College Admissions Info

aros888
aros888
University of Chicago ‘17
BS, Computational and Applied Mathematics

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

I'm a second year computation and applied math major at UChicago who is most interested in computer science, math, and statistics.
From: Fort Lauderdale , Florida
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, Miami
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

2380
SAT
36
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2380
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High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Math Team, National Honor Society, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
303 Words
My Why UChicago essay: The University of Chicago has a phenomenal educational system. But you knew that, and you also know that good education in America is not exclusive to the University of Chicago. The quarter system is an attractive feature as well, and has many advantages, and I'm in love with the city of Chicago. But none of these alone is what makes me certain that the University of Chicago is the place I want to spend the next...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
958 Words
The day was December 25, 2002; my eighth Christmas. As always on Christmas morning, I was sitting around the Christmas tree with my family, barely able to sip my chocolate milk for all my excitement; it was finally time to unwrap all the presents! But with each new present unwrapped, my excitement fell. By the time all the presents under the tree had been opened, I was nearly in tears; despite all the exciting new toys my sister had unwrapped, all I...













Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
675 Words
Question 1. How does the University of Chicago, as you know it now, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future? Please address with some specificity your own wishes and how they relate to UChicago. The University of Chicago has a phenomenal educational system. But you knew that, and you also know that good education in America is not exclusive to the University of Chicago. The quarter system is an attractive feature as well, and has many...









Additional Essay Details:
519 Words
For my common app essay, I wrote about a diving trip in which my Uncle's equipment malfunctioned. I managed to stay calm and get him 60 feet up to the surface while sharing air. I hear the sharp, frantic clink of metal on metal: “tap-tap-tap”. This is unusual; at this point in the dive, the only sounds I usually hear are those of my own rhythmic breathing. I swivel as quickly as I can through the deep, dark water and turn...







College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
14 Words
An interview isn't strictly...





How I chose schools to apply to
46 Words
Early action schools that aren't exclusive, such as UChicago and MIT, are generally worth...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
97 Words
It's very nice to have a city school, for one. There are so many opportunities for internships, work, etc. For UChicago more specifically, I very much enjoy the common...





My favorite course thus far, and why
68 Words
I really enjoyed TAPS 101 (an introductory acting course) because it allowed an opportunity to relax and explore something new amidst...





How I chose schools to apply to
19 Words
I applied early to UChicago, and...