College Admissions Info

mayashaked
University of Chicago ‘18
BS, Physics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

First year student at the University of Chicago hopefully majoring in physics!
From: Brookline
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Swarthmore, Bowdoin, Northwestern, CMU, UChicago, Vassar, NYU, Bard, Skidmore, BU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

35
ACT
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

3.89
GPA
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Boy/Girl Scouts, Dance, Tutoring/Mentoring, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

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,...









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...











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...





College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
23 Words
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