mayashaked,
UChicago ‘18
B.S., Physics
First year student at the University of Chicago hopefully majoring in physics!
Features Included
3
Essays
10
Schools
6
Scores
1
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Brookline
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.S. in Physics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Other Relative

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I turned the final page of the book and let out a sigh. This was it: the climax of my spiritual awakening. Herman Hesse had taken my questions and answered them in Siddhartha’s quest. I jumped out of bed and ran into my parents’ room to share the news: a new favorite book! They hugged me and reminded me to pack Siddhartha in my suitcase. My next encounter with the book was on a murky Friday in Xi’an,...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
716 Words
If I told you that apples are oranges, you would call me insane. Sanity, however, is relative. By calling me crazy my views are merely dubbed absurd with respect to yours. When we are socialized in our early childhood, we make a tacit agreement with the world and vow to view the universe through a single frame of reference. In that frame, apples and oranges cannot be compared. An apple has fifty-two calories while an orange has forty-seven; apples grow...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
325 Words
When I returned from a UChicago information session, I sat down to watch my nightly episode of Jeopardy! and realized why I had fallen in love with the Life of the Mind. UChicago’s philosophy is similar to Jeopardy!’s structure, in which contestants come up with the correct question in response to the answer displayed on the screen; while knowing answers is helpful, asking questions is imperative. My passion for inquiry is strongest when I am in a stimulating...
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General Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
23 Words
Send an email about things you are...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.89
(no specification of weighting)
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesBoy/Girl Scouts, Dance, Tutoring/Mentoring, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
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