tatum
tatum,
UChicago
B.A., Public Policy Analysis
Recent graduate from the University of Chicago and now attending Columbia University School of Social Work
Features Included
3
Essays
2
Schools
5
Scores
3
Advice
2
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Champaign, Illinois
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
Class of2013
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
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University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Applied for a B.A. in Public Policy Analysis

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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My personal statement was about being multi-racial. My mother is a first generation immigrant from Japan and my dad is a white American. I reflected on the ways I was differentiated from American culture because of the influence of Japanese culture in my life and how it impacted the way I perceived myself within the fabric of American society. I also reflected on how little I actually knew about my Japanese heritage and yet that Japanese heritage still defined my...
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Supplemental Essay Using a metaphor
152 Words
There were five essay prompts and the applicant was to choose one and respond. The prompt I chose was: “At present, you need to live the question.”—Rainer Maria Rilke, translated from German by Joan M. Burnham. I wrote about how truth was never certain--the "real truth," and that with each second there are events that occur which constantly shape and reconfigure the truth as we may have defined it even just one second before. As a result we need...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
19 Words
I referred to the value of a liberal arts education, the core curriculum, and the rigor of the program.
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General Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
111 Words
I participated in the Women's Varsity Swim Team at the University of Chicago. From my own experience, if you play a sport it becomes a lot easier to get into more elite schools--IF...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
168 Words
I interviewed with the admissions office at the University of Chicago. I would not worry about referencing philosophers, great thinkers, or texts during the interview. I spoke about traveling experiences I had and some of the things I noticed during those experiences about the country, city, the people, etc. Also,...
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Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
182 Words
To be recruited for the swim team I first looked at the qualifying times it would take to for me to be a competitive candidate for the team. Once I ascertained that I had a good chance of being recruited because I was competitive enough compared to the current women's team, I filled out a...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.20
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2150
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1490
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Band, National Honor Society
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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