Chances at Columbia ED with strong SAT, weak class rank?

<p>I'm a Russian (citizen; US legal resident) white male. My stats:</p>

<p>SAT: 800v, 760m
SAT II: Lit 800, World History 800, Writing 720 (looking at my score sheet, I think they mistakenly marked me as having skipped 10 or so questions)</p>

<p>GPA: 3.7, top 16% (that's where the mediocre comes in).</p>

<p>Pretty excellent recs.</p>

<p>I'm taking two classes for credit at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee right now.</p>

<p>Feedback on my essay says it's good, but this sort of thing isn't objective at all, of course.</p>

Theatre (4 y, master electrician [head of light crew])
The Players <a href="4y,%20archivist,%20webmaster">student theatre organization</a>
Newspaper (4y, editor of National/World news, going to be inducted into Quill & Scroll in spring; our paper's won a whole lot of top awards, including Columbia ones)
Student Play Festival (2y, director)
lots of minor ones</p>

<p>Jobs: tutored Russian for a semester, now work as a library aide at Medical College of Wisconsin</p>

<p>I play bass and do freelance web design.</p>

<p>Anyone want to comment on my chances at Columbia?</p>

<p>(this is crossposted from Columbia discussion)</p>

<p>tough call 50/50 maybe</p>

<p>Looks quite solid to me. Good luck. What's your prospective major?</p>

<p>Definitely History, and I'm looking at double majoring in philosophy or critical theory.</p>