Columbia is situated in the beating heart of New York City, Manhattan. Not only is this area full of culture but it's in close proximity to many world-leading businesses!
Columbia is a well regarded Ivy League college, ranking number 3 in US News' 2021 Best National University Rankings.
80% of undergraduate classes taught at Columbia have fewer than 20 students allowing direct connection with the faculty.
All students graduate with a foundational understanding of literature, philosophy, art, music and science.
Columbia has the fourth-largest number of international students of any college or university in the U.S.
Columbia has a very impressive roster of alumni, including; Barack Obama, James Franco and Alexander Hamilton.
Columbia University is comprised of three undergraduate schools – Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of General Studies – as well as a number of graduate and professional schools, including the highly ranked Business School, Teachers College, Law School and College of Physicians and Surgeons. Columbia is looking for students who are "intelligent, independent thinkers with solid academics, special abilities, and thoughtful interests."
Each year, thousands of ambitious students apply for a place at Columbia, but the competition is notoriously fierce. So, how do you know if you have what it takes to compete? Book a complimentary university strategy meeting with the Crimson team today and find out!
Top US universities are looking for the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow. As a result, they attract - and seek - well-rounded students who are not only eager to learn but likely to inspire others.
Whilst strong academics are a must, students must also demonstrate extracurricular engagement and clear personal qualities.
In short, good grades are not enough!
Alongside A/A* grades top universities would look for 1500+ SAT / 32+ ACT scores. However good scores alone are not enough to gain you admission!
They want to see evidence of consistent extracurricular engagement in something you're passionate about. They also want to see evidence of leadership; students who take on responsibility and inspire those around them.
This is your opportunity for the Admissions Officer to really get to know you, it's a reflective, creative and personal essay. But, they are more interested in the effect the event had on you than the story itself.
Admissions Officers want to ensure that their university is the best fit for both you and them. They are looking for students that will compliment both the classroom dormitory atmosphere.
Applying to top US universities is a difficult and stressful task which is why so many students seek external support.
Each of our programmes are tailored to the student and are delivered by a carefully selected team of mentors who provide focussed support with each and every aspect of the process.
We are proud to say that students who work with us are four times as likely to get into their dream university than those who apply alone.
By speaking to one of our Academic Advisors you will receive;
Multi-year support with application preparation and submission with the help of a personalised roadmap.
One-to-one sessions covering test content, technique and confidence for the best chance of getting a great score.
Support with personal essay ideation, tone, language and structure as well as multi-draft feedback.
Extracurricular and leadership project planning, execution and reporting to ensure passion and impact are demonstrated in the application.
Coaching on how to answer common questions and communicate a story persuasively.
Guidance on the options, requirements and help completing necessary paperwork.
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