College Admissions Info

gracejjoy
gracejjoy
University of Chicago, ‘16
BA, Art History

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Chicago , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Transfer
Accepted At: Denver U, Tulane, UChicago, Miami, Illinois, Northwestern
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

32
ACT
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Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse
Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Nursing Home Volunteer, Volunteer Coach, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

Last summer, I prepared to embark on my latest journey: college. That coming August, I would be heading southeast to the University of Miami, leaving my family and friends behind. I packed my bags, boarded a flight and a few hours later, I arrived in the place where I believed I would spend my next four years. At University of Miami, the small class size and the seminar formats have presented a great setting in which to learn. The highly...













Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
1147 Words
As I entered my morning class, there were 100 other students in the lecture. After scanning the room, and heading toward an empty chair in the front of the room, my professor called my name. She had a huge smile wiped across her face when she asked where I got my t-shirt. Whenever we had time to spare, my mother and I loved to venture through vintage stores. We would explore the racks of shoes in search of the hidden designer...















Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
258 Words
My home is one the most significant places in my life. It is more than four walls and a roof, it is the foundation of my upbringing. Everyday I wake up in my bed, I am reminded of the old memories I have made and the new experiences I will go on to have in my house. Every time I go downstairs into the kitchen and I see the small notches on the door frame measuring mine and my twin...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
432 Words
Northwestern University provides a learning environment with limitless opportunities. Driving along Sheridan Road, I used to press my nose to the window of our car as I listened to my mother telling me stories of her many days spent on Northwestern’s campus years ago. Northwestern is filled with memories of my family’s past, and it’s potentially a place for me to create new memories and build my future. Equipped with an abundance of resources, I would be...







Additional Essay Details:
141 Words
I went to University of Miami with the wrong expectations and intentions. Don't get me wrong, it is a FABULOUS institution with supportive academic advisors, brilliant professor, a handful of motivated students and perfect weather... but after drinking too much, grappling with my mother's recent death and transitioning to living in the "fast" life in South Florida... I soon (and harshly) realized after a few too many unfortunate experiences that I was in an environment that was not conducive to...



College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
136 Words
I used a private admissions counselor, Harriet Gershman and Associates in Evanston, Illinois. I owe a lot of my success to Harriet and her team. Without her continued guidance I would not have been able to apply initially to University of...