annewlim
annewlim,
UChicago ‘22
B.A., Public Policy Analysis
PubPol major who primarily did debate, music, and improv. I was mediocre and got into a great school--so can you!
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Background

Hometown Bellevue, Washington
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Public Policy Analysis

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Other Relative

School Specific Essays

The first time I went to the symphony—Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet—by myself, I took the essentials: my phone to communicate with my parents, my water bottle to stay hydrated, and The Fountainhead to keep anyone from wanting to talk to me. Despite being packed full of well-dressed adults, Benaroya Hall seemed cavernous when I went alone. I found my seat, opened my book, and pretended to be riveted by the concept of hating poor people for being...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
317 Words
My dad came in through the front door, excited. “Anne! Did you know that when you say ai, “love” in Chinese, it needs to be in reference to a concrete object?” Even though my dad is fifty-seven, he’s tackled learning Chinese for the first time with the enthusiasm of a ten year-old. Every night, I’ll hear him watching a soap opera or Chinese news, muttering phrases and taking notes in his binder. I watched my mom as she...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
337 Words
In true millennial fashion, I first became interested in attending UChicago after seeing an absurdist meme on Facebook. In the meme, a student had labeled a picture of Sisyphus “UChicago student” and his boulder “GPA.” All students complain about their course loads, but only UChicago students would do so using a Greek myth. When I asked my cousin about her experience at UChicago, she mentioned that her classmates talked about what they learned in class even at parties. She only...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
436 Words
He codified the legal structure of an empire. He was part of the most famous boy band in Byzantine history. It all began when Justinian Timberlake moved from the backwoods of Macedonia to cosmopolitan Constantinople to pursue a career in the emperor industry. His uncle Justin had become emperor despite being illiterate, but when he helped move Justinian out to the city, he’d made it clear that education was important. As a result, Justinian diligently went to school even...
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School Specific Advice

How I narrowed down my essay topics
80 Words
For the uncommon essay, I scrolled through a lot of their old prompts before I settled on the prompt mashing up two different periods...
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
64 Words
I think the fact that I was an Asian girl doing comedy was something that set me apart. Throughout...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
48 Words
I highly recommend ED/EA-ing somewhere! I was on the fence about UChicago, but...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
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Rank
Top 5%
 
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Test Scores

Highest SAT
1590
 
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details9 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Music: Instrumental, Improv club/team, Other Club/Activity, Other Club/Activity
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