Official University of Chicago 2016 EA Results Thread

<p>See next post for correct format.</p>

<p>With decisions coming out in 2 days, I thought it would be appropriate to create this thread. We all know how helpful it was for us to look at previous years decisions, so please help give back to the CC community!</p>

<p>This thread is purely for decisions, so please direct comments to the discussion thread</p>

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<p>Okay I think thats right, and dont forget to remove spaces :smiley: Good luck everyone!!</p>

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<p>Anyone know what time it should come out? :/</p>

<p>when are these coming out? any news anyone?</p>

<p>I would like to reiterate… This thread is purely for decisions, so please direct comments to the discussion thread: <a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-chicago/1215940-uchicago-class-2016-early-action-applicants-unite.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-chicago/1215940-uchicago-class-2016-early-action-applicants-unite.html</a></p>

<p>University of Chicago said late afternoon, so expect any time after 5pm Chicago time… now please, be patient. Good Luck everyone!</p>

<p>@Raichu</p>

<p>You have an extra “[/list]” right before the “Other Factors” section that does not format correctly. Edit that if you can.</p>

<p>Admitted! Rushing out the door, but simplified stats as follows:</p>

<p>ACT 33
No SAT I
SAT II’s: Math II 760, US History 710
GPA uw 4.0, uw 4.55
Great counselor, teacher recs
solid essays</p>

<p>Decision: Deferred</p>

<p>Quick Stats:[ul]
[li] SAT I: 2240 (760 CR / 710 M / 770 W)[/li][li] SAT II ** 710 Chem / 800 Math II[/li][li] GPA: 4.18 / 4.56[/li][li] Rank: 2/100 [/ul][/li]Information:[ul]
[li] Senior Schedule: AP Bio, AP Phys, AP Calc, AP Spanish, AP Lit, Band [/li][li] Major Awards: NSO medalist.[/li][li] Extracurriculars: President of several clubs/student organizations. [/li][li] Essays: Extended essay was on the “Between Living and Dreaming” topic.[/li][li] Teacher Recs: Didn’t read. (Probably very good, though.)[/li][li] Counselor Rec: Didn’t read. [/li][li]
Interview:** Average.<br>[/li][li]Ethnicity: White/Asian[/li][li] Gender: Male[/li][li]Hooks: None. [/ul] [/li]Reflection:[ul]
[li] Strengths: Grades, Leadership, Extended Essay[/li][li] Weaknesses: Common Application Essay, Short Supplement Essay[/li][li] Why you think you were deferred: I have no idea.[/li][*] Comments: Deferred like a boss. [/ul]</p>

<p>Deferred. but simplified stats as follows:</p>

<p>ACT 28
No SAT I
SAT II’s: None
GPA uw 4.8, uw 3.8
Great counselor, teacher recs
solid essays</p>

<p>Still got a long way to go. I’m ready</p>

<p>Decision: Deferred</p>

<p>Objective:[ul]
[<em>] SAT I (breakdown): 2370 (800CR, 800W, 770M)
[</em>] ACT: Didn’t take.
[<em>] SAT II: 800 Math II, 790 Lit
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
[<em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 10%
[</em>] AP (place score in parenthesis): Four fives and two fours
[<em>] IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
[</em>] Senior Year Course Load: Five APs (BC, Chem, etc.)
[li] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Semifinalist</p>[/li]
<p>[/ul]Subjective:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): A few club leadership positions, lots of outside community service. I don’t want to get too specific here.
[</em>] Job/Work Experience: Hospital shadowing/intern for a month.
[li] Volunteer/Community service: Lots!</p>[/li]
<p>[/ul]Writing (Write a brief description and rate quality on 1-10 scale; 10 as best):[ul]
[<em>] Common App Main: 8/10. I wrote about religion which I guess can be risky, but it wasn’t inflammatory or anything.
[</em>] EC Short Answer: 4/10. I forgot about this so I just quickly wrote a first draft and sent it…
[<em>] Extended Essay (which topic): 9/10. I did topic #4…I’ve already forgotten what the prompt was haha. I remember liking this essay a lot though.
[</em>] Optional Essay: 6/10. Favorite book.
[li] Why Chicago Essay: 7/10. Kind of vague but well written, in my opinion.</p>[/li]
<p>[/ul]Reflection[ul]
[<em>] Strengths: Test scores, community service.
[</em>] Weaknesses: Grades/class rank, not much long commitment in activities.
[li] Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I really wish I knew.[/ul] [/li]General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations etc: Bleh. I thought I had a solid chance but I guess this was the reality check I needed. Hopefully I’ll get better news come April.</p>

