jgao068
jgao068,
UChicago ‘17
B.A., Biology
Just a very Average Kid
Features Included
9
Essays
6
Schools
8
Scores
3
Advice
5
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Boston, Ohio
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Ohio State University - Columbus (Columbus, Oh)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Please feel free to email or ask me about the personal statement or to look over yours. I would be happy to help. The only sounds I hear are breathing, the bubbling of the creek, swift, thudding footsteps and birds singing in a delicate soprano. I seldom have an opportunity to escape from the hassle of everyday life; I just have too much going on to relax! Between my extracurricular activities and heavy workload, any extra time I have I...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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This is my Why UChicago Essay for the University of Chicago. My interests are vast and eclectic; they shift from day to day. One day, I could wake up and spend it entirely learning about the birds in Ohio. The next, I would spend reading Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost and E.E. Cummings. My brain is discordant. It jumps from subject to subject with ease. I believe that's why I enjoy academic team so much; there are so many...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
853 Words
The essay prompt was, What is Square one, and how do you go back to it? 'Tis I. My name is Janet. No, not Janet Jackson. No, I'm not black either. I am seventeen. I am short. I don't wear sunglasses because I want you to gaze into my soulless eyes and wonder What Happened? Who are you? My hair is medium-length, dark and wavy. Granted, I'm not too fat and not too skinny, not too hideous and not too...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
548 Words
These are my interests that I wrote about for The University of Chicago's Optional essays. One of my favorite authors is Albert Camus. I'm on a mission to read as many of his books as possible. I'm in love with his simple, elegant prose and his brilliance. His books change my perspective on the world and how I view life. He impeccably jumps from theme to theme, analyzing the things we take for granted in life. One of his books...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
528 Words
Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests? My interest in studying at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts stems from a desire to explore the world at all levels- from molecular to visible. I'm currently interested in biochemistry, environmental studies, biomedical engineering, and interdisciplinary physics. Yes, these are quite an extensive range of interests,...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
145 Words
University of Michigan Activities Essay The ice gleams beneath my glinting blades. I'm alone with only the sound of my skates and my thoughts. Here, in the arena, I feel relaxed, light as air, at home! Figure skating serves as a meditative experience for me, a serene escape from the obligations of regular life as I coalesce the worlds of athleticism and artistry. It reminds me how to rise from failure- I have inevitably fallen on more jumps than I...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
341 Words
Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it . "What do you mean you don't know what kind of animal this is?" He glared at me, his eyebrows furrowed. I glanced down at the dark, almost black pelt and gave it my best guess. "Some...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
540 Words
Honors: What impact do you want to make in the world? Select a problem or social issue and explain why it is important to you. What do you need to learn to contribute toward its solution? Several years ago on Christmas morning, my back was throbbing uncontrollably. It had been extremely sore for the past two weeks, but I brushed it off as a random ache and continued with the usual activities. By late evening, however, the pain had become...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
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Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Morrill Scholarship Program: Diversity is dynamic and inclusive; a destination and a pathway we travel to model 21st century global citizenship. Diversity matters because the exchange of ideas matter and because no one person or group has all the answers; it helps us to know ourselves in all our multiple dimensions and know each other better. How has the neighborhood you grew up in, the school(s) you attended, and/or your family background...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
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I have so much advice I have...
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My advice about getting recommenders
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What set me apart from other applicants
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1400
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country (Recruited), Dance (Recruited)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChurch, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Help Save Our Environment
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Experience & Awards

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