Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

Family & Admission

YooImTimYooImTim Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
Hello, My uncle has just graduated from Columbia University with a full ride scholarship (he didn't even pay a penny for tuition). Now he is in Columbia law school. I have had a great interest in applying to Columbia University for awhile as well. Will my family history/relation with my uncle help my admission or considered legacy? I would just like to know. Thanks!

Replies to: Family & Admission

  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 35,760 Senior Member
    He must have gotten full need based aid, as Columbia does not give merit scholarships.

    Per the Columbia admissions website, only the children of Columbia grads are considered legacies. So you would not get an admissions boost.
  • YooImTimYooImTim Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    Thanks for your reply! Oh and yes they currently do not. Although they did when he was accepted into Columbia University 4 years ago. Not they do not have full tuition scholarships. So I wanted to know if I would get a boost... Because not a lot of people got the full ride and he currently maintains the full tuition scholarship at Columbia law school right now. So.... I'm not sure.
  • rebeccarrebeccar Registered User Posts: 2,165 Senior Member
    Pretty sure they didn't have merit scholarships 4 years ago either.
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 14,442 Senior Member
    Columbia has never had merit scholarships. Your story is lacking in the truth.
This discussion has been closed.