SATs for Columbia, is mine good enough?

<p>I am a little confused. When I went onto Collegeboard.com three days ago to check my SAT results for the first time, I was ecstatic when I found out I got 2220, (CR: 750, Math: 700, Writing: 770), and I started exploring the internet for info on where these scores could get me. I was really happy when I found out that my writing and reading were both around the 75th percentile of students attending Columbia (my dream school), and my math is around 30-40th percentile. I was a little dissapointed but figured it wasn't a big deal sinced I was planning on going into some sort of Liberal Art-ish major, and whatever I did, wasn't planning on it heavily involving math. Imagine my shock and awe when I arrive at college confidential, and see high school students getting recommended to re-do their SATs so that they get over 2300! Is a score of 2220 really not good enough for Columbia (I thought it was even good enough for HYPS)?</p>

<p>Help me!!!</p>

<p>You're in great shape.</p>

<p>CC can be retarded. Just look at the admitted students stats and go from there.</p>

<p>yes, its good enough, but you should retake it if you can because your math is on the low side. how are your extracurricular activities?</p>

<p>think about it like this: the top 25% of students admitted to Columbia score over a 2300. dont you want to be part of that 25%? all you have to do is raise your math score to the 75th percentile (about 760-770).</p>

<p>You should retake. </p>

<p>you seem to be thinking that if you have scores that are within the band that you will get admitted. Your scores need to be as high as possible to increase your chances - especially if you're not a URM or you're from a state where they get a lot of apps.</p>

<p>you seem to be thinking that if you have scores that are within the band that you will get admitted. Your scores need to be as high as possible to increase your chances - especially if you're not a URM or you're from a state where they get a lot of apps. </p>

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<p>You do realize that this is about the average student at Columbia, right? Of course it will increase his chances to score higher...lol. URM scores don't bring down the average by that much; There are plenty of 2200 (even 2300) + URM applicants here on CC. Yes, there are some low ones, but what I've noticed is that there are usually enough high scoring ones to even out the score. </p>

<p>Think about the average SATs of people that APPLY to Columbia. There's no hard data anywhere, but it's probably at least 70 points lower than the average accepted.</p>

<p>i know 2 urms who got into columbia-- one with an 1850, the other with a 1980
both from nj</p>

<p>Yes, and there are also ones with higher scores.</p>

<p>yupss 10 char</p>