B.A., Economics
I am a UChicago student studying economics and statistics. I love to read, play golf, and hang out with friends.
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Hometown Orange, California
Class of2022
First Gen College StudentNo

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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
“Did you not hear or did you not listen?” My partner’s words echoed in my mind. In truth I did not listen. I thought I knew better. After all, it had been on my shoulders. I was the one who had to win the debate. It was my speech. When all was said and done, the choices were mine and the loss mine. Except that it was not only mine. My decision meant that my partner would end the...
What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?
“Hey, what book should I read?” As the school’s resident bibliophile, I am asked this question on a daily basis. I walk the hallways with a book in hand and people stop to ask. I feel myself breaking into a smile as I channel my inner Ollivander from Harry Potter. I shuffle around the collection of books that is my brain, looking for the perfect story to match each individual. As Ollivander measures Harry to find his wand, I...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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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.
Every morning, as I look around my room, I am greeted with a poster of Fidel Castro claiming “Death to the invader!” My morning shower and drive to school are imbued with leftist economics. As I sit in bed reading my favorite leftist philosopher, Slavoj Žižek, I imagine Fidel Castro looks down approvingly. This is why I must go to the University of Chicago. I live for lively debates and I cannot wait to engage with my fellow students....
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Due to a series of clerical errors, there is exactly one typo (an extra letter, a removed letter, or an altered letter) in the name of every department at the University of Chicago. Oops! Describe your new intended major. Why are you interested in it and what courses or areas of focus within it might you want to explore? Potential options include Commuter Science, Bromance Languages and Literature
“You see, that lightsaber was a reference to the one Luke lost in Empire.” Breathlessly, I explain every subtle reference to a previous Star Wars movie. Awash in the glow of my laptop, I flip through 1,400 pages of the UChicago course catalog, while watching The Force Awakens with my best friend. “Science, ugh.” I skip the section. As I lazily turn page after page, my eyes are drawn to one major in particular. Middle Easter Studies. Hm, that sounds interesting....
Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
347 Words
Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.
“Welcome to the NPR Marketplace Morning Report. The Dow started off the day down by ten points.” I start every morning before school the same way. Rushing to my car, I quickly turn on the National Public Radio, or NPR, as I drive to school. Listening to morning developments in the financial markets, the world of economics unfurls before me. Everyday, I pass by a construction site, hearkening me back to the lessons of my economics teacher about union jobs...

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What I’d change about my application process
123 Words
If I could change anything about the application process, I would start sooner and apply to less schools. I procrastinated a lot, which meant that my essays weren't engaging or particularly unique. I mostly reused essays from...
How I narrowed down my essay topics
205 Words
I would take a lot of time in between the initial exposure to the essay topic and sitting down and writing it. If a school has a lot of options for supplemental essays, I would recommend using an extended period of time to jot down notes and ideas in a journal. This will prevent you from using a stale essay because many...
How I made up for low grades in high school
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I made up for average grades by focusing on extracurriculars and great test scores. With high test scores, I showed that...

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