College Admissions Info

newkirk
newkirk
University of Chicago ‘17
BS, Cellular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Current First Year at the University of Chicago
From: Columbus , Ohio
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Yale, UChicago, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Case, Northwestern
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

34
ACT
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: School Choir, Math Team, Church
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College Application Essays

I am from bike rides down the street. I am from the home of baseball. I am from mornings on the porch swing and an "egg with a hole in it." I am from the church across the street and the belief that God will always love you. I am from virtuosos, pounding at the piano keys. I am from intelligence too great to measure; crazy aunts and uncles deep in thought. I am from not one, but from many...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
205 Words
Dublin: the epitome of quaint. Each lawn is green with its friendly neighbors and suburban charm. Dublin is my home and I wouldn't change it for anything. I have been blessed enough to grow up in a city where we have the means to get a good education and learn so much about the world around us. So much, however that these things can be taken for granted. As the kids in this town, including myself, grow up, we sometimes...





Additional Essay Details:
139 Words
For each essay I wrote, I tried to really dig down deep and consider who I am and what is important to me. Schools aren't looking for the generic "this school provides educational opportunities" or "I did this extracurricular because I like helping the needy". That could be anybody. They're looking for your personal voice. If you can't find something to discuss that isn't entirely unique, write about that, but create a different format. For example, for Notre Dame, when...



College Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
120 Words
The University of Chicago provides a thriving environment of students that are diverse and engaged. People don't come here for the name, they come here to be a part of such a brilliant student body in...