Chance would be appreciated.

<p>Hi, I am anxiously counting down the days till decision-day. (D-Day haha) I am applying as an Economics Major. Specific consideration regarding the program will be appreciated.</p>

<p>I am most worried that I may not be considered a well-rounded enough student.
Unlike some (maybe even most) I don't play a sport and my number of club activities/awards/etc. pales in comparison with some of the other amazing chance threads I have seen.
But one thing I can say is that the few activities I did participate in, I dug deep into each of them spending 3-4 years in all of them.</p>

<p>Also, I tried to gear my electives/activities towards a business/economics focus.
Hence I took: Accounting for Business, Accounting for Merchandising, IB Business and Management, AP Macro Economics classes to demonstrate my clear focus.
My other activities are listed below, the two that particularly supplement my focus are: Economics Research Assistant @ University of CA, Irvine and Future Business Leaders of America (President)</p>

<p>Anyhow, an honest chance post would be appreciated.</p>

<p>Gender: M
Race: Asian
Location: CA
College Class Year: 2016
High School: Public
High School Type: sends many grads to top schools
Will apply for financial aid: Yes</p>

<p>Academics:</p>

<p>GPA - Unweighted: 3.94
GPA - Weighted: 4.78
Class Rank: top 5%
Class Size: 700</p>

<p>Scores:</p>

<p>SAT I Math: 800
SAT I Critical Reading: 750
SAT I Writing: 750
SAT II Literature: 760
SAT II U.S. History: 800
SAT II Math Level 2 (IIC): 800
SAT II Physics: 790
SAT II Chemistry: 740
SAT II Korean with Listening: 800</p>

<p>AP's Taken:
AP Euro 5, AP Calc AB/BC 5, AP Physics B 5, AP English Lang/Comp 5, AP US History 5</p>

<p>IB's Taken:
IB Physics SL 6, IB Business & Mgmt. SL 7</p>

<p>AP Course-load/Classes Senior Year:
AP Physics C Mech/E&M, AP English Lit, AP Spanish, AP Gov, AP Econ (Macro)</p>

<p>IB Course-load Senior Year:
IB English HL, IB Philosophy HL, IB Spanish HL, IB Math SL</p>

<p>Other Senior Year Classes:
Multivariable Calculus</p>

<p>Extracurriculars:</p>

<p>Significant Extracurriculars:
-University of CA, Irvine - Economics Research Assistant. (Researched Great Depression for academic publication)
-Pianist/Organist for Church Choir, Praise Team
-Youth Athletic Club Instructor</p>

<p>Leadership positions:
-Future Business Leaders of America (President)</p>

<p>Athletic Status: N/A</p>

<p>Volunteer/Service Work:
-Critical Care Unit (Volunteer)
-Accounting Intern at Local Firm</p>

<p>Honors and Awards:
-AP Scholar w/ Distinction
-Spanish Department Scholar
-Rotary Sunrise Scholar
-National Merit Semi-finalist (maybe finalist too?)
-FBLA Financial Literacy Award
-FBLA Accounting 1 - 4th at state
-FBLA Management - 4th at state</p>

<p>Essays:
Personal Statement directly looks into who I am.
Short Statement was about my experiences as pianist/organist at church.
Why Chicago gets really in detail about the school, what I've heard about it, my personal experience with Chicago.
Extended Supplement talks about a really funny/quirky experience that changed me.</p>

<p>Recommendations:
My Business & Management Teacher is also my FBLA advisor. She wrote me a pretty good one no doubt. She said she raved about my analysis of US Airways and their liquidity crisis (a paper I wrote Junior Year).</p>

<p>The Professor I worked under at UC Irvine also wrote me a great recommendation. He's one of the best Great Depression economists in America. He focused mainly on my work experience as a economics research assistant, my passion/talent for the subject, and other stuff.</p>

<p>(worthy of mentioning: The Professor I worked under is a UChicago grad, he was the one who told me about the school and I included a little bit of my experiences hearing about UChicago in my supplement)</p>

<p>I don't think UChicago admits by major so I'm not sure what "specific consideration" would be relevant...</p>

<p>Anyways, you're clearly a very competitive applicant but I don't know how often applicants with similar stats are accepted. Your stats are clearly good enough to merit strong consideration but given how competitive admissions are you're certainly not guaranteed to get in. I'm also skeptical that anyone else will provide any real insight into how likely it is that you will be admitted.</p>

<p>Compared to many cases of the class of 2015, even though this year's admit rate will be very likely lower than 13%, my guess is, you will have over 80% chance to get in. Congratulations!</p>

<p>You have as solid of a shot at this as anyone. I couldn't help but notice the similarities in our stats/awards/interests (2300, 2 800s in USH/MII, 3.94 UW GPA, Economics/Business Major, FBLA State Award Winners in Competitive FBLA States). I was recently admitted to UChicago in the early round, and wrote about my passion for economics. If anything, I'd say you would stand as good of a /better shot than I did. Good luck :)</p>