In for the win: how to get into Columbia

Recorded Friday, July 30 at 08:00 PM

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School information

Columbia University

New York, NY

Join Yesh for the latest installment of In for the Win, where he will discuss how you can get into: Columbia University in the city of New York. Yesh will cover how to optimize your application to better your chances of getting into this school, covering topics such as the acceptance rate, GPA and SAT statistics, and the admission essays.

We'll cover factors like the school's diversity and what it means for applicants, explore the different schools and majors offered, and get into some fun facts about the university.

We'll also have a Q&A at the end, so come with all your questions about the big “C” in the Big Apple.

School information

Columbia University

New York, NY
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Undergrad College: Boston University '20

Major: Medical Science

Graduate College: Boston University School of Medicine

Work Experience: I've been working at CollegeVine for 3 years mentoring students through BS/MD and undergraduate admissions. I am currently a medical student and have done research at Boston Medical Center, Dana-Farber, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Yesh and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
9:41@pickles22:why do so many pre-meds go to Colombia? is Colombia a good premed college
15:12@pickles22:what does legacy mean
29:05@uhrohraggy:legacy means a sibling or more commonly a parent/guardian previously attended the university
29:17@snsh5713:Will a Humanities student be disadvantaged if they take Physics 2 instead of Physics C
30:07@britney:what kind of HS academic classes would you suggest for an education major?
31:00@ramen:Will your chances change if you go to private school?
35:02@alexwahl:Would you recommend submitting AP scores as supplementary material? If so, should you submit only 5's or are 4's fine too?
38:07@ramen:What do admission officers think about higher GPAs, but lower SAT/ACT score?
39:03@meghanwysocki:would you recommend submitting 3's to a college like columbia?
39:26@snsh5713:On the theme of reporting AP scores, how important are they in the evaluation process? Is it important to have a 5 in your declared major? And can a 3 in your intended major hurt you or be non-reported? Will non-reported scores of 3 hurt the application?
40:31@snsh5713:Is the zipcode counted as your school or your home?
60:34@snsh5713:What were the ED acceeptance rates for last year?
61:49@ramen:does weighted GPA matter? And if asked to provide a GPA, should we submit a weighted or unweighted?
62:32@Ksr2021:What would be the GPA cutoff for an Asian male from a private school in NJ applying to Columbia?

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