alanacate
alanacate,
UChicago ‘15
B.A., Political Science and Government
4th year undergraduate at UChicago: I'm a runner, cheerleader, and someone who hopes to create legislative policy in either healthcare or education
Features Included
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Essays
5
Schools
6
Scores
6
Advice
6
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown St. Joseph, Michigan
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, Catalan

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
  • Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
127 Words
Creative personal story, Story central to identity
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...
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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...
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General 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.2
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country (Recruited), Track & Field (Recruited), Soccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesBroadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Gay/Straight Alliance, Math Team, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Spanish Club

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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