College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘21
BS, Economics and Econometrics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a music enthusiast who studies our relationship to the environment.
From: Freeport , Maine
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, Wesleyan, Middlebury, Kenyon, Carleton, Oberlin, Macalester, UVM, Berklee
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

GPA, Unweighted
Top 1%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse, Skiing, Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Music: Instrumental, Music: Instrumental, Music: Instrumental, Art, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UChicago, Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, Wesleyan, Middlebury, Kenyon, Carleton, Oberlin, Macalester, UVM: Childhood memory, Creative personal story, Development of personal values, Extracurricular passion, Interest in fine arts, Love of outdoors, Place you’re content, Reaching a goal, Story central to identity, Summer experience
671 Words
“Don’t name them,” I remember my dad said on our way home from Brooks Feed and Farm. “Why? We name everything else.” I replied. “It’s just easier.” I named one Gammon, anyway. They arrived at the store two weeks after I ordered them, shipped in a cardboard box with holes punched in it. After spending countless nights flipping endlessly through Brooks’ catalog, I was confident these pheasants were going to be perfect. There were four, the minimum order...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago: “Why us” school essay
522 Words
Against the backdrop of rapidly advancing technology, the world is experiencing a ceaseless barrage of problems and conflict. After addresses started ending with ‘.com’ and phones became smart, our world was connected in a way never seen before. In this interconnected world, solutions to our endless problems can only be achieved through interdisciplinary action and deep academic understanding. The world needs people of diverse opinions and backgrounds and a place that brings them together to enact change around the world....

Supplemental Essay for Columbia: Amusing anecdote
317 Words
Every August starts the same. Each year I know it’s coming, but this does nothing to prepare me for when the first truck bounces up our driveway. They arrive full, one and then another, and leave empty, their collective nine cords of wood sprawled on our lawn. Then it begins. The family throw we like to call it, perhaps too pithy for stacking wood but it makes an arduous task sound slightly more bearable. Each weekend morning after those...

Supplemental Essay for Brown: “Why us” school essay
149 Words
Why Brown? The Open Curriculum that provides a space to pursue any and all academic interest — immersion into learning, not a single, stringent path. Why Brown? The University’s idea of liberal learning and its ability to prepare students to advance the community around them, in and beyond Providence. Advancement at Brown is Social Analysis and Research, it is qualitative and quantitative analyses weighed equally. Advancement is being an Engaged Scholar in Environmental Studies, where both the natural and social...

Supplemental Essay for Dartmouth: Extracurricular activity
303 Words
Being a banjo player, my music and ability are often defined explicitly. I am supposed to be found by my neighbors in the acoustic music scene of Portland, not Blue Hill’s rich classical culture. My goal as a musician, then, has been to break these bounds. My aim is to show Maine's bluegrass community that banjo players can discuss the syncopated piano ostinatos in 8 Lines by Reich. My purpose is to demonstrate to my classical neighbors that I can...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
75 Words
I would have worked much harder on my standardized testing scores. This goes for SAT I, SAT II, ACT, and APs. I think...

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
22 Words
Get out and take a walk! I...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
115 Words
I would say get involved AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! If you are interested in science, get an internship or research position as a local firm or college. Just reach out -- you never know what...

How to increase chances at my school (UChicago)
30 Words
I would say be true to yourself... and be...