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    This is what gives me hope

    Post by Ahmed on Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:54 am

    Stats: Accepted to Columbia

    Stats:

    * SAT: Cr610 Math590 Wr680
    * SAT IIs:MathIIC570 Lit670 US Hist630
    * GPA:3.17
    * Rank:70/291
    * Other stats:

    Subjective:

    * Essays:Good essay, used editing service
    * Teacher Recs:Good recs, One from an alum.
    * Counselor Rec:Very good
    * Hook (if any):

    Location/Person:

    * State or Country:NY
    * School Type: Small
    * Ethnicity: White
    * Gender:Male

    Other Factors:Band, Computer Engineering Club

    I have better stats than this person Very Happy

    Decision: Rejected from Columbia

    Stats:
    SAT I: 760M, 740 V, 730 W 2230 Overall

    SAT IIs: Math IIC: 790 US History: 720, Bio: 740
    GPA: 4.5 W
    Rank: dunno (top 10%)

    Subjective:
    Essays: good
    Teacher Recs: good
    Counselor Rec: good
    Hook (if any): essay

    Location/Person:
    State or Country: LA
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male

    Im worst than this person.

    These were from the '10 ones BTW.


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Doc on Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:56 am

    lol that second kid has no life
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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Ahmed on Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:57 am

    It's ironic no? I love irony sometimes Razz


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Ahmed on Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:05 am

    Another one:

    Decision: REJECTED from Columbia

    Stats:
    SAT: 750 CR / 760 M / 720 W
    SAT IIs: 800 Math iic, 780 Chem, 750 Bio, 780 Math ic, 710 USH
    GPA: 97.5
    Rank: No rank
    Other stats: Physics B - 5, Psychology - 5, US History - 5, Euro History - 5, English Language - 3
    Subjective:
    Essays: Okay. Nothing stellar
    Teacher Recs:Very very good
    Counselor Rec: very very good
    Hook (if any): Dunno. I go to the science program there?
    Location/Person:
    State or Country: NY
    School Type: Public, VERY competitive
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male
    Other Factors: Pres of Astronomy club, mathletes, web club, volunteer, work, national merit, research, blah blah

    Even better than #2 in terms of SAT IIs

    And

    Stats:

    Accepted to Columbia

    Stats:

    * SAT: Cr610 Math710 Wr730
    * SAT IIs:mathI700 chem630 lit600
    * GPA:4.6weighted
    * Rank:3/154
    * Other stats:

    Subjective:

    * Essays:Pretty well written and interesting
    * Teacher Recs:Brilliant, one told me he wrote the best letter ever.
    * Counselor Rec:Equally brilliant
    * Hook (if any):

    Location/Person:

    * State or Country:NJ
    * School Type:
    * Ethnicity:A.A./ Puerto Rican
    * Gender:Male

    Irony Wub


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Ahmed on Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:09 am

    I just realized that both of the rejects that I posted were Asian LOL


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Doc on Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:14 am

    me too haha

    and do kids like the first one even exist?? a 5 on 4 AP tests wtf???
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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Ahmed on Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:27 am

    Yes, these are real people. They were posting their stats on whether they got accepted or rejected.

    Decision: Rejected from Columbia

    Stats:
    SAT: 2270
    SAT IIs: 800 800 800
    GPA: N/A, Perfect score for GCE A levels
    Rank: Top 5% of my class of 850 students
    Other stats: Class representative, Softball team member, Won Merit Award for Economic Development Board Junior College Book Prize
    Subjective:
    Essays: Self-deprecatingly humorous, everyone who read it loved it and I thought the Greek mythology references might have particularly appealed to Columbia but I guess I was wrong.
    Teacher Recs: Great, or so they told me.
    Counselor Rec: Ditto
    Hook (if any): Nada.
    Location/Person:
    State or Country: Singapore
    School Type: Independent
    Ethnicity: Singaporean Chinese
    Gender: Female

    Even higher SAT...perfect SAT IIs.

    Another Asian...

    LMAO

    ACCEPTED to Columbia

    SAT: (1670) 530M, 560V, 580W
    SAT IIs: 590 MAth level1, 560 Lit, 610 U.S History
    GPA:3.7 weighed
    Rankriginally 3, but moved up to 2(Salutatorian, YAY!!!)
    Other stats:

    Essays: Pretty good, i devtoed a lot of time on them.
    Teacher Recs: Really good. Im really close to my teachers and they love me!
    Counselor Rec: Pretty generic, she doesn't really take the time to get to know the students, but I am pretty well known amongst my school faculty.
    Hook (if any):URM (African American), first-generation college student, and Debater
    EC: Debate, Internship at a prominent, corporate law firm, lots of Community Serivce.

