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Columbia Combined Plan- Competitive Review
I recently transferred to West Chester University from a large state school after my freshman year 2018-2019. I transferred to this school because of the affordability, location, and also partly due to their 3+2 Combined Plan with Case Western, Penn State, Jefferson, and Columbia University for engineering. The school that interests me most in this program is Columbia but they recently updated their criteria so that students who began at any non-affiliate school in Fall 2018 or any school—affiliate or not—in Fall 2019 fall under “competitive review” instead of guaranteed admission. I JUST missed out. Due to the uncertainty it’s hard to say what my chances of getting in to Columbia are. It doesn’t hurt to apply after I finish up my “3” part at WCU, I just want to orient myself in the best way possible so I can get in to Columbia. Does anyone have a deeper understanding as to what “competitive review” looks like in terms of admission statistics (competitive review acceptance rate vs. general transfer acceptance rate, avg. GPA, campus activity participation, etc.)?4 replies