College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘17
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

While I enjoy applied work in the public and private sectors, what I love about college above all else is learning about and contemplating more abstract ideas
From: Briarcliff Manor , New York
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Binghamton
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, Hebrew, Spanish

Test Scores

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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: Cross Country, Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Band, National Honor Society, Marching Band
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: One moment that changed you
519 Words
I still remember the first time I went to see him. My mom had just returned from a business trip, and with a sense of urgency, she took me to see my friend Matt. I was told he had Leukemia again, which meant little to an 8-year-old. Then I began to understand that he was very sick, and that what he had could kill him. These were things that, at the time, I could not begin to understand. Matt was...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
353 Words
When my mother refers to me as “a little old man,” I know she says it with affection, considering that she refers to me as a goofball nearly as often. Yet, when my closest friends joke that I am “a 40-year-old in a 17-year-old’s body,” I am less certain of how to take it. I like reading The New York Times, The New Yorker, and books in English class; I like history and science class, and how these classes...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
605 Words
I think the question I am asked most often is: “Do you have twin telepathy?” My answer is always the same, an emphatic “No.” I am an identical twin, and although my brother and I have many things in common, it is impossible for me to know his thoughts while keeping in mind my own. My whole life, people have seemed to marvel at the fact that there could be two nearly identical people. I could simply tell them that...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
501 Words
It’s a Monday afternoon. After a seemingly endless day at school, I come home, watch a recording of The Daily Show from the previous week to blow off some steam, and then start my homework with the hope of starting the week off on the right foot. Like many teenagers, one of the first things I do when I turn on my computer is open iTunes. But it’s not the music of Wilco, Guster, The Who, or Radiohead ...

Additional Essay Details:
26 Words
UChicago has a very long supplement, with a number of quirks and additional details. Please see their site for some insight into the components I've posted.

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
22 Words
Model UN is definitely very clique-y, but...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
38 Words
It is a grind. I love it and I wouldn't have...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
11 Words
Take your first...

Why I ultimately chose my school
4 Words

My favorite course thus far, and why
69 Words
My favorite course thus far was ECON 20100. In and of itself, the syllabus for this course was nothing special, since it...