College Admissions Info

University of Chicago, ‘20
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Modern day disciple of Sun Tzu
From: NYC , New York
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: NYU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 25%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
Volunteer Experiences:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UChicago, NYU: Failure experience
688 Words
Sick Tiger "I will do everything in my power to fail you. And you will do everything in your power to pass," Mr. Akhmedov said. For several moments, the mass of 34 students, bristling with vigor just moments ago, stopped its cacophonous chorus. "If you don't like the way how I handle things, you can always leave." And thus, my freshman year began. Several Mondays into the term, I was sitting in the math office, frantically flipping through hastily drawn free...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago: “Why us” school essay
470 Words
The University of Chicago is renowned for many things: its quirkiness, annual Scavenger hunt, world-class economics program, and perhaps even undefeated winning streak against Notre Dame’s football team. However, what attracts me the most is the unique and challenging learning environment. The Core and the Life of the Mind philosophy promote a distinct culture that strongly encourages academic immersion, inquiry, and open-mindedness. A current student from the Prospective Students Advisory Committee told me that “what characterizes the Life of...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago: Other
635 Words
“What a heartless Republican!” “UGH! I can’t believe you bleeding liberals are destroying our country!” Browse through any social media post that’s even remotely related to politics, and I’ll bet you’ll come across entertaining slapdash political slander like this. Of course, there’s a fine line between how people act online and in real life, so I find it easy to forget about this comical bigotry once I leave Facebook. But recently, I’ve begun to...

Supplemental Essay for UChicago: Other
491 Words
One of my favorite books is Walter Isaacson’s masterpiece biography Steve Jobs. This book not only reveals the idiosyncrasies and previously confidential information about the former visionary, but also has a profound influence on my outlook towards life. One scene that stood out to me was when his father was teaching him how to paint his own fence. Jobs’ father was telling his son that it was important to delicately paint the side of the fence that passerby couldn...

Supplemental Essay for NYU: “Why us” school essay
389 Words
The College of Arts and Sciences at NYU is a learning environment that will be an ideal place for me to develop my interest in politics, which is my planed major. The school offers a rich and diverse selection of courses that provides a comprehensive education on politics that is both practical and theoretical. Why does Donald Trump's campaign still thrive despite many political pundits predicting its demise? The "Campaign Strategy and Media in Domestic and International Campaigns" course may...

College Admissions Advice

Post-college plans
88 Words
If you feel strongly about what you want to do post undergrad, you need to look beyond the US News and Report rankings. Ask current students...

How I narrowed down my essay topics
100 Words
The day the Common App was released, I started brainstorming ideas for each prompt that interested me and wrote bullet point outlines. When senior year began, I already had...

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
109 Words
Start preparing early so you don't have to cram everything at the beginning of senior year. Remember that you still have to take a full load of classes before the ED and RD...

How I would rate the alumni network at my school (UChicago)
31 Words
Strong alumni network in investment banking. Network for consulting...

How I would rate the career center or my advisor (UChicago)
65 Words
Good if you're interested in business, particularly finance and consulting. Career Advancement offers many resources such as resume review, practice...