College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘18
BA, Economics, English, Film and Video Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: San Diego , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: UCSB, UCSD, Wesleyan, NYU, Washington, UChicago, Illinois
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2260
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Water Polo

College Application Essays

I find that there’s a bit of a “12 Steps” approach to life. There’s a false assumption that there’s some sort of recipe for success. Go to high school. Get into a prestigious university. Get a stable job. Retire comfortably. It’s not that these goals aren’t worthy aspirations; it’s the fact that I bought into them blindly and didn’t question whether the path I chose correctly reflected who I was. I didn’t look...

Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
345 Words
Maybe this would be the appropriate time to exclaim over my love of geology or my quirky hipster paraphernalia or my insatiable passion for black coffee infused with rose hips from the Narnian wilderness and the essence of baloozabaga berry from the Himalayas (brewed with the utmost care, of course). Maybe I should talk about my collection of 16th century parchment from around the world or my obsession with the mantis shrimp and its abundance of color receptors. Sorry to...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Intelligent, quirky,...

What set me apart from other applicants
32 Words
Just doing my own thing rather than trying to please...

My advice about getting recommenders
22 Words
Ask the teachers you think know you're...