andrew.jaffe.395
andrew.jaffe.3,
UChicago ‘17
B.A., Physics
University of Chicago Physics Major/Film Minor, Class of 2017
Features Included
2
Essays
9
Schools
5
Scores
1
Advice
0
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Voorhees
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Haverford College (Haverford, PA)
  • University of Maryland - College Park (College Park, MD)
  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Physics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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...
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Additional Essay Details
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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...
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General Admissions Advice

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

Weighted GPA
4.10
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeReligious

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2230
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1530
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

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