chanceme Indian student for Columbia engineering

Hey!
I am an indian student currently in my senior year at Delhi Public School and i really wanna go to Columbia University for my undergraduate studies.
Scores: CBSE
9: 94%
10: 97.2%
11: 83%
12: Got 86% in half-yearly but predicted scores tell 93%
Havent taken the SAT or ACT due to Covid-19
Other achievements:
Authored and published a mathematical-physics paper on interaction between photon and system of charges, Have done about 4-5 researches but I got this one published in an international peer-reviewed journal and I alone authored it. Silver medal in IMO, first prize was awarded to my article in the U-18 National article writing competition, represented my state at Delhi for PPC 2.0 and met the Prime Minister, ranked 34 in a national physics quiz, scored 90 out of 100 in the open national Unacademy JEE Physics test, Special mention in my first MUN have done 8-9 MUNs now, played soccer throughout my high school and reached junior nationals and in 11th and 12 played till the state level, have been the head boy in grade 10 of DPS Nacharam, and house captain in 11th in DPS Bopal, have also danced throughout my high school and we won inter-DPS once and not only this I danced in school events and choreographed dances in my school too, coded and assembled brick bots through python in 9th and 10th, have done about 85 hours of social work with two NGOs and separately during Covid lockdown I helped educate few small villages in May through presentations, activities and did webinars with the help of the local governments and also helped in bringing 2 ventilators while helping clear myths off the minds of people (no NGOs i worked alone on this one with the local governments) and City finalist for the Zydus Neurobiology Quiz Contest.
Yes you got it right I am a PCMB student and I did not take CS as I am doing coding through a class outside school. And I was preparing for JEE till July 2020 and I am applying ED so I know I haven’t given it all, like people do and that is why I am worried if I will get accepted. Another big disadvantage is that I will be requiring a lot of need-based scholarship as my family annual income is just 15000USD.

Columbia is very expensive and unaffordable for most US families at over $80k per year. Columbia is “need-aware” which means your ability to pay will affect your acceptance.

Additionally, US health insurance is required and is NOT covered by the university’s financial aid. Travel costs along with miscellaneous expenses will be detrimental to your family’s income.

What you want and what you can afford are two totally different things. There are other universities that are ½ that price, or less, and are good universities.

Also, please learn to use punctuation and paragraphs. This was hard to read as a big “blob” of run-on sentences. I skipped most of what you wrote except for intro and last sentences.

Hey! I am an indian student currently in my senior year at Delhi Public School and i really wanna go to Columbia University for my undergraduate studies.

Scores: CBSE

9: 94%

10: 97.2%

11: 83%

12: Got 86% in half-yearly but predicted scores tell 93%

Havent taken the SAT or ACT due to Covid-19

Other achievements:

Authored and published a mathematical-physics paper on interaction between photon and system of charges Have done about 4-5 researches but I got this one published in an international peer-reviewed journal and I alone authored it.

Have also designed a potential system to produce infinite Alternating Current

Silver medal in IMO

First rank was awarded to my article in the U-18 National article writing competition

represented my state at Delhi for PPC 2.0 and met the Prime Minister

ranked 34 in a national physics quiz

ranked 14 in the national general science quiz

scored 90 out of 100 in the UCL IIT JEE Physics test, IIT JEE Chemistry 80/100 and IIT JEE Math 95/100(separate tests)

Special mention in my first MUN have done 8-9 MUNs now,

played soccer throughout my high school and reached junior nationals and in 11th and 12 played till the state level

have been the head boy in grade 10 of DPS Nacharam,

house captain in 11th in DPS Bopal have also danced throughout my high school and we won inter-DPS once and not only this I danced in school events and choreographed dances in my school too

coded and assembled brick bots through python in 9th and 10th

have done about 85 hours of social work with two NGOs and separately during Covid lockdown I helped educate few small villages in May through presentations, activities and did webinars with the help of the local governments and also helped in bringing 2 ventilators while helping clear myths off the minds of people (no NGOs i worked alone on this one with the local governments)

City finalist for the Zydus Neurobiology Quiz Contest.

Yes you got it right I am a PCMB student and I did not take CS as I am learning to code through a class outside school. And I was preparing for JEE till July 2020 and I am applying ED so I know I haven’t given it all, like people do and that is why I am worried if I will get accepted. Another big disadvantage is that I will be requiring a lot of need-based scholarship as my family annual income is just 15000USD. Note: my school uses the deflation policy so that we score better in boards.

I apologize for the previous blob I typed it out I hope this is what you expected and will share what you feel about my chances.

Hey, I am an Indian as well and a student of DPS too!
Interestingly, I have same financial problem as yours and have applied ED as well!
I am a student of Humanities w/ Maths and have applied for Columbia College though but I find your profile and mine very similar in terms of grades and extracurricular:
Researchs, National Awards, Sports Captainship, Volunteer, Head Girl, NO SAT… its just the same!
So just wanted to tell you, you ain’t alone. We are likely to face the same predicament and all we can hope for is to have it in our favour :slight_smile:

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