College Admissions Info

Khia
Khia
University of Chicago, ‘18
BS, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Wisconsin girl
From: Germantown , Wisconsin
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, Villanova
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

2160
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
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High School Performance

3.93
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving (Recruited), Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: 4-H, Choir, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Debate Club/Team, French Club, Community Cleanup / Service, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Prompt: What sets your heart on fire? Words: 547/600 We create our own greatness. It sounds like a quote for a Nike t-shirt. This was actually said in my English class during an off topic discussion. Sometimes, when you hear simple phrases, they have a ring to them, and you just can’t get them out of your head. This quote spoke to me, because when I rise to my own expectations, not to just the minimum standard, is when I...









Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
505 Words
Two individuals rise in the morning and begin their day by drinking a glass of juice. One’s cup is filled with apple juice while the other’s contains fresh squeezed orange juice. So how fundamental is the difference between the two early riser’s juice preferences? To discuss this, the components, or fruit basis, of these drinks must be examined and the motivation for the comparison should be established. As will be explained, a comparison in this case holds...







College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
42 Words
I ultimately decided to go to UChicago after spending a weekend visiting the...





What set me apart from other applicants
56 Words
I think that when you're applying to elite schools, it's very important to have something unique about...





What I’d change about my application process
46 Words
In retrospect, I wish I would have applied to more schools. I was very...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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I think people would be shocked at how...





My favorite course thus far, and why
32 Words
I love the core at UChicago. I am primarily interested...