College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm proud to be a Maroon, and am really appreciative of the opportunities I have here at the University of Chicago
From: Naperville , Illinois
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Vanderbilt, Illinois
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Science Club/Team, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Disaster relief, Math Team, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Jazz / Orchestra, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Charity Drive Organizing, French Club, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

What do the Pullman strike, a swinging strike (baseball), and a bowling strike have in common? They’re all worth 10 points in Scholastic Bowl. A test of knowledge as a citizen of the world, Scholastic Bowl - also known as Quizbowl in states outside of Illinois - allows students to display their knowledge in all subject areas. This versatile extracurricular gave me the opportunity to discover new favorites, from all kinds of literature and fine art to the geniuses that...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
762 Words
Tradition and modernization tend to have an inverse relationship. If a place has more tradition, it tends to lag behind in innovation, stuck in the past; if a place is fully modernized, it tends to lose its roots in tradition, fixated on the future. A versatile microcosm in a sea of one-dimensional educational institutions, the University of Chicago bucks this trend as a wholesome blend of past, present, and future. The campus itself is a manifestation of this fusion. As...

Additional Essay Details:
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Make sure you are applying to only schools that you have legitimate interest in because of factors such as faculty, students, population/location, programs, etc., and not just brand name prestige. Anybody can write about the great name of a top school - only you can write about the personal connection you felt with a tour guide when you visited, or the love of a certain plant you saw as you walked by. Push your writing to display the dynamic,...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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passionate, driven,...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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Harvard, Stanford, Princeton - I thought...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Find teachers that saw you both in the classroom and outside in extracurricular activities ...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Take the initiative and get involved. Whether it is volunteering, internships, studying new...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Everybody is extremely tight-knit at...

What set me apart from other applicants
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I was involved in almost all of extracurriculars my school had to...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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The atmosphere, the passionate student body, the...

How to increase chances at my school
37 Words
Visit and really get a feel for the university. If you...

Post-college plans
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I hope to continue with volunteer work/philanthropy as...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Highlight a small, neat tidbit that really stuck with you about...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I applied to a lot of scholarships, and though very few were successful, it's...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Intramural sports, Scav (short for Scavenger Hunt), Kuvia (weeklong winter activities),...