* SAT: 1580
* SAT IIs: 800x3
* Rank:20 (top 5%)
* Other stats: 36 ACT
* Teacher Recs:Excellent
* Counselor Rec:Excellent
* Hook (if any): Wrote on my passion for my future field of study (not sure if it's a hook)
* State or Country:Ohio
* School Type:Public
Other Factors:taking japanese immersion program at local college 10 hrs per quarter
General Comments:want to go to U of C..hoping for scholarship..
SAT IIs:800, 710, 700
GPA:3.7 uw, 4.8 w
Other stats: AP scholar with distinction, Ib candidate
Teacher Recs:"best in career"
Hook (if any):i'm really into philosophy and I got an interview with an ex-philosophy major
State or Country:Indiana
School Type: Public (best public school in state :P)
people from my school that have gone to chicago have done pretty well....
General Comments: I'm soooooo happy! I just sat down on the floor right where I opened it!
SAT IIs: Even though Chicago doesn't require them: 730, 740, 800
GPA: 3.973 UW/ 4.073 W
Rank: Top 2%, 8/304
Other stats: 5 on AP Stats, 3 on AP Euro, National Merit Semi-finalist (so far) PS: Does anyone know how much aid Chicago offers to Finalists/Scholars?
Essays: I did the mustard essay, but it had nothing to do with mustard. It was about a contest at a state fair for the biggest heart, and I kind of wrote about how you have to be modest and humble and blah blah blah...it was my favorite essay, but it was kind of corny.
Teacher Recs: I think they were pretty good. I think they were about how I coped with someone close to me passing away last year, so, yeah.
Counselor Rec: I don't know, he likes me, but he's the school's football coach, so I don't know how eloquent he is.
Hook (if any): I'm editor-in-chief of my school's paper, exec board for our Key Club (the largest in WI), Freshman Mentor, I won an award for our state called Wisconsin Leader of the Year, got to attend TMOT...also involved in class council. Played one year varisty volleyball, two years club volleyball. Other ECs I can't think of.
State or Country: WI
School Type: Public, but competitive
Other Factors: Um...I think I hit on all the big stuff. General Comments: After getting deferred from MIT and Caltech, this feels pretty good!
SAT: Took December 4, don't know yet
Rank:1/60 (small school)
Other stats: 35 ACT, National Merit Semi- and most likely Finalist
Essays:Good, I'm a good writer and I thought my essay (on the Teleclone prompt) was well thought out and well written, but it wasn't anything especially novel or quirky.
Hook (if any):My good looks, charm, and personality. Actually, I don't really know.
State or Country:South Dakota
General Comments: Holding out for the big scholarship--if I can't pull that off, it unfortunately probably won't happen.
SAT: 1420 (730v, 690m)
ECs: Lots of writing stuff (freelance, school newspaper, literary journal) and some music stuff (bass, guitar, band night organizer).
Essays: Overall, pretty good (I feel).
Teacher Recs: Overall, pretty-to-very good.
Counselor Rec: No idea, but tried to paint an optimistic picture of me.
Hook: No idea.