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22 September 2003 @ 11:29 pm
 
So I might get totally yelled at because technically, I'm not actually a student, but I just had a question for the class above me.

Columbia is like my DREAM college. I visited the campus this summer with my dad who went to Columbia for grad school and I was ready to move in right away. My GPA is fine and so are my recommendations/extracurriculars but my SAT scores weren't amazing.

Anyway, long story short. What are the lowest math and verbal scores you've heard of that got accepted?
 
 
 
delvalled2000 on September 24th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
Okay so congrats on being the first one to ask this. Last year I'm pretty sure that all of us in the 2010 community asked the very same, or similar.


I suck at math, and the SAT math section, so I think my score was pretty darn low. 600 and proud. As for loweer ones... a friend of mine got a 560 on the math. Verbal, I honestly have no idea coz it just seems easier to score higher on that.

good luck applying.
call me william burroughshabitualkick on September 24th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
(630! high five!)

(also, i wouldn't say that it's easier to score higher on the verbal section, but mostly 'cause--whoops! there goes my entire sense of self-worth.)
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call me william burroughshabitualkick on September 24th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
(haha, just kidding, of course.)

and yes. listen to this one.
Cindyragingpoptart on September 24th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
I think the lowest verbal I've heard of was a 540, but the math was really high...like a 720 or something. I dunno. I think most of the people I've met that had really low scores on one side had really high ones on the other.

Hope this was helpful.

-- Cindy
yossarianjuxtapose_this on September 24th, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
I think CU accepts the ACT as well, which I found to be a lot easier--and, more importantly, way more fair. So maybe that'd be an option for you, because while I did very well on the SATs, I still think they're terrible exams that don't actually "examine" anything (besides whether or not you use The Princeton Review :P ).
cococourtx15 on September 25th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
I don't think SAT's are really that big a deal, I know a ton of people with relatively "low" scores, definitely out of the bracket that the stats on the website say... I think it's more important to be really well-rounded and have something else that really stands out, that will make them think you'll really add to the community.
Madelinehellomdolly on September 25th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
You should visit www.collegeconfidential.com

Or, well... you shouldn't because it's an addictive time-waster where you compare yourself to all the other people who are applying to your dream school.

But, I spent a fair amount of time there during my senior year while waiting to hear from Columbia. A lot of people posted their results here.

I wouldn't worry too much about your scores. I was deferred ED, so in early spring I went to campus and pitched my case directly to my admissions rep. I swear to god, that's what got me in. If you really want Columbia, make sure they know it.
believeandlovebelieveandlove on October 8th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
I have no idea why I never thought to come here, but I too have a question that concerns SAT scores. I'm applying to the School of Engineering and I am currently a senior in high school. They ask for two subject tests math and physics/chemistry. Do they place a lot on subject tests? Everyone else above said that Columbia doesn't worry too much with SAT I but how about SAT II? Thanks : )