College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi there! I'm a student at the University of Chicago, and I know how stressful college app season can be. I hope I can help you, and good luck!
From: Sonoma , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, UCSB, Washington, UMass
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
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High School Performance

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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Chess, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band
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College Application Essays

“In eighth place: Sonoma Valley High School.” This has to be a mistake. Bursting into tears, my team and I walk to The Podium to receive our 2013 California High School Mock Trial State Finals medals. No thank you speech, no cute pose for the picture—just a nudge off stage to make room for the next team. I stand at counsel table, the Law and Order theme running through my mind. As the jury files in, my years of preparation...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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UChicago "Uncommon" Prompt

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Supplemental Essay

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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Additional Essay Details:
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UChicago is known for it's interesting prompts. Mine asked what the mantis shrimp can see that human beings can't. There was also room to add a supplemental essay on an academic pursuit that meant something to us. We also had another essay to write, explaining why UChicago specifically was the perfect fit. Please find all three essays in full below. #1 A mantis shrimp would make a great college admissions officer. I’m not saying that college admissions officers need lethal...

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