How to write the Columbia essays

Recorded Monday, August 23 at 10:00 PM

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Columbia University

New York, NY

Columbia is known for its top-tier academics and ever-slimming acceptance rate. Its location in New York City and prestigious reputation attract candidates from all over the world. With a school this exclusive, you're going to want essays that really stand out.

Join Yesh as he walks you through how to craft the perfect responses to each of the short-answer and longer essay prompts.

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

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28:59@Rajo:does columbia accept commmon app essays??
35:48@Rajo:this livestream is going to be recorded, right?
36:04@dev8:For the book listing question, are we allowed to list books above or below the expected reading level?
36:57@cynn.thetic:For a book series that we read, should be include all the books in the series?
37:39@Rajo:for the listing question, do you have to explain why you like them?? and how much is a good number?
38:55@dev8:Do you have any tips for researching for the "why school" essay?
40:25@cynn.thetic:How can we differentiate the Why Us prompt from the Why Major essay?
42:31@Rajo:what's the profile review session about?
43:06@cynn.thetic:Would it be advisable to talk a lot about the locational aspects that we like? Like in NYC?
44:02@Rajo:is the next one the last profile review session for this year?
45:08@dev8:Could we mention specific extracurricular activities we would like to join in the why school essay? If so, where can we find information about different organizations?


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