maja.krol13
maja.krol13,
UChicago ‘21
B.S., Economics
Undergrad at the University of Chicago
Features Included
4
Essays
6
Schools
8
Scores
3
Advice
5
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Warsaw, Poland
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Babson College (Wellesley, MA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University College London (London, England)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.S. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

As a child I was fascinated by cashiers: how casually they handled money. I firmly believed that they were the richest people in the world until I learned that Bill Gates, the wealthiest man, was somehow not a cashier. This first introduction to the economics left me with a lot of questions. When I was three, my family moved from Poland to Russia where life for me was comprised by a series of concentric circles: the smallest of these were...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
733 Words
Social responsibility is at the core of my existence. Given my fascination with Business and Economics, I can’t help but see this from an economic perspective. While to previous generations, social responsibility and business have seemed to be at counter-purposes, my generation has been raised face-to-face with the ill effects of corporatocracy, oligarchy, and shameless cash-grabs by multinational corporations. We have seen the excesses of Capitalism and—especially for an individual raised in post-Communist Poland—the hangover from excesses...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
474 Words
In my book, UChicago is known for a few things: Economics, Economics, and Economics. Good thing I’m studying Economics! How is it, after all, that so many Economics Nobel Laureates have studied at, taught at, or otherwise graced the halls of UChicago? That’s something that I intend to find out. Perhaps most interesting to me is the reputation that UChicago has for “free market above the interests of the rest of the world.” Given that I consider social...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
339 Words
My boss at the Walk advertising agency said that in advertising, we were “putting the products on a stage.” To me, this meant designing a particular costume—in this case, an ad campaign—for Nikon cameras. The campaign would represent their fundamental characteristics, making them stand out as actors’ attire does on the stage. After my experience as a makeup and costume designer for six plays at the American School of Warsaw, I knew the impact—conscious or not—that...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
34 Words
Get a head start on writing all your essays early....
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
29 Words
I wouldn't necessarily change anything about the summer activities...
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My advice about getting recommenders
13 Words
Get a recommendation from...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.30
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1420
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsVolleyball , Tennis (Recruited)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCharity Drive Organizing, Tutoring/Mentoring, Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Community Cleanup / Service, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization

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