sdoliver
sdoliver,
UChicago ‘18
B.S., Statistics
Recently graduated from an Early College Entrance Program and accepted to the University of Chicago.
Features Included
4
Essays
4
Schools
11
Scores
3
Advice
2
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Howard University (Washington, DC)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.S. in Statistics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Contentment is difficult. Contentment must be predictable enough not to be overly stressful, engaging enough not to be boring, defined enough to be grasped, but still elusive enough to be in contention. Contentment is not found in passivity, but in engagement. Although I have found passing contentment in drinking tea, watching a storm, or reading a favorite book, the greatest contentment I have ever experienced was in an art gallery while viewing the works of Glen Ligon. Entitled Negro Sunshine,...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
934 Words
Mantis Shrimp are unfortunate enough to have to live underwater. This is an incredibly biased opinion, however, because if the shrimp were asked, they would undoubtedly believe that we, as far fetched as it sounds, are the unfortunate ones, living with all of the air and dry land. If we were on speaking terms, this relatively huge divide between our cultures would be devastating. Doubtless, we would have engaged the mantis shrimp in many a war. Fortunately for all involved,...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
247 Words
My goals are to live in the desert and create spacecraft, preferably while fostering children as an old woman. Efficiency dictates that I perfect my skills in all necessary areas, notably: being crotchety, applied math and science, and engineering. The University of Chicago is the ideal place for me to start. Socially, the University appears to offer an open, accepting space, full of differing views. Learning new things from and about those around me has always appealed to me. I...
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Additional Essay Details
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Topic for school specific essay: The mantis shrimp can perceive both polarized light and multispectral images; they have the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom. Human eyes have color receptors for three colors (red, green, and blue); the mantis shrimp has receptors for sixteen types of color, enabling them to see a spectrum far beyond the capacity of the human brain. Seriously, how cool is the mantis shrimp: mantisshrimp.uchicago.edu What might they be able to see that...
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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
46 Words
My recommendation letters were written by my school principle, who'd taught me in class...
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What I’d change about my application process
44 Words
I wish that I'd completed my art supplement and added it to my...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
39 Words
Research work can really help you in your college application process. If...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.80
(no specification of weighting)
High School TypeMagnet
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
1910
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1350
Other SAT Scores
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChoir, Tutoring/Mentoring

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences

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