College Admissions Info

alanacate
alanacate
University of Chicago ‘15
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

4th year undergraduate at UChicago: I'm a runner, cheerleader, and someone who hopes to create legislative policy in either healthcare or education
From: St. Joseph , Michigan
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, MSU, Marquette
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Catalan

Test Scores

32
ACT
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High School Performance

4.20
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country (Recruited), Track & Field (Recruited), Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Gay/Straight Alliance, Math Team, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Spanish Club
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College Application Essays

127 Words
My personal statement was written from the selected topic of find x; Within my essay, I wrote about my perception of how the illicit "x" represents a final product; therefore, we human beings have not found it as we have not completed living our lives just yet. I recounted a story my grandfather told me about a near death experience and the things he saw; for him, he was nearing the, "x" the meanings of his life, but he left...



Supplemental Essay: Time off from school
316 Words
When you're not in school or have time for yourself, what do you enjoy doing? When I get a few hours to put aside responsibilities, I enjoy reading and watching shows based around morality, history, and crime, usually spiced with a hint of feminism. My favorite authors are George Orwell and Sara Paretsky. Complete opposites in the literary spectrum, but both the writers of captivating stories that I have re-read instead of doing my assigned homework. Their books have such...





College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
143 Words
There's really no magic formula for Chicago; to me, and a lot of the students, the admission process is an absolute mystery. What does hold though, is almost all the students are hard-workers and love to learn. A strong GPA is definitely, in...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
101 Words
In college, I joined the cheerleading team and have been a member since my first year. In addition, I am a member of the UChicago Road Runners club and served...





Post-college plans
73 Words
Right now, I am applying for jobs and fellowships: currently, I work for the Illinois Network of Charter Schools as a part...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
82 Words
A good "why us" essay will address how specific elements of a UChicago education will benefit you, the student. What parts of the core curriculum...





What set me apart from other applicants
58 Words
I think I was set apart by being a first generation college student; my interview went very...





My advice about getting recommenders
112 Words
My three recommendation letters were all written by my high school teachers: My AP Literature teacher, my Spanish teacher, and my forensic science teacher (who I had known for almost ten years). My English...