bibigonchik,
UChicago ‘17
B.A., Biology and Biological Sciences, , Russian and Eastern European Languages and Literature
Features Included
4
Essays
7
Schools
6
Scores
5
Advice
6
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown , Illinois
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Russian

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Biology and Biological Sciences

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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busy, intelligent,...
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My advice about getting recommenders
38 Words
Make sure it is a teacher or adult you actually know...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
31 Words
Get a job! Any job is good, but it...
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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...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
38 Words
Third year Russian has been my favorite class so far because...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMath Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, National Honor Society, Choir, Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Achievement (MESA)
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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