Hey CAhopeful09, I know how you feel. I was also rejected from Columbia, my first choice, and I have NO idea why... I had a 3.96 GPA from a widely known state school, 1200+ GREs, lots and lots of relevant medical volunteer experience, and stellar reccommendations (I was told this by an interviewer at another school I applied to). I also worked really, really hard on my essays... I was absolutely CRUSHED when I found out I didn't get in. I received the email while I was at work and I spent the rest of the day in my cubicle trying to hide my tears from my coworkers... Maybe I didn't get accepted because I applied to the ultra-competitive Anesthesia track?? But still, I heard they consider you for another specialty if they don't accept you for Anesthesia... But no, they completely threw out my app. Not even waitlisted... Why, Columbia, why?
The other schools I applied to are U. Miami, NYU, and Yale. So far only accepted to Yale for the Acute Care specialty but I would rather go to NYU since I currently live in Manhattan and don't want to move. And I think I'm going to get rejected from Miami because I just realized I don't have the Anatomy Laboratory pre-req.
When do we hear back from NYU??? Does anyone know officially? The website seems to say multiple things.