College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘18
BA, Economics, Public Policy Analysis

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a class of 2018'er at UChicago studying Economics and Psychology! Super interested in start-ups and economics.
From: Raleigh
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Duke, Brown, NYU, UChicago, UNC, East Carolina, NC State
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2220
SAT Prep:

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

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

I shivered a little when the wet spray of water met my hair. It came again but harder this time. Once my hair was wet with cold water, my mom pulled out the razor and ran it through my hair. The razor tugged at my hair and I nearly screamed out in discomfort. It felt like my hair was being pulled out by each strand. Once most of my hair was gone, she pulled out the scissors which were cold...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
251 Words
In addition to strong theory based learning, a large part of the learning experience at UChicago is a conversation that opens up the mind and exposes students to new ways of thinking. A key aspect of the Core Curriculum is rigorous discussion about a variety of primary texts where I can learn from the different perspectives of diverse students. I can contribute my own opinions and learn how to clearly communicate to any audience. That level of openness and diversity...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
497 Words
He woke up with a start and after blinking his eyes a few times looked around the dark suitcase. Waldo felt a biting hunger and saw nothing but black. He didn’t even know which direction he was facing, but felt like throwing up. The plane shook. It was 3 hours since he had last seen light when he was thrown carelessly onto the conveyor belt behind the airline check-in desk. On his way to a weekend getaway in Miami with...

Additional Essay Details:
97 Words
UChicago is known for some really strange prompts (our infamous 'Uncommon Essays'). When applying to UChicago, remember especially to have some fun! They want to see how you approach a strange problem or situation and take it apart. Let your interests and personality seep in. Of course, be sure to research all the schools you apply to and really think about what makes you want to go there other than "it's a good school". What are some unique qualities about...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Intense, Quirky,...

How I chose schools to apply to
7 Words
Where are...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
13 Words
Business Publications, Ballroom Dancing,...

Why I ultimately chose my school
41 Words
After coming to campus, I immediately felt at home and happy. I...

My favorite course thus far, and why
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Power, Identity and Resistance. You get to work with primary texts and see the merits of thinkers who are often pigeonholed...

Why I ultimately chose my school
104 Words
The first time I came to campus was after I was admitted. It was all so exhilarating! I felt right at home on campus among UChicago students. The quirky spirit and...