College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘16
BA, Human Development

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 8 advice topics

Student Background

I'm a second year Comparative Human Development major interested in how quality early childhood education can make a difference in children's lives.
From: Prefer not to say , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Clark, Tulane, UVM, UChicago
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Italian

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2230
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High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Fencing
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring, Church, Photography / Film, Drama Production Crew, Charity Drive Organizing, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

I wrote about my difficulty in choosing a race/ethnicity category on the Common App due to my lack of a meaningful connection with the Hispanic side of my family. I used this issue to explore what I do think of when I try to define my identity.

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
27 Words
I sent in a mini-portfolio of my photography...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I felt that interviews were a good way to give the school a better sense...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I think going through your high school...

How I chose schools to apply to
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I had a college book I read pretty thoroughly, I did a lot of online research,...

How to increase chances at my school
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Be genuine! Talk about things you're really passionate about...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Everyone is so smart and so interesting. People really care about learning, about the things they're doing, and about each...

What I’d change about my application process
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Not stress so much...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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I really wanted to be somewhere so academically strong and with such great opportunities....