College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘17
BS, Mathematics, Economics and Econometrics

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 3 advice topics

Student Background

Current undergraduate at the University of Chicago majoring in Mathematics with a Specialization in Economics expected in 2017. Varsity lightweight rower for the crew team.
From: Herndon
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: UVA, UChicago, WPI, NYU-Poly, JHU
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, German

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2270
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Homecoming committee, German Club, Math Team, Political Campaign, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

I don't know how to talk about my college experience thus far in such a short amount of space. Please PM me if you are interested in more. I picked up rowing here at the University of Chicago after being an independent cyclist in high school. I absolutely love the team mentality and the sheer amount of discipline the crew team has imposed upon me. It has made me a better, stronger, more compassionate person overall. The eeriest feeling is...

Additional Essay Details:
3 Words
Will write later

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
143 Words
If anything, my school absolutely LOVES extra material. UChicago is one of those VERY rare schools that has an incredibly high SAT/ACT/whatever average, yet still admits people with low scores because they are, how do I put it, unique. The admissions...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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A big question in everyone's mind (especially first years), is what kind of RSO (Recognized Student Organization) should I join? People ask me why I joined the crew team. Should I be worried more about joining an RSO that focuses on...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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This school is so ridiculously quirky in every fashion possible. First the architecture: the quad looks like it came straight out of 18th century England or something, yet we have buildings that look like some futuristic setting (see Booth School of Business or Renee Granville-Grossman). It's a wonderful mix and I appreciate the beauty of...