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Accept or Reject?

jhouck11jhouck11 Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
edited May 2008 in Columbia University
Do I have a chance at Columbia? Please let me know!

GPA UW: 3.83
Latino
Location Oregon
SAT 2230
Full IB
Eagle Scout
Varsity Tennis
Varsity Soccer
Class President
Varsity Choir
National Honor Society Board Member
Can Speak Spanish and French Fluently
A lot of Community Service, 150+ hours, I volunteer and help kids learn Spanish and French.

Thank you in advance!!
Post edited by jhouck11 on

Replies to: Accept or Reject?

  • Casey2889Casey2889 Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
    you do, and you still would even if you werent an URM. i hope you get in, i have a lot of respect for eagle scouts. nail your essays and get good rec's. best of luck.
  • DuyguDuygu Registered User Posts: 484 Member
    You seem to have a shot and as long as you have a good essay, youll have a very good application and a good chance at getting in. Good luck! :)
  • jhouck11jhouck11 Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    thanks! anyone else?
  • qhausqkqhqhausqkqh Registered User Posts: 245 Junior Member
    You might want to post standardized test scores
  • kwukwu Registered User Posts: 4,759 Senior Member
    You have an excellent chance.
    If I were you, I would look forward to an acceptance letter.
    That is, if your essay and "Why Columbia" aren't dreadful.
  • jhouck11jhouck11 Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    I got almost all 5s on my IB tests. but someone told me that they don't look at the individual scores, just making sure that I did the whole diploma.

    but thanks kwu! I really do hope i can get an acceptance letter. :-)
  • confidentialcollconfidentialcoll Registered User Posts: 2,491 Senior Member
    "I got almost all 5s on my IB tests. but someone told me that they don't look at the individual scores, just making sure that I did the whole diploma."

    you're lucky you have decent grades and sats scores, by columbia standards 5s on everything is pathetic, they usually take people with a 40/45 at least. if they find out that you did the IB and got in the low 30s it'll be a near certain rejection, the world average IB score is liek 30-31. So unless you have APs / great grade in a competitive school to show that you weren't focused on the IB and have other stuff to prove your academic worth.
  • jhouck11jhouck11 Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    alright thanks. my school realy does prepare you for the IB tests, and the spanish immersion program im in, has never had someone get lower than a 4 in either the oral or the written one, and im like 2nd in the class so i should be fine.
    anything else?
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