College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘17
BA, Political Science and Government, Cinematography and Video Production

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

First Year at University of Chicago, Studying Political Science and Cinema & Media Studies
From: Montvale , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 2 schools
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Lacrosse
Extracurricular Activities: American Red Cross, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Work experience
514 Words
Carpe Cor “There is a heart in Philadelphia!” my exasperated boss yelled into the phone, “get here in 30 and you can go.” I tumbled out of bed at 11:30pm and was at Columbia –Presbyterian by 11:58. The drive from New Jersey to New York City was exceedingly faster than my morning commute, accentuating the peculiarly exhilarating theme of the evening. During my internship in the cardiothoracic surgical lab at Columbia, I had seen plenty of catheter based cardiac procedures. However, while...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
93 Words
Essay Option 4: "...I [was] eager to escape backward again, to be off to invent a past for the present." -The Rose Rabbi by Daniel Stern Present: pres-ent 1. Something that is offered, presented, or given as a gift Let's stick with this definition. Unusual presents, accidental presents, metaphorical presents, re-gifted presents, etc. - pick any present you have ever received and invent a past for it. Below is my essay, where I wrote a past life for my dog (she was...

Additional Essay Details:
704 Words
She is a contradiction. Even her name, Shanti—meaning “peaceful” in Punjabi—is farcically ironic. Although it’s been nine years, I gaze into her maple-syrup-almond eyes and still see the sickly present I received on my eighth birthday. I recall my trip to the Puppy Palace—the condition of which almost laughably juxtaposes with its name. While all her peers rowdily begged for attention, she was curled up in the corner, quietly wallowing in her kennel cough. So, when...

College Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
219 Words
The core curriculum, size, resources, and values are aspects of The University of Chicago that I find most appealing. To me, the Core seems to provide a common language that unites a unique mixture of students. I enjoy interacting with students who are passionate about subjects that differ from my own interests, so surely Core disciplines would be some of my favorites. Moreover, I admire the...