College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘19
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Statistics major interested in careers in trading.
From: Irving , Texas
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: UT Austin, Northwestern, NYU, U of Minnesota
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Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UChicago, UT Austin, Northwestern, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, U of Minnesota, Stanford: Creative personal story, Family background, Issue of personal significance, Overcoming personal struggle, Story central to identity
627 Words
After days of travel, a group of sailors spot an island on the horizon, but something is wrong: their charts say no island should be there. Coming closer, they realize the island is composed of massive buildings, larger than any they had seen before, shaped in a way that can only be called non-Euclidean, defying convexity and concavity. Exploring the island, the sailors make a horrifying discovery, a monster larger than any animal, human-like but also non-human, its face covered...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago: Unique question posed by school
529 Words
Little pigs, french hens, a family of bears. Blind mice, musketeers, the Fates. Parts of an atom, laws of thought, a guideline for composition. Omne trium perfectum? Create your own group of threes, and describe why and how they fit together. A superstitious sports fan, a disillusioned cook, and a Greek king. Omne trium perfectum? Not exactly… It is the 7th inning and my Cleveland Indians have runners on first and second. At home, my brother and I are trying...

Supplemental Essay for Harvard: “Why us” school essay
579 Words
In this essay, please reflect on something you would like us to know about you that we might not learn from the rest of your application. In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams creatively explains the universe through his satirical musings on what drives existence. In any given chapter, Adams’s universe is steered by a divine creator, hyper-intelligent mice from another dimension, sheer randomness, or, of course, the number forty-two. His warped but ultimately irrefutable logic...

Supplemental Essay for Northwestern: “Why us” school essay
349 Words
What are the unique qualities of Northwestern - and of the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying - that make you want to attend the University? In what ways do you hope to take advantage of the qualities you have identified? The best debate round I have ever witnessed is the final of the 2013 National Debate Tournament between Northwestern and Emporia State. While NU did not come out on top, watching this debate sparked my interest in the...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago: “Why us” school essay
631 Words
How does the University of Chicago, as you know it now, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future? Please address with some specificity your own wishes and how they relate to UChicago. “Can you give me an example of when that actually happened?” an opposing debater asks during cross-examination. “Of course. During the Reagan Administration…” And I go on to explain diversity drop-off during midterm elections. In the same tournament, I would debate topics ranging...

Supplemental Essay for Columbia: “Why us” school essay
300 Words
Columbia’s acclaimed focus on interdisciplinary education is what I find most appealing about the university. From my school’s IB Program, I have experience with classes that emphasize crossing intellectual boundaries, and I have loved every second of it. IB even offers a class, Theory of Knowledge, dedicated to analyzing the interaction of different areas of knowledge. I am a passionate student of philosophy, especially postmodernism, but I also love studying economics. An avid history buff with a focus...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
38 Words
Don't worry about what a "perfect" college applicant should look like....

My advice about getting recommenders
40 Words
If possible, don't pick the teacher that you know most of your...

Post-college plans
54 Words
I didn't know what I wanted to do after college, and I was frustrated with colleges'...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
39 Words
Use the time to grow as a person, or devote it to...

What I’d change about my application process
25 Words
Start thinking about your strategy for essays early....

How to increase chances at my school (UChicago)
58 Words
Really spend a lot of time thinking about your UChicago essay topic. Don't worry too much about...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school (Northwestern, Harvard, Columbia, Stanford)
79 Words
Treat this essay as a big opportunity for you. Use it to do the following two things: 1. Frame it so that it describes...