College Admissions Info

ZacharyThemer
ZacharyThemer
University of Chicago ‘17
BA, Economics, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Rising third-year at the University of Chicago majoring in Economics/Political Science. When I can get outside the library, I golf, play tennis, and enjoy the Windy City
From: Bourbonnais , Illinois
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, Northwestern, Yale, Illinois
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2350
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1580
Highest SAT: 2350
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Baseball, Golf, Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Best Buddies, Math Team, Student Council / Government, Model Congress / Model UN, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
148 Words
For me, the best part of college is the people. Sure, I absolutely love being able to take classes that interest me, and I look the freedom just as much. However, college is perhaps the best opportunity you will ever have to meet such...





What I’d change about my application process
181 Words
There really isn’t much I would do differently. I diligently researched the colleges I applied to, visited as many as I could, and reached out to students at the universities to gauge what their experiences have been like. More so, I created a plan on the tests I needed to take, and worked...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
177 Words
I recently finished up my second-year at the University of Chicago as an economics and political science double-major, so I guess that means I’m halfway to the light at the end of tunnel. For me, I think I want people to know that the University of Chicago is not where “Fun Comes...