College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘16
BA, English, Philosophy

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Silver Spring , Maryland
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Grinnell, Haverford, Oberlin, UChicago
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2310
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Italian Club, Community or summer theater/plays, School Theater/Plays, Homework Heroes
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Issue of personal significance
552 Words
What follows is in response to this question: "Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you." I’ve identified myself as a feminist to a few friends, all of them men, and I’ve heard strikingly similar reactions each time. “What’s in it for you?” they ask, in one form or another. It’s not a good question—being opposed to the exploitation of others should need no ulterior motive—but for...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
757 Words
In response to a question asking for a link between Plato and Play-Doh: “Wu-Tang is for the children,” announced American rapper and folk hero Ol’ Dirty Bastard, as he stormed the stage of the 40th Grammy Awards in 1998, protesting an unforeseen and unconscionable loss to Puff Daddy in the category of Best Rap Album. Most viewers, I imagine, disagreed. Here was a perpetually drunken, likely mentally ill, convicted felon who voluntarily referred to himself as “Ol’ Dirty Bastard.” Here also...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
261 Words
I think the most helpful thing to do before any interview is to read as many books as you can. Or, more realistically, make sure there are a few books you can talk about enthusiastically if the opportunity comes up, ideally both fiction and nonfiction. First of all, it’s pretty common for interviewers to ask what you’ve been reading these days, so you’ll want to be able to answer that question without either lying...