SAT I (breakdown): N/A
ACT: Didn’t submit
SAT II: N/A
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): I believe it is 14/576
AP (place score in parenthesis):N/A
IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
Senior Year Course Load: AP Language and Rhetoric, AP Psychology, AP Chemistry, AP Economics, Honors Anatomy and Physiology Independent study, Honors Peer Tutoring, Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors Medical Ethics Independent Study. [Block Scheduling]
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): IL State Scholar </p>
<p>Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): I had plethora of sporadic and nonuniform activities but I believe my most important activity was Greek school- graduating sophomore year. Otherwise, I didn’t have any recognized leadership positions.
Job/Work Experience:Worked at a retail store during summer before senior year
Volunteer/Community service: Again, sporadic. I had a large volume of hours working with my mom at the clinic she works at.
Summer Activities: Did a medical conference at Northwestern University over the summer before my senior year. Received a Scholarship to attend.</p>
<p>Essays: Best pieces I’ve ever written. My supplemental essay really put into perspective how much I wanted to attend (for me). I think the epitome of a good essay is something that really reflects who you are.
Teacher Recommendation: Great, got one from my AP Biology teacher and AP Language teacher.
Counselor Rec: Never saw it, but I am guessing it was generic.
Additional Rec: N/A
Interview: Had an alumni interview. I thought it went okay. It was really enlightening for me regarding my desire to attend.</p>
<p>State (if domestic applicant): Illinois
School Type: Suburban, Public.
Income Bracket: 50-100K
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None</p>
<p>Strengths: Essays, Rec’s
Weaknesses: ACT scores, though I didn’t submit them! Lack of uniform activities and leadership positions
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I don’t think I can pinpoint one thing that would have “sealed the deal.” I do, however, believe that the idea of looking at the applicant holistically is true.
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at Loyola University Chicago, University of Minnesota. Waitlisted at Kenyon College, University of Wisconsin Madison and University of Chicago- I think it was because of my unpromising ACT…</p>
<p>General Comments: I believe that by the end of the application process, I had a pretty accurate idea of which school I wanted to go to. They gave me a gracious amount of FA ( A little below 50k). I hope everyone is happy with the result of this years college application process!</p>