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Can I get in?

soccergirl2020soccergirl2020 14 replies3 threads Junior Member
I'm a female student from Colombia (the country non-US citizen)
SAT: 1510 (800 Math and 710 R&W) Essay score: 16 (I Know yikes)
GPA: 3.99 (Top 5%, ranked 3 out of 62 students
SAT Subject Test:
Math II: 780
Chemistry: 730
Essays: 8.5/10
Micro: 5
Lang: 5
Spanish Lit: 5
Captain of the women's soccer team at my school. I also play in the Bogota Soccer League and won the national sub 18 championship.

I am also in the school varsity volleyball team.

Editor in chief of school newspaper.

I compete in salsa dance competitions. I choreograph salsa numbers for a dance class at my school.

I did an exchange to a school in Singapore in my sophomore year for 2 months.

I was a junior counsellor at a summer camp in Maine for 2 months.

I did a two month long immersion in a town in France, where I studied the language, two summers ago.

I was part of a group of students who went to houses in a rural district in Colombia to read to locals and donate books.

I tutor about 4 hours a week

I applied to Applied Math, (engineering)

My Dad is a visiting professor at Columbia University. I don't know if this could help.

I am really nervous, and really want to get into a good school. However I know it's a highly competitive school. I just want to know if I have a shot.
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  • tdy123tdy123 1038 replies18 threads Senior Member
    Yes you have a shot, however at a schools with single digit acceptance rates, "having a shot" shouldn't be a reason for any applicant to be particularly confident.

    Columbia also has a women's only college: Barnard with an overall acceptance rate 2.5X that of Columbia University.

    Your SAT put you at about the 75th percentile for Barnard. Would seriously consider putting your app in there. Check the Barnard forum on this site for more info.

    Also have your Dad check with the admin to see if there is any benefit in admissions for children of visiting faculty. Certainly doesn't hurt to have that on your app, or inquire.
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