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All I want is to go to The University of Chicago. Im a nervous reck

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  • theRADtomato47theRADtomato47 Registered User Posts: 1,289 Senior Member
    ^agreed.
    @OP, that was one person who got in with a 3.5. Most get in with 3.75+ gpa. If want to give yourself the best shot at UChicago, then you have to be up there. Some people got in with 27-29 ACT, but the majority get in with higher. You said you wanted to increase your odds of getting in, well that is one of your best options. Don't forget essays and recs and ultimatly the adcoms will judge if your a "good fit" for UChicago because it is a very unique top university. Also, just because you really want to go there is not the same thing as "good fit."
  • chjellychjelly Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    Be more weird and interesting and compelling.
  • theleakerstheleakers Registered User Posts: 1,190 Senior Member
    just let me in, and I will make me fit !!!
  • AlexandraDAlexandraD Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    haha^
    and Yeah i really like their whole philosopy...and I would consider myself unique as well.

    I definitely want to get WAY better then a 27. Im not going to get my hopes up and be unrealistic though

    Like i said before i am just not a good stand test taker...
    but i will be working on getting my score up now until april.

    For anyone...one more question,
    Do you know anyone that got in this year or last?
    If so, was there anything that stood out about them?
  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    Why don't you search admitted/rejected students' profiles for yourself here?
    University of Chicago - College Confidential
  • PancakedPancaked Registered User Posts: 3,355 Senior Member
    ^^ Definitely go there and look at the topics (stickied to the top and elsehwere) where people post their results. Few who get rejected actually post, but you can see the stats it takes to get accepted or deferred.

    Say what you want about how UChicago evaluates test scores, but a low test score hurts your application, no matter how you look at it. It's no coincidence that UChicago has high test score averages.

    You realllly need to take more AP courses. Two AP courses over 4 years in high school is really weak. I hope you understand that the average student applying has probably taken between 4 and 9. Many have taken upwards of 12.

    Anyways, keep trying hard, and stay positive. UChicago will be a high reach. Make sure you find some great schools that are more on your level in case it doesn't work out.
  • theRADtomato47theRADtomato47 Registered User Posts: 1,289 Senior Member
    Two AP courses over 4 years in high school is really weak.
    ^wow, i skipped over this. Test scores won't be your downfall, this will. (unless your HS only offers like 5 or less ap courses) Good idea by T26E4, search the UChicago forum for the decisions thread and you'll find out how competitive it really is.
  • LoremIpsumLoremIpsum Registered User Posts: 3,501 Senior Member
    Folks, this is a certified and experienced CC **** -- only 9 posts, all of them in this thread. Poor spelling that looks intentional (can't spell Einstein correctly?), and horrible stats combined with an attitude that compels the reader to want to respond.
  • jengajenga117jengajenga117 Registered User Posts: 593 Member
    It really matters on not only you seeing yourself at the college, but also the college seeing you as a fit. With that said, be yourself in the essays and for extracurriculars, do something you really enjoy. Good luck! I hope you get in
  • azndarkvaderazndarkvader - Posts: 483 Member
    well i got deferred with a 2200. 3.98 GPA 8 APs (5), Siemens and Intel STS semifinalit, 5 published papers, some good ecs . maybe you'll have better luck? would aim for a 33 though tbh

    OH OWN YOUR ESSAYS THEY CARE SO MCUH ABOUT ESSAYS (proabbly why i got deferred :P)
  • FatumFatum Registered User Posts: 876 Member
    AlexandraD wrote:
    Being an art student is definitely not a crutch though, it helps me see things in abstract ways, most 35 ACT scorers wouldnt understand.

    What is this supposed to mean?

    And don't say that your potentially low ACT score will not matter simply because it isn't as important. Perhaps people have gotten in with a 27, but doesn't mean you will. I would think that even with a 35 you still have a slim chance, let alone a 27.
  • theleakerstheleakers Registered User Posts: 1,190 Senior Member
    when you get deferred, does it mean they are not making a decision now and depending on how many applicants turn in their SIR, then they know how many more slots are still open, then they notify you if there are open slots ???
  • azndarkvaderazndarkvader - Posts: 483 Member
    no deferred basically means you're in the regular applicant pool (its like try 2)
  • impersonationsimpersonations Registered User Posts: 176 Junior Member
    lol good luck making it with a 31.
  • azndarkvaderazndarkvader - Posts: 483 Member
    got into chicago :)
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