Chance me for Columbia

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elorica8
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Chance me for Columbia

Postby elorica8 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:27 am

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twenty
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Re: Chance me for Columbia

Postby twenty » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:57 am

Columbia's a funny duck. Typically they waitlist URMs with your numbers, but accept URMs with much lower numbers (the 2011 cycle, a 160 3.87 MA got in). If you *really* want Columbia, no reason not to ED, seeing as you're not looking at too much in the way of scholarship money anyway.

However, in the interest of full disclosure, you have probably a 50/50 shot at S, and 30-60% chance at H. If this were my cycle, I'd RD everywhere and retake in December to try and pick up H/S. But if you're really happy with Columbia, ED.

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Re: Chance me for Columbia

Postby BlaqBella » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:06 am

What type of URM?

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Re: Chance me for Columbia

Postby mr.hands » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:32 am

BlaqBella wrote:What type of URM?


This is the only relevant question

elorica8
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Re: Chance me for Columbia

Postby elorica8 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:55 pm

African American female, father is an immigrant.

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Re: Chance me for Columbia

Postby iMisto » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:56 pm

elorica8 wrote:African American female, father is an immigrant.


ED. 8)

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Re: Chance me for Columbia

Postby KevinP » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:11 pm

Unless you absolutely want CLS, I recommend you don't ED. As AA Female with those numbers, you have a great shot at HYS.

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BlaqBella
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Re: Chance me for Columbia

Postby BlaqBella » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:12 pm

elorica8 wrote:African American female, father is an immigrant.


Is CLS your top choice?

You have a shot at Harvard and even Stanford. I won't ED to anywhere unless CLS is your absolute top choice and you can't see yourself attending anywhere else.

However, I advise you apply to all the T14s and see who takes a bite. There will be many acceptances coming your way!

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Re: Chance me for Columbia

Postby elorica8 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:35 pm

Thank you everyone for your speedy and helpful replies. I was thinking of EDing at CLS because I thought I didn't have a good shot at it (if, as I sometimes fear, I will max-out in the high 160s). I also didn't think I had a chance in hell at HYS, so thanks for weighing in here.

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Re: Chance me for Columbia

Postby BlaqBella » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:45 pm

elorica8 wrote:Thank you everyone for your speedy and helpful replies. I was thinking of EDing at CLS because I thought I didn't have a good shot at it (if, as I sometimes fear, I will max-out in the high 160s). I also didn't think I had a chance in hell at HYS, so thanks for weighing in here.


Sending PM your way.

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Re: Chance me for Columbia

Postby JWalker » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:12 pm

Jumping on the "Don't ED" bandwagon. You'll probably get one of HYS and at the very least CCN with money.




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