College Admissions Info

bibigonchik
University of Chicago, ‘17
BA, Biology and Biological Sciences, Russian and Eastern European Languages and Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, Illinois, Loyola U Chicago, USC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Russian

Test Scores

34
ACT
SAT IIs:
Highest ACT:
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ACT Prep:

High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, National Honor Society, Choir, Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Achievement (MESA)
How Spent Summers:
Work:

College Application Essays

My mother has always been my biggest influence. She was top of her class in school, completely entranced my dad with her beauty and charm, and did her job with the highest degree of excellence. This makes my mom great, but what makes her my biggest influence is her willingness to give everything up for me. She saved me. I was going to be my parents’ first child, and they could not be more thrilled. But, four months into my...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
676 Words
Describe your favorite character foils: My two favorite character foils of all time are Cathy Ames (Kate) and Samuel Hamilton from East of Eden and Batman and the Joker from many comic book series, cartoons, and movies. What I love about each of these characters is that they all are mind blowing. They are captivatingly absurd, and, as polar opposites, they bring out each other’s qualities and both represent the best and the worst in our society. In East...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
1032 Words
The University of Chicago fulfills my desires of a joyful and diverse community. I want to be happy during my college experience. In the University of Chicago, I believe I can be the happiest. People have often told me that when you have found the right college, you just know. I never understood what they meant until I came to UChicago. Honestly, as soon I stepped onto the campus and began to look around, I felt something strange but good....















Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
1833 Words
Create your own essay topic: What do teddy bears do at night? It was finally Lily’s bed time. Teddy knew because the little hand on the clock was right between the eight and the nine and the big hand was on the six. Lily always ran into her room to get ready for bed then. Teddy had been waiting all day to spend time with her. Teddy loved Lily with all of his stuffed heart, and Lily loved him...

























College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
busy, intelligent,...





My advice about getting recommenders
38 Words
Make sure it is a teacher or adult you actually know...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
31 Words
Get a job! Any job is good, but it...





Why I ultimately chose my school
58 Words
Out of all of the schools that I was accepted into, the University of Chicago was not...





My favorite course thus far, and why
38 Words
Third year Russian has been my favorite class so far because...