College Admissions Info

kabyrnes
kabyrnes
University of Chicago ‘19
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Chicago , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, Northwestern, Illinois, U Illinois
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

34
ACT
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
N/A
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Choir
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College Application Essays

I talked about my allergies and the near death experience I had while in Kindergarten that I remember very well. I explained how I am extremely careful and cautious now as a result of it, but I infused my essay with a lighthearted tone here and there, demonstrating that I am not, in fact, a "party pooper."

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
366 Words
One of the aspects of the University of Chicago that I fell in love with is its Core curriculum. At most colleges, there are classes that you are forced to take, and if the classes you are forced to take make you miserable then your college experience isn’t going to be as delightful or educational as it should be. The amount of freedom given with my schedule is very important to me because I can really take my education...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
582 Words
Why do people come and go? Why do some stay with us for the long haul but others bail? Could it be that we are, for lack of a better word, destined to meet certain people throughout our lives, and that they are meant to impact us in some way? I had never really given the subject even the slightest consideration until a few days after my boyfriend and I broke up. As most people know, after being with someone...









College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
106 Words
Definitely work or volunteer during your summers. You might discover something you really enjoy or are good at, and colleges love that you are taking the initiative to do something productive instead...





Post-college plans
19 Words
I plan on going to Med...





Why I ultimately chose my school
146 Words
I was really on the fence between Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. They were both pretty near my home, great schools, and offered great financial aid. Ultimately, I chose UChicago because of its house system and how gothic the buildings look. I...





My advice about getting recommenders
54 Words
Make friends with your teachers. Don't be a jerk, don't be cold, don't be aloof. Ask...