lohwenye
lohwenye,
UChicago ‘20
B.A., Liberal Arts and Humanities
I'm an international student who enjoys singing and theater. I plan to major in Urban Studies and Economics.
Features Included
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Essays
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Schools
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Singapore, Singapore
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Humanities

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

In my first year at Raffles Junior College, I volunteered to take charge of producing Save The Gryphon, an original musical created for my school’s 190th anniversary. While musicals are a tradition in American high schools, they are a rarity in public high schools in Singapore where the various performing arts seldom have a chance to interact. I wanted to do something new: combine the aural beauty of choral music with the visual excitement of theatre. Together with my...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
690 Words
In October 2014, I spent a week visiting a close friend of mine — then a current Fourth Year undergraduate majoring in Economics in the College — and seized this opportunity to sit in on a few lectures. I wanted to get a taste of what studying in the University of Chicago would be like. With my interest in urban studies and urban sociology, I decided to attend a class titled “Historical Geography of the United States.” Right from the start, Professor Conzen...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
610 Words
Favorite Book: My favorite book is The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, a historical fiction novel by David Mitchell. This story is set on the tiny, artificial island of Dejima just off the coast of Nagasaki at the turn of the 18th Century. For two centuries, this piece of land measuring 120m across was Europe’s sole gateway into the secretive Japanese Empire. Through the eyes of a Dutch clerk working for the Dutch East India Company, I bear...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
843 Words
A rain tree spreads its majestic wings over us as my grandmother and I sit by the Singapore River. I gaze upon the row of colonial-era buildings along Empress Place, transfixed by their imposing grandeur and beauty. The Victoria Concert Hall, Old Supreme Court, and City Hall: their stately facades seem to bear witness to history and time. My grandmother holds my hand as she begins to regale me with stories from the past. I picture rows of sampans moored...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
99 Words
You will read advice for applying to UChicago that says you have to be weird/quirky/odd, especially in your essays. That's not true. I got into UChicago with a...
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
86 Words
I wrote about my interests. Take the time to think about what exactly makes you unique. I know this may sound trite, but observe yourself and...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.25
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2310
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChoir, School Theater/Plays, Tutoring/Mentoring
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Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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