uchi123
uchi123,
UChicago ‘21
B.A., Political Science and Government
Hey there:) I'm a student at the University of Chicago and I'd love to help you throughout the stressful college application process.
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Essays
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Schools
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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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 Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Prompt: 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. (note: names have been changed) One of the downsides of being the last stop on the morning bus route is that there will never be an open seat. Let me tell you— having to scurry down the aisle, trying to make friendly eye contact with random people...
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Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
686 Words
Prompt: The mantis shrimp can perceive both polarized light and multispectral images; they have the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom. Human eyes have color receptors for three colors (red, green, and blue); the mantis shrimp has receptors for sixteen types of color, enabling them to see a spectrum far beyond the capacity of the human brain. Seriously, how cool is the mantis shrimp: mantisshrimp.uchicago.edu What might they be able to see that we cannot? What are...
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School Specific Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
109 Words
In my opinion, interviews are the best way to demonstrate interest in a school. If you live in or near Chicago, please sign up for an interview! At UChicago specifically, your interviewer will...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
105 Words
Do as much as you can over the summer. At this point, you can't really do that much to change your GPA, test scores, and teacher recommendations, but your essays are 100 percent...
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My advice about getting recommenders
111 Words
I'm a naturally introverted person, so I wasn't particularly close to my teachers. When it came down to asking for a recommendation letter, I picked two teachers who liked me best. Although they...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
95 Words
The summer before my sophomore year, I volunteered to teach English overseas. The following summer, I was a research intern at a lab, and the summer after that I...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Science Club/Team, Model Congress / Model UN, Community Cleanup / Service, French Club, National Honor Society

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