I've been dreaming of going to Columbia FOREVER, and I had a taste of victory this spring when I was accepted into the Columbia Summer Program for High School Students (under the Business, Finance, and Economics course). My stats and info are below, so PLEASE chance me for Columbia!!! Thanks!!!
School: College Prep (Private)
Class Rank: top 10% (I think 3 out of 90)
GPA: 4.0 unweighted, 4.8 weighted
SATs: 780 CR, 770 W, 780 M (should I take them again in oct.?)
AP classes this year: APSpanish, AP BC Calc
Ap classes next year: APEnglish Language, APStat, APPhysics
*I skipped a year in math, so I am taking AP Calc as a junior*
*This year I took the Calc, Lit, and Spanish AP's...thought they went fairly well...4's and 5's let's hope!!!*
*My school is the most academically rigorous private school in Maryland, and the administration offers VERY few AP's b/c technically , EVERY class at my school is at the honors level....at least that's the explanation they give us....and we're told that our school has a "very distinguished reputation" with admissions officers....who really knows*
Awards: Honor Roll every year, Cum Laude Society, Maryland Distinguished Scholar, National Merit Scholar (finalist I think), finished third in Maryland Math League Competition
ECs: Varsity Dance Co. (3 yrs), President and CoFounder of AIDS Awareness (a community service-based student organization), President of Christian Fellowship, Editor in Chief of School newspaper, 1 year of Student Government, President and CoFounder of Nothing But Nets chapter (fundraises for bed nets to stop the spread of malaria in Africa)
Community Service: spent last summer teaching dance to underprivileged girls, this summer will volunteer at the American Red Cross
Also: after returning from NY this summer, I will also have an internship in the finance department of Johns Hopkins Hospital, very strong essay writer, have become very close with two teachers whose recs I know will be very good (and your prof. @ columbia writes you a rec @ the end of the summer program)
This turned out to be wicked long, so thanks if you read this far and PLEASE chance me, good or bad!!!