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How I got into Columbia (Interview 4)


SAT: 1570 (790 Math, 780 Reading)

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

GPA: 3.95

Rank in Class: 3

Size of Class: 248

Ap's Taken: Chemistry, Physics Mechanics, Physics Electricity and Magnetism, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, Environmental Science, Biology, American History, Statistics, Computer Science, English Language


  • I volunteered at my hometown public library 6 days a week after school since 10 years old

  • I dance ballet and have been dancing since I was 5 years old

  • I was the co-founder of my schools Environmental Club and ran it for all four years while in high school.

Personal Story

"It was pretty cool getting into Columbia. Ithaca is a gorgeous city and I love the general feeling in the air as it relates to Columbia. Getting in was exciting and I'm really excited to meet new people and have new relationships with interesting people."

Useful Advice

"Something I wish I would have done was to have a little bit more guidance as to how exactly someone goes about doing the whole college thing. I assumed that I could figure it out all by myself, I know that I could have saved myself a ton of stress by reaching out for help and asking someone to help me out with everything."

Columbia Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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