What was your high school resume applying to Columbia?
This is the worst question I have ever received. I’m answering because you’re not gonna like my answer and I’m happy to brag.
3.96 unweighted GPA, 2400 SAT score. Another 800 in Math II Subject SAT. Out of 9 APs, got less than a 5 on three of them. Did IB, graduated with an IB diploma as well as a high school diploma.
President of French Honors Society. Vice President of Music Honors Society. National Merit Scholarship finalist and winner. Native fluency in three languages.
Concertmaster of nearly every youth orchestra I’ve graced with my presence since the seventh grade. Including All-County Festival Orchestra, All-State Festival Orchestra (Senior), school orchestra, and the best orchestras in the state. Soloed with professional orchestras in the state, won countless solo competitions at the state and national level.
Toured internationally with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Played with artists including Charles Dutoit and Marin Alsop. Played for Martin O’Malley, Henry Kissinger, and Obama. Did Aspen Music Festival. (Studied with Sylvia Rosenberg.) Performed on NBC and Voice of America. Gave a TEDx Talk. Won prizes at competitions for chamber music at the national level.
And in my off-time I played soccer, taught myself guitar and piano, danced, beatboxed, did acapella, composed, arranged, volunteered at my local hospital, volunteered at orchestra auditions, became lifeguard/CPR certified, and literally planted trees.
None of this is fucking exaggerated. None. So the next time you ask a shitty question like this to reassure yourself that you’re qualified to be an Ivy leaguer, think the fuck again. Everyone here is too overqualified for your shit.