College Admissions Info

cc1713
cc1713
Columbia University ‘17
BA, Comparative Literature, Pre-Medicine Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays
  • 7 advice topics

Student Background

Hi! I'm currently a second-year student in Columbia College, and I love it here! I am pre-med, and I plan on majoring in Medicine, Literature and Society!
From: Dumont
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: Columbia
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, Spanish, Arabic, Swahili

Test Scores

2370
SAT
35
ACT
Highest SAT: 2370
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, French Club, Hospital Volunteer, Multicultural / International Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Choir
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College Application Essays

570 Words
My heart pounds violently against my chest, pushing against the smooth blue fabric of my dress. My eyes and ears strain to listen for a possible approaching threat, while I try to appear mesmerized by the white satin tablecloth. I can practically see the silverware quivering, shaking, and as I realize that the adrenaline rush I am feeling is causing my hands to tremble, too, I feel someone seize my arm. The panic that I have been trying to keep...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
338 Words
Villanova supplement: My favorite aspect of traveling is listening to people speak different languages. I find it incredible how regardless of where in the world they live, people have created verbal representations that, though often completely different, represent the same objects and concepts. Our intricate languages are what set us apart as a species, what has allowed us to prosper and progress intellectually and form a worldwide human community despite differences in culture and environment. I love listening to a...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
271 Words
Columbia supplement: "Please tell us what you found meaningful about one of the above-mentioned books, publications or cultural events." When I first began to read Siddhartha, I assumed that the cultural and religious differences would make it difficult for me to relate too closely to any of the characters. I read it without expecting much from it by way of an exciting read or even a learning experience. However, midway through the book I encountered what I feel is one...





College Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
133 Words
Do not try to fool the admissions officers! They can see right through you if you are not being sincere. The best essays come from the heart, and while I initially was freaking out about what would impress the admissions office the most, I ended up just writing about something I am super passionate about and how a very specific...



5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Overachieving, dedicated, perfectionist, ambitious, passionate

What I’d change about my application process
51 Words
I would not have applied at the last minute! There was an even greater stress level because I waited until the very last day to finish my essays. This shouldn't have been the case, because I was already sure where I wanted to apply to early! Don't procrastinate completing your applications!

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
8 Words
I did not use a private admissions counselor.

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
35 Words
There are lots of schools in the city, so don't focus only on location when writing your "Why Us" for Columbia. You can certainly mention it, but this shouldn't come off as your sole motivation!

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
43 Words
There are lots of pre-medical clubs, but ultimately I chose AMSA because of the people. It was definitely a process of trial and error, so don't feel as though you need to keep the same extracurriculars from your first semester of freshmen year!

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
66 Words
I only interviewed with Columbia, and I thought I had bombed completely! I was very nervous at first, but looking back, I know that what stood out was my passion when discussing what my plans for the future were. It is hard to fake enthusiasm for something you don't actually enjoy, so being able to talk about what I loved...