College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘21
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Uchicago 2021
From: Ambler , South Korea
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
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Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Wrestling, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Debate Club/Team, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, National Honor Society, School Band, Church
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Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Before starting the ignition, I glance over my shoulder to the back seat to make sure my siblings have their seatbelts fastened. I am their taxi driver. Joelle, my little sister, sits to the right. For a first grader, she has a daring sense of style— rose-colored light up sneakers, striped neon leggings, and a white shirt that reads “I’m a Princess.” Beneath her feet lies her Disney princess backpack containing her pointe shoes, tutu, and a leotard for...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago, UPenn, Notre Dame, UVA, Northwestern: “Why us” school essay
644 Words
Within my own room, I can travel the world. Strum a few chords on my ukulele (her name is Katie), and I’m relaxing on a beach in Honolulu. Feel the ridges of my seed bead necklace, delicately patterned with red and brown, and I find myself in the Cameron Navajo Reservation where it was gifted to me. Read a letter from Solomon, a student in Kenya supported by my non-profit, and I am in Mahiga trying not to overheat. ...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago, UPenn, Notre Dame, UVA, Northwestern: Unique question posed by school
158 Words
Home means the smell of Korean rice noodles, a unique aroma that connects my family back to our heritage. Home means the sound of peaceful prayer at night with Mom, and the racket of contentious arguments about philosophy with Dad. Home means the sight of my eleven year old brother “accidentally” wearing my shirt for the tenth time. Home means the taste of chocolate chip cookies that my little sister has baked for us, who has not yet caught on...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago, UPenn, Notre Dame, UVA, Northwestern: Amusing anecdote
462 Words
Pop. And just like that, my left ear became deaf. Four years ago, my eardrum burst, rendering my ear useless. Vestigial, if you will. People always give me a sad look and tell me they’re sorry to hear that, but it really isn’t as bad as it sounds. The whole world needs to listen: there are a lot of advantages to being half deaf. For one, I've found it to be an asset rather than a hindrance as...

Supplemental Essay for UVA: Strong beliefs/principles
256 Words
Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World sparked my interest in philosophy. The novel touched on the negatives of an ostensibly successful world which was really driven by materialistic happiness and the sacrifice of liberty. Although nearly a century old, Huxley’s apprehensiveness for eugenics and the reliance on technology is critically insightful and relevant. In the technologically driven society we live in, Huxley’s outlook is especially pertinent. Whereas in the past, ideas such as eugenics were fantasies, today’s...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
91 Words
I created a spreadsheet and filled in information for each school. Among these include population, proximity to the city, internship opportunities, major ranking, clubs, diversity, male to...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
150 Words
I interviewed with two places: Penn and UChicago. My experiences were vastly different. Penn was my first one, and I did terribly. I was structured, and I forced out to many things. I planned what I was going to say, and it just didn't turn...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
92 Words
Do easy enough competitions that get you fluffy awards. High School is all about efficiency and nominal awards. For FBLA, I won three national awards with very little...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
53 Words
I applied through a program called Questbridge, a scholarship program for low income students. I got...

How to increase chances at my school (UChicago)
56 Words
Be quirky. I'm sure everyone has told you this about Chicago. When you're writing your essay, truly...