UChicago209618,
UChicago ‘20
B.A., Political Science and Government
Average minority student from Vermont who was surprised to get into my school.
Features Included
3
Essays
11
Schools
11
Scores
0
Advice
9
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Essex Junction, Vermont
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • 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...
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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...
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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,...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

High School Performance

GPA
3.9
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2130
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1480
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details8 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

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

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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