joshuad821,
UChicago ‘23
B.A., Neuroscience
I am an imaginative, ambitious, and organized student with strong leadership capabilities pursuing an undergraduate degree, majoring in Neuroscience.
Features Included
3
Essays
14
Schools
4
Scores
3
Advice
5
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Toronto, Canada
GenderMale
EthnicityPrefer Not to Share
First Gen College StudentYes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Neuroscience

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

As I burst into the house, I could smell that she had already started to sauté the onions; I was late. I rushed into the kitchen – after forcefully tossing my knapsack in my bedroom—and assumed my place: three marble tiles away from my mother. No words were exchanged as I stood and chiffonaded the basil. My mother probably wanted her silence to echo the fact that my tardiness was unacceptable. After all, we had an unspoken agreement to be...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
665 Words
Cats have nine lives, Pac-Man has 3 lives, and radioactive isotopes have half-lives. How many lives does something else—conceptual or actual—have, and why?
Dear Diary, It’s been five months since I was snatched from my rack at Macy’s. From what I have been able to gather, my sweater-napper’s name is Joshua Daniel, or maybe it’s Daniel Joshua. Honestly, I am not a hundred percent sure—the two first names throw you off. Well, whoever they are, they must be a genius as they were able to out-maneuver my plans to escape, which primarily consisted of falling off the hanger....
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
408 Words
How does the University of Chicago, as you know it now, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future? Please address with some specificity your own wishes and how they relate to UChicago.
I could feel my heart palpitating as I waited for my name to be called. Truthfully, I don't know why I signed up for the talent show. Yes, I was taking vocal lessons, and I wanted to overcome my stage fright, but why in front of the entire school? I was next in line, and I didn't know what to do. So, flustered by the anxiety, I left. If I could go back to that moment, I'd tell myself to...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

How to approach transferring schools
121 Words
I was a student at BU, and I chose to transfer. Now that I have gone through the process, the one thing I would tell anyone is to apply anywhere and everywhere. Transferring is really hard....
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What I learned transitioning from high school to college
62 Words
When I was transitioning I learned that you need to stress more than normal. The typical thing for college...
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How I made up for low grades in high school
55 Words
Always tell colleges why you have low grades. In my case, it was a medical issue, and...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
3.90
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesGreen Club, Multicultural / International Club, Hospital Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring, Research
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Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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