Chances of getting in to Columbia?
Top 10% of class
- Calc AB: 5
- Physics C: 5
- US History: 3
Attend private school in Little Rock, AR
National ISEF Science fair participant
All-State Tennis player
Nationally ranked rock climber
1,400+ hours of community service
Single parent household
(Father died in 2012 from heart attack during routine scouting venture. I had to perform CPR on him myself for I was the first to find his body and get it aboard a nearby fishing vessel.)
Low income (<45,000)
Patented ADD Research published at Stanford
Chosen as Junior Ambassador to the city of Little Rock, AR (hometown) and therefore was flown to Newcastle, England to discuss intercontinental volunteer and demographical opportunities between the sister cities with the Newcastle legislature.
Member of Student Government
National Honor society
National Beta Club
Mu Alpha Theta
Science and Engineering club president
Proficient in Mandrine
All-Conference soccer keeper
Cousin attended Columbia
and last but not least, I play piano by ear. Play a song a few times, give me an hour and I can pick it out, give me a day and it will have the right tempo, give me a week and it will mirror the original.
- 5 years agoFavorite Answer
Definitely apply. Although their acceptance rate is pretty low (somewhere around a 7%, I believe?) you've got the grades and extracurricular activities to make it. If I were a college admissions officer at Columbia, I can honestly say that you would catch my eye (provided that you're not lying about any of this, haha). Best of luck!
- Nuff SedLv 75 years ago
Maybe, but this list of stuff is almost completely irrelevant to anyone who might be considering your application for admission.
Also, you can't say "patented ADD research", since anyone with half a brain knows you cannot patent research. You can only patent an invention. If you actually have a patent, feel free to list its patent number for any country in which the patent was issued.
Misspelling Mandarin is not a good sign, nor is the lack of hyphen in "single-parent household", not that it matters.