College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘20
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Average minority student from Vermont who was surprised to get into my school.
From: Essex Junction , Vermont
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: UVM, Andrews, Brown, Yale, Oberlin, Duke, Rice, Wellesley, Spelman
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Church, 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)
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UChicago, UVM, Brown, Harvard, Yale, Oberlin, Duke, Rice, Wellesley, Spelman: Challenged a belief, Controversial topic, Diversity statement, Embracing your heritage, Family background, Feeling out of place, Overcoming personal struggle
150 Words
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 for UChicago: 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 for Yale: “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,...

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