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How I got into Columbia (Interview 11)


SAT: 1480 (750 Math, 730 Reading)

ACT: 35 (34 English, 36 Math, 35 Reading, 36 Science)

GPA: 3.87

Rank in Class: 6

Size of Class: 247

Ap's Taken: Biology, Chemistry, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, American History, World History, European History, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, English Language, English Literature, French Language, Statistics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Physics Mechanics, Physics Electromagnetism


  • I interned at JP Morgan during my junior and senior years.

  • I was my class President during my freshman, sophomore, and junior years.

  • I was president of the computer science club in my senior year.

Personal Story

"I'm really not sure how I felt on the day because it was mixed with a lot of other emotions from the other applications but once I had time to truly take in everything, it felt amazing. I felt this sense of peace knowing that I was okay and that I had just taken a huge step in having a better future for myself and those I care about."

Useful Advice

"I think that something I found pretty useful was having a college coach. A teacher from my school used to be an admissions officer for Princeton party time and served as a guide to help me design my resume, essays, and whole application in such a way that I had the best possible chance of getting to the schools I dreamed of.

If you can I'd recommend a course planner and college coach because they really help clarify everything and help out a lot."

Columbia Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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