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UChicago68536,
UChicago ‘17
B.A., Economics
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
Features Included
5
Essays
6
Schools
12
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Briarcliff Manor, New York
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French, Hebrew, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
519 Words
One moment that changed you
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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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.
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General Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
22 Words
Model UN is definitely very clique-y, but...
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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...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
11 Words
Take your first...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
4 Words
I...
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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...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
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
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Swimming/Diving

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Band, National Honor Society, Marching Band
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

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Volunteer Experiences
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Application Additional Materials

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