indyraji said:Hello everyone
i am interested in applying to columbia university and i want to know whether i have to submit notarized copies of my toefl and national board or have them mailed diectly to the institution.
ana29 said:does anyone know what shuld be the approximate length of the personal statement for university of columbia.
the application form mentions that the personal statement shuld be about 250 words... i think thats too short.
however the website mentions 1-2 page personal statement which sounds good.
i am not sure which ones right...
does anyone have any idea?
R_vaidya said:I have checked a lot of universities on the East Coast myself by meeting the doctors and the actual students who are accepted at Columbia and a lot other universities too. This was through my dentist that I work with who was an alumni and we both found out that for the last couple of years they have been accepting only 1-3 international dentists per year. These are usually if you have a MDS from your home country with a lot of experience or similar backgrounds. I would sincerely suggest you to not apply there as its a waste of $100 application fee. This is a way for them to make easy money as its $100 per student into 1000 students i.e. 100,000. If you dont believe me, you can certainly call them directly at http://dental.columbia.edu/education/advanced_stan.htm
and ask them "Approx how many international students actually get accepted at the university"?
I hope this helps to most of the people who read this message before wasting their money on theri applications.
I am sorry but I have a different opinion on this as I got into columbia last year . Though I know the seats are very less Generally 1-3 or 1-4 but its not necessary that u require MDS . Both of us who got selected neither had any MDS nor any MS degree . The only thing to restrict yourself is your part-1 score. If its below 91-92 your chance fades away for an interview call. The best part of columbia is they call only 8-10 people for the interview and give the results in 3-5 days so no waste of time and money.
So I suggest high scorers do apply for columbia.
godbless said:hi sangmitr,
thanks for your input, can you please mention your score and the score of the other person selected with you last year, so that we get an idea?
since you are in columbia , do you know how many spots they have this year?and their interview date?please reply, thanks