kklevy,
UChicago ‘19
B.S., Computational and Applied Mathematics, , Economics
Freshman at the University of Chicago
Features Included
3
Essays
16
Schools
14
Scores
6
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Pembroke Pines, Florida
GenderMale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
534 Words
Place you’re content
The Sunday morning sun slowly sneaks in through partially-closed blinds. Rows of children and adults rise in their pews and start to clap their hands. A trio of singers begins harmonizing and from the keyboard next to me, an army of chords and arpeggios raid the air. I happily look up from my perfect spot: behind a massive Pearl bass drum, surrounded by golden Zildjian cymbals and pale olive Vic Firth drumsticks on a reddish-brown felt stage, drumming for my...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
510 Words
[For the University of Chicago] UChicago’s Applied Mathematics program has a unique Siren-like appeal – minus the shipwrecking and cannibalism! The variety of classes, covering everything from Probability Models to Markhov Chains, assures me that the University will prepare me thoroughly for every aspect of my major in applied math. However, my major isn’t the only mathematical part of UChicago that I know I’ll come to love. The University’s weekly Math Club meetings and participation in the...
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Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
224 Words
[For the California Institute of Technology, a/k/a Caltech: "Please describe an unusual way you have fun."] A horde of spectators cheers... from my bed. I face a worthy challenger... in cargo shorts. My weapon is a children's device. My arena -- a hotel room. This exhibition has little to do with gladiators or fencing and more to do with ink and stubborn stains. While most kids enjoy bouncing basketballs and marching through malls, I find excitement wielding a...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
83 Words
Don't be lazy! Spend your summer getting any early action applications handled so you have plenty of time for your regular decision colleges. I waited...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
58 Words
My college, in conjunction with an outside foundation, offered me a full scholarship with a generous stipend...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
82 Words
Gates Millennium. Coca Cola Scholars. Burger King/McLamore. QuestBridge. Robertson. Ronald Reagan. These are just a handful of scholarships you should know off the top...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
21 Words
I sent some poetry and songs...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
102 Words
If you know what you might want to major in, use that to your advantage! Research the relevant department at the given college. Learn teachers' courses and names. Find out about...
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My advice about getting recommenders
133 Words
Make sure your recommenders are teachers from your current or previous year of high school (i.e., if you're graduating with your senior class, ask your senior and junior teachers for recs; if you're graduating as a junior, as your...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.01
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2160
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1500
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details14 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMath Team, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Science Club/Team

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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