    State or Country: New York City
    School Type: Small Public/ not competitive
    Ethnicity: Black
    Gender: Male


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Doc on Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:30 am

    ironically its these people who end up doing something stupid like majoring in art Rolling Eyes
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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Doc on Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:33 am

    LOL they hate asians

    and i swear its the same with med ... a kid would have like a 3.84 GPA, 37 MCAT and still some how get rejected ...
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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Ahmed on Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:56 pm

    This is scary:

    Decision: Waitlisted

    Stats:

    * SAT: 800 CR 790 M 770 W
    * SAT IIs: 800 Math IIC 760 Chemistry 690 Literature
    * GPA: 3.89/4.30
    * Rank: School Doesn't Rank
    * Other stats:

    Subjective:

    * Essays: Really good, I spent all of winter break and upwards of 15 drafts on it. I really, really tried to get in here.
    * Teacher Recs: Amazing, I'm sure of it.
    * Counselor Rec: Glowing as hell. She loved me.
    * Hook (if any): First generation college student, I'm also half Pakistani half Chinese.

    [ b]Location/Person:[/b]

    * State or Country: CA
    * School Type: Most competitive public high school
    * Ethnicity: Chinese/Pakistani
    * Gender: Female

    Other Factors: I'm play jazz, was first chair in Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, I'm in the youth all-star band for my city. I founded and am president of a jazz society at my school, and helped organize a huge jazz dance as a fundraiser for music. I'm a National Merit Finalist.


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by preid1220 on Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:30 pm

    ^no Ahmed it,s not scary, didn't you see that their 1/2 Asian?


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Ahmed on Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:31 pm

    ^^^Was that a joke? She got a nearly perfect SAT score...


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by preid1220 on Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:33 pm

    it was a joke.


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Ahmed on Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:36 pm

    Why am I getting nervous even though I know I have like a 1% chance?


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Doc on Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:36 pm

    15 drafts??? 15 freakin drafts???

    these kids are crazy! its just undergraduate u crazy noobs!
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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Ahmed on Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:37 pm

    I only had like 2-3 drafts lol...


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Ahmed on Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:41 pm

    Ok...I have .5% now

    Decision: Waitlisted

    Stats:

    * SAT: 800 M 800 W 780 CR
    * SAT IIs: 800 Math IIC, 700 Spanish, 690 Chem
    * GPA: 3.97 UW, 4.52 W
    * Rank: 1/125
    * Other stats: 4 AP Bio, 5 AP US Hist, 5 English Lang

    Subjective:

    * Essays: One about learning to balance team v. individual in cross country, one about watching a kid jump out of a moving car and die
    * Teacher Recs: both were pretty good I assume
    * Counselor Rec: pretty generic but nevertheless good
    * Hook (if any): Hispanic?

    Location/Person:

    * State or Country: New Mexico
    * School Type: small Catholic school
    * Ethnicity: Hispanic
    * Gender: male

    Other Factors: EC's cross country/track runner (team state championship in cross country), student government (class treasurer), NHS, National Spanish Honor Society (Vice President, but technically president because our elected president left haha)
    National Merit Scholar, National Hispanic Scholar, AP Scholar

    He later got rejected.


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Doc on Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:46 pm

    Light AE wrote:I only had like 2-3 drafts lol...

    i had like 5 drafts for my personal essay for pharm school ... these kids are insane lol
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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Ahmed on Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:47 pm

    Did you see the last one I posted: 2380 SAT score. AND Hispanic which is a URM.


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Doc on Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:49 pm

    i dont really care lol
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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Ahmed on Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:52 pm

    I have a .1% chance?

    Who thinks I'll make it Razz ??


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Doc on Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:53 pm

    dude its just undergrad
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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Ahmed on Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:56 pm

    I know that. But I want to go to an elite undergrad. Smile


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Dark Flame99966 on Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:27 pm

    Asians are an ORM.

    Also, the reason people get into Columbia is mostly your essay. Yale is another story.


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    Re: This is what gives me hope

    Post by Ahmed on Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:31 pm

    Its all the same thing. Ivys are ivys. You may be overrating Yale quite a bit IMO...

    And no that's not true...Columbia looks at everything, like any other ivy.


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