College Admissions Info

Jwhitty32
Jwhitty32
University of Chicago ‘20
BS, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

If you're looking for that ray of hope that someone unspectactular might get lucky, you came to the right place.
From: Northern Virginia , Virginia
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, UVA, Purdue, GA Tech
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2380
SAT
35
ACT
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High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 1%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Science Club/Team, Student Council / Government, National Honor Society, After School Program Coordinator
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College Application Essays

Elementary school kickball used to suck. I would wait forever to hear my name called, but it would always come too late. Dead last. Because of fate, I received a special gift, Cerebral Palsy. Life has never been easy, but this "fault" ended up being my greatest blessing; without it I would never become the creative, hard working person I am today. It was early spring, immediately after testing with the neurologist, he walked into the waiting room with a...









Supplemental Essay for UChicago: “Why us” school essay
403 Words
“Bucket lists” are ever popular with the rise of the internet. People keep lists of everything they wish to accomplish in their lifetime, from travel to athletics to writing a book. Throughout this crazy process, I dreamed of exactly what I want from my college experience: learn more than I could ever dream of, have the ability to make the world a better place, and eat an entire large pizza. University of Chicago is a haven of education. Not only...







Supplemental Essay for UChicago: Unique question posed by school
712 Words
ESSAY PROMPT: Joan of Arkansas. Queen Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Babe Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Mash up a historical figure with a new time period, environment, location, or occupation, and tell us their story. The Michael Jordan led Bulls sit at 97-0, down by 1 to the Lakers on the last play of the NBA finals. Bulls fans see their new point guard, Magic Johnson, taking the ball down the court. He recently switched teams in a miraculous trade. The ball flies to...











College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
18 Words
Model UN is absolutely huge here. I wouldn't hazard to guess it's an activity admissions loves to see.

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
29 Words
I think college classes helped me a lot. Have fun but not too much, just stay busy with something that will make you either rich or a huge nerd.

How to increase chances at my school
50 Words
Write something interesting for the uncommon, but don't come across as a phony. Mine was weird, but I wasn't trying to be weird. I just wrote about something I love without much thought over whether I'd get in or not. I'd recommend the same 10/10 for every person applying to uchicago.

What set me apart from other applicants
30 Words
Not many people overcome a major disability. Though all that did was show how hard I work, do something to prove that to people, whether it's a teacher or yourself.

Why I ultimately chose my school
24 Words
It gave me the most money, I felt there was no student body I fit better with, and everything looks like a freaking castle.

What I’d change about my application process
35 Words
Would try to have fun with all the essays I wrote. My MIT ones were very polished but clearly that didn't help (in addition to not wanting anything to do with engineering, but oh well).

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
68 Words
Love for learning. But not just memorizing information, learning how to think, how to analyze. Everyone here really is a thinker, and talk about how you want to be surrounded by thinkers. If you just want a good job and want to apply write about something else, but this could be incredible if you're like me, and I wish I...