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Columbia315908,
Columbia ‘21
B.A., Sustainability Studies
Comic Sans MS enthusiast.
Features Included
3
Essays
5
Schools
1
Scores
3
Advice
2
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Haslum, Norway
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language No

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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Columbia University (New York, NY)

Applied for a B.A. in Sustainability Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

In mere seconds, it’s all gone; the golden locks fall to the floor. Timidly, I gaze at the bald girl in the mirror, surrounded by thick chunks of my former hair. Scattered on the ground is an accumulation of dead cells, symbolic of a social structure that has long confined me. What I had once regarded as one of the greatest dimensions of my gender identity, my most prominent feminine trait, was no more than a slice through a...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
299 Words
Winter is coming, it drapes itself akin to a pall over Norway. Leaves descend over dead and decayed matter. Flocks of birds migrate south, squirrels bury hazelnuts in our garden, and the entire neighborhood installs snow tires. Fall signifies a preparation for the looming coldness that our elders have warned us of, the winter darkness we spare our candles for. Similar to how the common knowledge of winter is paramount to the functioning of my country, the knowledge covered in...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
302 Words
“Why is it like this here?” It begins with curiosity, by asking questions. In 2005, my family moved to Angola, a country trembling after a civil war where economic growth was scarce outside spheres of power. Similar patterns of disparities were evident in Dubai, where we relocated in 2007. Observing these economies lubricated by oil, yet in stark contrast to my Norwegian welfare state, sparked endless “whys” in me. Why are there regional gaps in power and technology? Why does history follow...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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What set me apart from other applicants
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High School Performance

GPA
3.87
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypeInternational
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1500
 
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SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Political Campaign

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