ChristinaC
ChristinaC,
Columbia ‘18
B.A., Sustainability Studies
Senior & Sustainable Development major. California meets East Coast.
Features Included
4
Essays
4
Schools
13
Scores
5
Advice
2
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown San Diego, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
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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

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I grew up in the classic American suburb, complete with near-identical houses and an ice cream truck that jingled up and down our streets all summer long. It was an idyllic, safe existence and, of course, a completely sheltered one. If I had really tried, or probably even if I had just not done anything, that bubble would have cocooned me into adolescence, blissful, warm, and ignorant. I busted out of that cocoon by reading. Every day after elementary school,...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
306 Words
In the heat of a great discussion, I feel what psychologists call “flow” and athletes call “the zone”. I love the way my ideas constantly shift as they reform or reverse based on other people’s arguments. When I am moved to speak, something takes over, and I can express myself more smoothly and strongly than I do even in my own head. When I read about Columbia’s Core Curriculum, I knew that it would help me grow in...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
294 Words
My freshman year, I had the dual gift of being placed in an incredible social studies course and discovering Whatever It Takes (WIT). The class, taught by one of my favorite teachers, spent six months investigating current global issues ranging from poverty to disease epidemics. WIT’s program challenged me to look at problems- starting locally- and find the most innovative ways to solve them. When I reflect on how my identity has formed during high school, I can’t...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
13 Words
Columbia had several 150 words-or-less essays that I'd be happy to share on request
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General Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
32 Words
University Writing is required for all freshman, and I took...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
118 Words
My friends and I always say we can't imagine going to school any place other than New York City. There's always something to do, and in a way I feel like I'm getting a more...
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What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
53 Words
Two of the biggest problems I have with Columbia are the administration and the culture of...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
61 Words
I did go to a private admissions counselor, but I didn't find her very helpful. She pushed me...
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How I chose schools to apply to
88 Words
I knew I loved Columbia, so I applied Early Decision. Many of the other schools I liked were also early decision or single-choice Early Action, so...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

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

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Track & Field, Soccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Rotary Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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