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Tips mention: Interview (5), ACT/SAT (14), Grades (20), Sports/Extracurriculars (11), College Essay (12)
Pay the adminstrator monthly installmentsDec 17 2009Unknown
pay the adminstrator monthly installments
community service
3.7GPA
SAT: 2400 Male
Columbia is by far the most diverse (ethnically, culturally,Nov 06 2009English
Columbia is by far the most diverse (ethnically, culturally, socioeconomically, etc.) school in the Ivy League--and one of the most diverse college campuses in the world. As a result, the university LOVES diversity; if you want to go here, you should make Columbia aware that you are as pro-diversity as they are. DO NOT say that you want to go to Columbia because it's in New York City; about 90 percent of students rejected admission list this as one of their reasons, and you don't want to be one of those people. SAT scores and GPA are important, I suppose, but what's more meaningful is the course of study you took in high school--and how well you did in it. Make it obvious to the admissions people that you LOVE Columbia, and you'll probably get in, assuming you're genuine and thorough in your application.
ACT: 34 SAT: 2190 Male
Make sure you're better than everyone in your classApr 11 2009Economics
Make sure you're better than everyone in your class. No, I'm seroius. Start planning before high school- get the top grades, stick to one thing you love (I did fencing, got awards, became famous in the field etc) and write a really amazing essay. Suck up to your teachers, the teacher recs would be the MOST important of your application, no kidding there. Then you need luck.
SAT: 2310 Male
I applied to gain admissions, but I would neverNov 23 2008Sociology
I applied to gain admissions, but I would never recommend anyone to apply to Columbia. It is an academic dump.
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Studied hard to get in and participated in alotNov 19 2008Public Policy
Studied hard to get in and participated in alot of activites. However once I entered this overated school I became dull in character.
Stay away from Columbia go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton. Stay away the school is a cropshoot.
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