College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘17
BA, Physics

Profile Overview

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Student Background

University of Chicago Physics Major/Film Minor, Class of 2017
From: Voorhees
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, Haverford, UMD, Drexel, CMU, BU, MIT, Case
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2230
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Religious

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

I was six when my grandfather presented me with an illustrated edition of The Iliad and The Odyssey. Filled with heroic characters and grand battle scenes, these stories immediately captured my interest. Since then, I’ve revisited Homer’s narratives many times, and with each reading, I’m drawn in particular to Odysseus of Ithaca. In classical literature, Odysseus is a true “Hero”: intelligent and clever, a strong leader, and above all, persevering. His journey never ceases to provide both...

Additional Essay Details:
407 Words
Everything about UChicago appeals to me. In fact, the more I learn about the school, the more I'm convinced it was designed with a student like me in mind. To begin, I'm drawn to UChicago because, at its core, it is a premier research-focused institution. Given my passion for physics and scientific discovery, UChicago's array of active research opportunities, especially the positions at Fermilab, is particularly compelling. I'm eager to work in a lab and examine the intersection of theory...

College Admissions Advice

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
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Networking is literally everything. I'm almost 90% positive that the only reason...