prutkowski02
prutkowski02,
Columbia ‘21
B.A., Economics
Hi everyone! I'm originally from the Midwest but am studying economics, political science, and music at Columbia University.
Features Included
2
Essays
6
Schools
14
Scores
5
Advice
12
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Granger, Indiana
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

A few years ago, I was offered the opportunity of a lifetime. As First Prize winner in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, I was able to perform at a recital hall of remarkable physical beauty and unmatched prestige: Carnegie Hall. Such an occasion is the archetype of success. Perhaps that is why, during weeks leading up to the performance, friends and family always felt it necessary to bring it up. “You know, Peter is going to be performing...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
292 Words
Columbia is one of the few schools in the country that maintains such a strong commitment to the liberal arts. While many may shy away from the Core Curriculum, I am intrigued by it, given its emphasis on history, literature, and policy, which are already some of my main academic interests. The Core allows for intense debate, discussion, and contemplation of these subjects and their impact upon other fields and society as a whole. Such a broad study of the...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
55 Words
Columbia loves specific talent! Almost everyone I've met is very talented in terms of artistic ability, musical...
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How I chose schools to apply to
36 Words
Keep in mind that Notre Dame is 80% Catholic. Being Catholic is...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
23 Words
I would have applied to fewer schools...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
32 Words
I never even investigated using a private admissions counselor. If...
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My advice about getting recommenders
20 Words
Make sure that you ask to...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesLocal Orchestra / Symphony / Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, Student Council / Government, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Church, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Nursing Home Volunteer, Hospital Volunteer, Political Campaign, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Science Club/Team
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Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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