College Admissions Info

haleyjay11
University of Chicago ‘

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, NYU, Texas A&M, UT Austin, UMich, BC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

2000
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1410
Other SAT Scores:
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High School Performance

AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Gay/Straight Alliance, School theater/plays, Improv club/team, Rotary Club
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College Application Essays

1082 Words
The lesson was to teach us that every action made on stage has a reason behind it, and I have never been the same since. I realized instantaneously that he had taught me more about being a human being in that class period than I had learned in my fourteen and a half years of living. That I had actual intentions when I spoke was an idea alien to me. On some level, I knew that when I asked my...















Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
1468 Words
8th century B.C. philosopher Hesiod once said “I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words.” 2800 years later, the fate of the world unravelled admittedly better than he had planned. Still, he was dissatisfied with those chosen to represent the generation after him, just as generation x and beyond criticize those who represent today’s young people. Who represents the...



















College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
468 Words
I applied to a super random collection of schools because I had very little idea of what I was doing in the college application process. I don't advise this! Try to be reasonable about where you're looking in a number of ways. First, don't bother applying to schools you wouldn't go to. It's a waste of your time and money. Second, do your research. Not only are there a couple schools I applied to for very whimsical reasons, but there are also a number of schools I didn't apply to for equally whimsical reasons. It's really difficult to conceptualize what...









What set me apart from other applicants
406 Words
To this day I wonder sometimes if UChicago meant to accept me, but whether or not it was an accident, they did it and now I'm here. It was my dream school and I worked very hard to get here, and part of that hard work meant submitting an incredibly strategic application that ultimately represented ME incredibly well. In a lot of ways I was a very average applicant. I'm demographically very average (white, middle class, have one brother, have two married parents who attended college, etc). I went to a very average high school where I did pretty well...