College Admissions Info

Columbia University, ‘16
BA, History, Business Management

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 3 advice topics

Student Background

From: Lower Gwynedd
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: BC, Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, Penn State, UChicago, UPenn, USC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1600
Highest SAT: 2400
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, School Theater/Plays, French Club, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

None Reported

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
133 Words
I chose to attend Columbia University because I knew I could never turn it down. It was the first school I ever visited, at the ripe old age of 13. My older sister was beginning her college search, so we stopped...

My advice about getting recommenders
240 Words
I would advise you to get a recommendation from the teacher in your intended field of study, a recommendation from a class you enjoyed or in which you excelled, and a supplemental recommendation from a teacher or mentor who has worked with you in an extracurricular activity. I asked for recommendation letters from my Junior year Precalculus and English teachers. I asked my English teacher because I was planning on majoring...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
267 Words
The full name of the university is Columbia University in the City of New York. They know they're in New York City. They know you know that too. Since everybody knows where Columbia is located, I'd advise you to skip over the vague "I want to go to Columbia because I love New York." We're notorious for lacking a student cohesion, so telling the admissions officers that you're more interested in what's happening outside the gates than in the classroom...