<p>I was wondering whether or not Columbia truly places equal emphasis on the writing section of the SAT as on the Math and Verbal. I'm worried, as I will be applying ED to SEAS and my SAT score is 2270 overall, but only 1500 with just math and reading. (Math: 740; Reading:760) I have heard contradictory responses to this question, and I apologize if this question has already been asked, but I simply couldn't find the answer to my question by searching this forum or Columbia's website. Maybe I'm just really bad at searching :P Nevertheless, I would really appreciate it if anyone could tell me what the true case is, along with a supporting link if possible. :)</p>
<p>Your SATs -- all 3 of them -- are as good as they need to be to have a shot at Columbia, and higher scores won't really do you much good. So your question doesn't really matter.</p>
<p>wow 1500 on CR and M...you probably shouldn't even bother applying...thats like an autoreject right there</p>
<p>Yes, as of this year, Columbia began really considering the writing scores along with the math and critical reading--no link, but that is from the mouth of an admissions officer this past October.</p>
<p>For the previous two years, every school you visited said they weren't emphasizing the writing section because they hadn't "collected enough data" about it, but as a rule I believe most schools have started considering it by now.</p>
<p>NightOwl is correct. I stumbled across this when I was applying. Here's a link:</p>
Moving forward, Columbia University will now consider the writing section of the SAT as we review standardized test scores.
<p>You'll find that on page three of the newsletter. And don't worry about your scores, they're where they need to be. Best of luck!</p>
<p>Yeah, your scores are really great!</p>
<p>haha are you fcking joking?</p>
<p>only a couple HUNDRED students a year get scores in your range so just chill out lol</p>
<p>2270? And you're worried?</p>
And they better consider the writing score, it's my highest! (790 :D) My Math on the other hand... sucky. No SEAS for me. CAS CAS CAS!</p>
Um, its CC, this isn't cornell or penn buddy.</p>
only a couple HUNDRED students a year get scores in your range so just chill out lol
<p>Actually, about 10,000 get 2270+. It's still a great score, just not enough to set him apart from other applicants.</p>
Your SATs -- all 3 of them -- are as good as they need to be to have a shot at Columbia, and higher scores won't really do you much good. So your question doesn't really matter.
Actually, about 10,000 get 2270+. It's still a great score, just not enough to set him apart from other applicants.
<p>I don't think he needs to set himself apart anymore (in terms of SAT scores); a 2270 is good enough to show that he can beat the SAT.</p>
<p>yea I was exaggerating for effect lol</p>
<p>well first of all, i'm a girl not a guy. LOL and thanks for replying everyone! I'm definitely satisfied with my SAT score, but writing just happened to be my highest so I was wondering if it was even counted. Anyway, thanks for answering my question. :)</p>
<p>did you get a likely letter?</p>
<p>"important" of sat writing score... did you mean "importance"?? no wonder you didn't get a 800 on writing!! :)</p>
<p>aikomodori: I will be applying next year, but wouldn't that have been cool! ;)
coolkid007: hey! i didn't even realize that until now. LOL</p>
<p>um 1500 is decent but not spectacular.
nygirl, since you're a junior, if you feel you can do better, it wouldn't be unreasonable to retake. but it is a solid score and you could probably focus on other aspects at this point.</p>
<p>and I don't really understand why you're fretting about the writing section. 2270 and 1500 are virtually the same scores, so it doesn't make a difference for you..</p>
A decent score?</p>
<p>You're a funny man, you should do stand-up.</p>
<p>Yeah, I'm sorry it's not 1600, right?</p>