Jkeener
Jkeener,
UChicago ‘17
B.A.
English major; Medievalist; active participant in Scav, HvZ, my church, and InterVarsity
Features Included
4
Essays
12
Schools
16
Scores
1
Advice
4
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown San Jose, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision, Early Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
516 Words
Diversity statement
Potatoes are beautiful. Even after eating them two meals a day for a week straight, you simply don’t get tired of them. We certainly thought we would when we were told that potato was the staple food in the village we were visiting, but we were wrong. Steamy hot potatoes are a welcome sight and scent after a hard day’s work, and they are, surprisingly enough, the perfect recipe for developing incredible friendships with a wide range of...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
691 Words
Waldo is in the middle of nowhere. More specifically, the village of Waldo is in Waldo Township, Marion County, Ohio, the United States of America, Earth, the Solar System, the Milky Way, the Universe. It’s very small, not even large enough to be called a town, making it nearly impossible to find on a map. In Waldo, there’s little to see and even less to do. For all intents and purposes, Waldo is lifeless. That is, until you...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
407 Words
I actually enjoy being a zombie. Not, of course, that I’m a zombie all the time, although I proudly present myself as one at various intervals throughout the school year. My transformation from a Homo sapiens to a stumbling, incoherent humanoid is a gruesome overnight phenomenon caused by my ardent passion for AP and honors classes. I find it exhilarating to register for as many challenging classes as I can, struggle with the homework load and late nights, and...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
335 Words
Everything about Middle Earth is awe-inspiring. I first realized this after my dad finished reading The Hobbit to me when I was 11. Intrigued, I devoured The Lord of the Rings series in three weeks, watched each of the films in quick succession, and was firmly hooked by J.R.R. Tolkien’s intricate histories, characters, and languages. Since then, I have read every Tolkien-related book I could find, travelled to New Zealand to visit the Lord of the Rings movie...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
223 Words
When I first applied to UChicago under early action, I was deferred because my "Why UChicago" essay wasn't specific enough to the university. While I'd had a lot of fun writing about why being a zombie made me perfect for a rigorous university, if I could go back, I'd write about why the university's English program appealed to me, why I liked the unique activities at the...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
N/A
 
High School TypeReligious
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2310
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsTrack & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMarching Band, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Church, National Honor Society

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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