My name is Susanna and I got into Columbia University because I found a way to communicate my identity to the admissions board in a way that felt authentic and comfortable to me at the time. I did this through my personal statement and supplementary essays, which I drafted over and over again. I also had the input of some really wonderful friends and teachers to guide me through the process to express myself in a way I was proud of. At the time, I was also very aware of what I was interested in and how this related to my background, personality, desired majors, and general hobbies--and I think this self reflection really helped me (and the schools I was applying to!) identify why I would be a good fit in an environment like Columbia.
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Acceptance Rate: 5.9%
Average High School GPA: 4.13
ACT Composite Score (25th - 75th Percentile): 33-35
SAT Math Scores (25th - 75th Percentile): 740-800
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (25th - 75th Percentile): 710-760