College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘19
BA, Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

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From: Chicago
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, Grinnell, USC, Illinois, Loyola U Chicago, DePaul
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Chinese Club, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

An emergency landed my grandma in the hospital. The problem was an open slit in the tracheoesophageal membrane; food and drink reached her lungs, causing difficulty breathing. The doctors suggested implanting stents into her trachea and esophagus, tiny mesh tubes that would close off the connection. Like on a bumpy roller coaster, her health slowly improved and then suddenly worsened, on a steep decline. After one last drop, doctors told us it was only a matter of time. We called...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
313 Words
University of Chicago presents the perfect golden ratio of education. Although the Socratic circle discussion-based classes make me anxious, they are perfectly balanced by aan small class size. Speaking to a smaller audience poses less of a problem to me, and with only a couple of students in a room, I will be forced to battle my insecurities but in a small, supportive setting. When I asked a tour guide about his opinion of the Core Curriculum, he enlightened me...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
47 Words
The goal was to answer "Were pH an expression of personality, what would be your pH and why? (Feel free to respond acidly! Do not be neutral, for that is base!)" in an essay. I wrote about how I was slightly basic, citing chemistry and my personality.

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
5 Words
Essay for Questbridge Scholarship application.

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
83 Words
I had a good relationship with my counselor and I'd like to say that my counselor was good at his job. I immediately got into...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
85 Words
My best advice to write a "Why Us" essay would be to really get a feel for the school you are writing it about. If possible,...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
57 Words
My family and I definitely cannot afford a college education so I immediately talked to my counselor...

Post-college plans
45 Words
If I can snag a good internship while in college and guarantee a source...

What I’d change about my application process
33 Words
Set up goals and deadlines for yourself and actually try...