<p>Decision: Deferred </p>

<p>GPA: 4.2
SAT: 2340</p>

<p>:(</p>

<p>Decision: Deferred</p>

<p>Objective:[ul]
[<em>] SAT I (breakdown): ok so this is really derpy, but SAT isn’t big at all in my area and I only took it to qualify for National Merit and DID NOT SEND these to MIT (took it too late to do so anyway) M:690 CR:730 writing 650 2070
[</em>] SAT I superscore (breakdown):N/A
[<em>] ACT (breakdown): composite 34 M:34 English:34 CR:36 Sci:30 (or 31 I can’t remember)
[</em>] ACT superscore (breakdown):
[<em>] SAT II: math level 1 750 Chem:750 Math 2:680
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):My school doesn’t really do uw but I’ve gotten A’s in everything except for 1 A- one semester of AP Calc and 1 A- one semester in AP US and an A- one sem of physics
[<em>] Weighted GPA: 4.03-4.04
[</em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):school doesn’t rank, top 5% is the best estimation my school gives, but I was 1 of 2 national merit semifinalists at our school and the highest gpa in my class is 4.09.
[<em>] AP (place score in parentheses): AP Calc AB:5 AP Chem:5 AP US:4
[</em>] IB (place score in parentheses): N/A
[<em>] Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc BC, AP Bio, AP Euro, AP Physics B, English self studying AP Lit and Physics C
[</em>] Number of other EA applicants in your school: I think only 1 other
[li] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):[/ul] National Merit Semifinalist (so far), AP Scholar :P, I won a Physics olympics at our state University</p>[/li]
<p>Subjective:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): Ok I’m only going to put down the things I included on my app because that’s all that is useful to you guys, I hate it when people list everything they’ve done because you get only a few places on the app to put ECs unless you attach an additional resume so, Theater, Music (guitar), creative writing, volunteer work with mentally disabled kids, and floor hockey
[</em>] Job/Work Experience: lots of babysitting
[<em>] Volunteer/Community service:[/ul] see above ^^
Writing (Write a brief description and Rate Quality on 1-10 Scale; 10 as Best):[list]
[</em>] Essays (Include Subjects):[list] overall I think my essays were good, I worked on them for a little more than 2 months and got feedback from my favorite teacher (not showing it to a million people, but to one person who knows me well so that only my voice would come across in the essay)</p>

<p>I am kind of surprised that I got deferred, but I got into MIT EA so I don’t really care :D</p>

<p>Decision: Deferred</p>

<p>Objective:[ul]
[<em>] SAT I: 2140
[</em>] ACT: 32
[<em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.813
[</em>] Weighted GPA: 4.083
[<em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 23/94
[</em>] Senior Year Course Load: heavy/rigorous
[<em>] Number of other EA applicants in your school: 5?
[</em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NMSF[/ul]
Subjective:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses):
(Model UN)
(National Honor Society)
(National Art Honor Society)
(Newspaper)
(Yearbook)
International Club
Spanish Club
Exchange Program to Spain
[</em>] Job/Work Experience: none
[<em>] Volunteer/Community service: 150 hours[/ul]
Writing: 9/10[ul]
[</em>] Teacher Recommendation #1: very strong
[<em>] Teacher Recommendation #2: strong
[</em>] Counselor Rec: strong
[<em>] Additional Rec: none
[</em>] Interview: none
[/ul]
Other[ul]
[<em>] State (if domestic applicant): