College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘19
BA, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a UChicago student interested in public service law, sociology, and human rights. In my spare time, I like working out, playing music, and shoe shopping.
From: Tucson , Arizona
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Grinnell
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Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 25%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

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College Application Essays

Gestalt Strangers look at me and see patchwork. A leather skirt, a faded messenger bag packed with library books and a marked-up score for Schubert's Death and the Maiden. I am at the symphony hall, a coffee shop chess game, the local fabric store. My favorite jeans have shown more Sharpie than denim, an inky map of my passions, ever since one lazy summer afternoon and a serendipitous rush of inspiration. I am patchwork, practical and proud. I debate philosophy,...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago: Unique question posed by school
933 Words
Prompt: "A neon installation by the artist Jeppe Hein in UChicago’s Charles M. Harper Center asks this question for us: “Why are you here and not somewhere else?” (There are many potential values of “here”, but we already know you're “here” to apply to the University of Chicago; pick any “here” besides that one). - Inspired by Erin Hart, Class of 2016" Title: Here at University High School I am currently enrolled in a highly-praised, public college preparatory school. Some...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago: “Why us” school essay
460 Words
The University of Chicago is quirky, curious, and academically open-minded. I am drawn to the idea of a school with such vast opportunities for learning of all kinds, and can easily imagine myself exploring many of my interests throughout an undergraduate experience. UChicago’s emphasis on Creative Writing as an interdisciplinary focus is especially exciting to me, as I love to write and am brimming with ideas for the incorporation of my interests, such as Gender Studies or Psychology, with...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago: Unique question posed by school
564 Words
Prompt: "(Optional) Share with us a few of your favorite books, poems, authors, films, plays, pieces of music, musicians, performers, paintings, artists, blogs, magazines, or newspapers. Feel free to touch on one, some, or all of the categories listed, or add a category of your own." I have an unbreakable love, deep in my heart, for Jane Austen. Her books are timeless and relevant, despite the centuries that have elapsed since they were written, because they deal with the ever-fluid...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
48 Words
Start early, and apply early! Even if schools and counselors tell you there's no...

What set me apart from other applicants
38 Words
Be yourself in your essay. My CommonApp essay reflected my dissatisfaction...

My advice about getting recommenders
50 Words
Pick teachers who want you to succeed. Even if you didn't do as well in...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
150 Words
In high school, do what you love. Consider getting into community service as early as possible, if you're into that, because it's very rewarding and can lead to other community involvements that show to colleges that you want to be a part of the...