College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘21
BA, International Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! I'm Andrea, a first-year at the College and a prospective Econ/Public Policy major.
From: Chicago , Illinois
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Accepted At: Northwestern, Illinois, Wisconsin
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Test Scores

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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Best Buddies, Italian Club, Choir, National Honor Society, Other Religious Affiliation
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UChicago, Northwestern, Wisconsin, USC: Creative personal story, Place you’re content, Story central to identity
526 Words
By the end of a long day, I always find myself in the same place. The fluorescent lights above me illuminate the aisle as I make my way towards the back; the occasional pair of eyes follows me to my perch: an often isolated corner where I observe my locale with familiarity. Once situated, I take one last look around, reach into my bag to pull out a book, and glue a pair of headphones to my ears for the...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago: Unique question posed by school
439 Words
To this I say: is square one figurative, or literal? Can square one describe the challenge and complexity of trying to find a cure for a brain tumor, or can square one be a failed game of Jenga? When I think of a ‘square one,’ I think of trial and error - but let’s imagine we are back to the days of our youth and enjoying a game of Foursquare, (how ironic). Upon the ball’s return to the...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago: “Why us” school essay
268 Words
As a native Chicagoan, I have always thought I had gotten to know every nook and cranny of my city. From State to 55th . . . I blinked and suddenly the landscape changed. I was home. When I stepped onto campus, I found another city I could call my own, a place where gorgeous, gothic architecture sharply contrasts more modern edifices; the old meets the new. A place that holds diverse thinking as an essential part of the learning process - something...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago: Other
180 Words
Books: Shutter Island, Gone Girl, (crazy plot twist enthusiast), The Scarlet Letter, A Raisin in The Sun, The Awakening, (these books really blend my love for history and social criticism), The Hot Zone, The Demon in the Freezer; (Richard Preston and a gory window into epidemiology), any book written by John Green, The Goldfinch Artists: Photography - Martin Parr, Vivian Maier, Garry Winogrand (street photography in particular) Painters - Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Sandro Botticelli (I cried when I saw...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
8 Words
Stressing out...

My advice about getting recommenders
16 Words
Recommendation letters are more important...

Post-college plans
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