What are my chances?

<p>[Im applying ED]</p>

<p>SAT I (breakdown): (first try 2040, expecting at least 150 point increase on next test based on practice tests) —> hopefully
SAT II: 670 in US / taking math II in november
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): Not sure yet, 3.8+ assumed</p>

<p>Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Not sure yet, near top assumed </p>

<p>AP (place score in parenthesis):
AP US (4)
AP Calc AB ()
Ap Econ Micro ()</p>

<p>Awards: Scholar Athlete, National honor society/Social studies honor society prestige awards,</p>

<p>Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
-(12:Founder/President/"Hedge F. Manager") Hedge fund-Finance club
-(11,12: President) politics club
-(10,11,12 President/founder) Fitness club
-(Most improved player) Golf Team</p>

<p>Job/Work Experience/Volunteer/Community service: I work(ed) for/with various local -> state politicians, including at one point the Comptroller of NYC. I helped in various campaigns, political events, fund raisers etc, interviewed as part of a campaign of one of said politicians. </p>

<p>Summer Activities: Working with politicians on campaigns etc</p>

<p>Intended focus: Law</p>

Personal Statement: Very very interesting way I wrote it, I don't want to go into specifics about the structure but it was very different. About my “life story” per say and how I realized exactly what I wanted to do. I was told by multiple professionals and peers that it was one of the best they’ve ever read. </p>

<p>Why Columbia: Still thinking what to write</p>

<li>Why my major (Law):I want to go into politics and really bring about change</li>

<p>Teacher Recommendation: One I was allowed to read, and if everything works out, and she sends the one I read, it is literally amazing. The other one will hopefully be good.</p>

<p>Counselor Rec: I go to a large public, so it will probably be pretty generic as I've only spoken to him a few times</p>

<p>Additional Rec: From one of the politicians I worked for (ran for state assembly), going to be very very good</p>

<p>Interview: Not yet</p>

<p>State (if domestic applicant): NY
Country (if international applicant):
School Type: Middle class, pretty large school
Ethnicity: White eastern european
Gender: M
Income Bracket: Less than $120,000
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Parents never graduated college/first generation American. </p>


<p><em>bump</em> I’ll return the favor. </p>

<p>I want to add that I wen’t from an 83 average freshman year to 93 sophomore and 98 junior year, significant improvement in all subjects and I got almost a perfect score in honors physics my junior year, a 99.</p>

<p>Generally with the Ivies, it’s anyones ball game! Your EC’s are up to par and the trend of improvement could also give you a bump. I think you stand a chance</p>

<p>Honestly, I think your test scores, GPA, and course rigor (only 3 APs ?) are not really on par with a lot of the applicants. I thought maybe the ECs would make up for it but they seem very limited and sort of generic. Hopefully your essays will be very unique, because otherwise I’d say Columbia is a pretty high reach for you.</p>