College Admissions Info

fgscivittaro
fgscivittaro
University of Chicago ‘19
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

UChicago student and Quizbowler interested in economics, data analytics, and books.
From: Irving , Texas
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: CMU, NYU, UT Austin
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Test Scores

2380
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1590
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 5%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), National Honor Society, Athletics Organization
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UChicago, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn, Northwestern, Stanford, Duke, CMU, NYU, UT Austin: Family background, Story central to identity, Creative personal story, Embracing your heritage
439 Words
The most practical and culturally identifiable word of my Italian heritage is not actually a word. Rather, it is a hand motion, and I have seen it incessantly in the streets of Bari (my family’s hometown), on television, and at my family’s dinner table arguments (another very important tradition of Italian culture). Transcending spoken language, this singular gesture is capable of expressing a vast spectrum of emotions in a manner only visible to those of Italian heritage –much...







Supplemental Essay for UChicago: Other
439 Words
he most practical and culturally identifiable word of my Italian heritage is not actually a word. Rather, it is a hand motion, and I have seen it incessantly in the streets of Bari (my family’s hometown), on television, and at my family’s dinner table arguments (another very important tradition of Italian culture). Transcending spoken language, this singular gesture is capable of expressing a vast spectrum of emotions in a manner only visible to those of Italian heritage –much...







College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
164 Words
I, like many other students, used Early Action/Early Decision to apply to my dream school in the desperate hopes of increasing my chances of getting in. It didn't work however: I was simply deferred. Being deferred isn't the worst thing; it gives you another chance. But it does...





Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
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I was waitlisted from three schools and deferred AND waitlisted from another. It's not a bad thing, frankly. It's worse than being accepted but it's better than being rejected outright. I ended up being accepted to the school that had deferred and then waitlisted me, so the wait was worth it, even if it was extremely frustrating. If you do get waitlisted/deferred but are still interested in the school, then sending SOME additional material may help. First of all, don't...