UChicago ‘20
B.A., Political Science and Government
Hello! I'm a political Science major at the University of Chicago (and law school hopeful) and I'm happy to help you improve your college applications.
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Hometown Southlake, Texas
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  • Spelman College (Atlanta, GA)
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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

At Sphinx Performance Academy, I saw myself for the first time; a black girl who knows how to move between the worlds. A cultural shape-shifter, adapting to expectations and feeding off of the energy from expectations I break. I understood why I feel isolated even amongst my friends. Because I adjust what I say and do to my audience, I am never too black or too white. It is a blessing and a curse to understand, as I do, those...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
614 Words
My enemy is everywhere. He can be found in every school and university, fighting to keep his advantage. His strongholds and safe houses, located mostly in rural areas, are full of cameras and microphones, campaign buttons and posters, computers and password information. But no books. He hates books. I see him every day. He always looks different, but I know it is him, because he has the same message. We greet each other civilly, even cheerfully, and as he opens...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
101 Words
Initially, Yale made me nervous. I feared getting lost among the other 5,000 undergraduates, but the residential college system assuaged my fears. The tight knit community of the residential colleges left me confident that I wouldn’t become a face in the crowd. I enjoy knowing that the dean of my college will know who I am when I ask about courses. In addition, rather than being stuck with a group of people who all think the same way as myself,...

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
112 Words
It's easy to get caught up in all the excitement of getting into the best school, or, for some people, getting into the largest number of the best schools. Wanting to be that kid...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
134 Words
During high school I took summers off. Apart from a few music camps, church camps, and other two week long commitments, summers were mine. I don't regret that, but to some extent I do wish I'd gotten some experience working...
Misconceptions I had about college before attending
183 Words
Before coming to college, I assumed it would be hard to meet people, that I would be insanely busy all the time like I was in high school, and that early morning classes would be fine. All of these were wrong. College is hard not because you have to be in class eight hours a...
My advice about getting recommenders
185 Words
Asking people to recommend you for things is always scary. Unfortunately, you have to do it for just about everything in life. In high school it helps if you have a teacher who knows you well, and even more if you did well in their class. My recommenders were all teachers I loved in subjects I...

High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
Top 5%
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
ACT Score Details
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
SAT Score Details
Converted SAT Score1480
Other SAT Scores
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores



ActivitiesChurch, French Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, National Honor Society, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Theater/Plays, Students Against Drunk Driving (Destructive Decisions) (SADD)

Experience & Awards

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