MontanaBorn
MontanaBorn,
Columbia ‘15
B.S., Environmental Engineering
Features Included
2
Essays
1
Schools
9
Scores
6
Advice
2
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Kalispell, Montana
GenderFemale
EthnicityNative American, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.S. in Environmental Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Lessons of the Landscape To my Blackfeet people, Chief Mountain is power. Elders say that when Chief crumbles to the ground, the world will end. Today, I will ascend this bastion of identity. Climbing Chief Mountain is a rite of passage in my family. Unlike the pre-Columbian days, when the Blackfeet fasted for days and requested a vision from the spirit, our family climb now is only a day long trip: a challenging ascent that will help me progress towards...
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Supplemental Essay Scholarship application
527 Words
In June, I will don my beaded graduation cap to accept my diploma. After three years of high school, I will complete this journey a full year ahead of others my age. Despite this, I have taken the most advanced classes available to me, boasting 8 AP classes in only two years. I am also involved in numerous extra-curricular activities including Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish Honor Society), National Honor Society, Young Democrats, and the 2011 State Championship Speech and Debate team....
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
46 Words
Because the Ivy League gives great financial aid to students whose families make less...
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How to increase chances at my school
41 Words
If you are certain about which school you want to apply to,...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
31 Words
I'm extremely active in Native American Council, but I've...
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My advice about getting recommenders
82 Words
I chose my debate/tennis coach (who was also a teacher) to write one recommendation, another from my Spanish teacher, and the last from my...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
172 Words
I'm not quite sure what a private admission counselor is, though I encourage anyone that is particularly interested in a school to research who their admission counselor will be. For example, many school divide counselors by region, but often times they have a counselor that deals specifically with "Prospective Native Students," for...
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Post-college plans
40 Words
Though I'm still deciding if I want to apply to grad school,...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.80
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1830
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1300
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field, Tennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, National Honor Society

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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