all during high school and all of middle school as well. I am currently a Statistics coach

I have been playing a classical Indian percussion instrument for the past 10 years and have a "graduation recital" next year

I co-founded a nonprofit organization that screens children in schools in developing countries for eye defects (screened over 150,000 children across India and the DR and raised almost $100,000) - started in 2016

I volunteer frequently at local hospitals and do research about neurological disorders, optical imaging in cancer cells, and the efficacy of radiation oncology treatments.

I did rowing from 9th grade to 11th grade and got a state award in a race as a coxswain

Received a grant from my school to travel to India and create a documentary based on the impact of my nonprofit (shown above)

Essays/LORs/Other:

Personal Statement - 9. I think it's pretty good. It's very personal and talks about a time when I had malaria and it really connects my nonprofit with my background.

Supplements - 9. I don't know what else to say. My college counselors say they're pretty good

LOR's - 8. Not sure how good they'll turn up. One is from my physics teacher who knows me well from his class and he knows what I do outside of school. My other rec is from my english teacher who went to Columbia, I don't know if that helps anything tho.

Schools: Columbia (ED), UChicago (Possible ED2), MIT (early), Harvard (RD), Johns Hopkins (RD), UPenn (RD), Vanderbilt (RD), Cornell (RD), Georgetown (RD), Tufts (RD), WashU (RD)
edited October 14
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