uchicago2023
uchicago2023,
UChicago ‘23
B.S., Chemistry
Incoming first-year student at UChicago
Features Included
4
Essays
3
Schools
7
Scores
17
Advice
7
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Chicago, Illinois
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.S. in Chemistry

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Other Relative

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
Use your natural voice! Don't be afraid to experiment with your writing style: I used an extended metaphor to convey my thoughts. Only let others read your essay: don't let others heavily edit your essay. Accept edits that make you happy: it's your work. Have someone who knows you well read it. Ask if it reveals something important about you. If it doesn't, choose something else to write about. I created a story of my personal interest that led to...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
146 Words
What excites you about the University of Notre Dame that makes it stand out from other institutions? (150 words)
Notre Dame excites me with an unparalleled undergraduate experience in a community fueled by service, faith, and tradition. At Notre Dame, I will engage with the South Bend community, combining my classwork with my Spanish speaking skills at La Casa de Amistad. Residence hall chapels invite me to join the Notre Dame faith community. Research in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will allow me to experience scientific team effort and to combine my love for chemistry with a scientific...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
154 Words
As a Catholic university, we strive to be a community in which the dignity of each person is respected and everyone can truly flourish. Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., challenged our community to reflect on the following statement: “Let us never do anything to make another member of our community feel unwelcome, and let us not stand by if we see others doing so. Either we walk together in mutual support, or we do not walk at all. Either we are all Notre Dame, or none of us are." Tell us about a time when you walked with others. (150 words)
Sitting across the table from students, I embark on my journey into the math world. Although I have finished my high school’s math courses, I continue exploring the realm of algebra, statistics, and calculus through teaching. Teaching excites me to learn so I can enable others to understand and to love math. Exploding with excitement that someone was eager to help her, Katie thirsted to prove her math skills. She needed at least an 80% on her Pre-Algebra final to...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
161 Words
What is one thing you will definitely bring to college with you? (150 words)
Miniature monsters, gigantic bees, and spiky hedgehogs live in my box of cards that I will bring to college. Since I was five, I’ve been making wonders out of paper. These paper creations are cards that live in a box. My box of cards contains simple birthday greetings as well as adventurous experiments. My cards dare to be advanced with textures, 3D letters, and food. Each card not only holds a story of my work but also my interest...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
36 Words
Submit optional material about something completely different from your other things....
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Why I ultimately chose my school
51 Words
UChicago is unique: it's a liberal arts college situated in a research university. It combines...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
18 Words
Embrace the liberal arts. Talk...
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How to increase chances at my school
49 Words
Do an Overnight Visit before applying. This will help you solidify your reasons for why...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
59 Words
Talk about how you will get involved in the ND community. Incorporate your current interests. Show how you...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
21 Words
Talk about specific parts of the...
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How I would rate the career center or my advisor
9 Words
Amazing! There are...
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How I would rate the alumni network at my school
26 Words
It's an amazing community. The network seems great,...
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Why I declined other schools
46 Words
I ultimately chose Chicago because of the intellectual environment, academic rigor, and proximity to...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

My insights about AP (Advanced Placement) courses and exams
130 Words
Only take classes that you will love...If you don't like history, don't take the AP class. Instead, take a class that interests you. With this, you will form a spike that will make you stand out from other...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
86 Words
Do something! Anything! Explore your passions or learn new things. Read books and talk to people. Exercise. Hang with friends and family. Visit colleges. When you...
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What set me apart from other applicants
179 Words
I only listed the activities that were of personal significance to me. My essays were on topics that I loved. I didn't write about things that I thought were good. Instead, I wrote about things I love, even if other people are not interested in the topic. For my UChicago application, I wrote about...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
25 Words
Don't rule out anything. Start early and think....
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
82 Words
I exercised and ate a lot of ice cream! I made sure to hang with friends. Working on applications with friends is helpful. Even if...
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My advice about getting recommenders
57 Words
Ask teachers who you know best. If you only did well in the class, don't ask. I...
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What I’d change about my application process
50 Words
Don't rush the process. Make sure to read all application procedures thoroughly (i.e. early...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
40 Words
I did not use a private counselor...But I did have a...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesQuiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Math Team, Research, Tutoring/Mentoring, Other Club/Activity, Music: Instrumental, Academic

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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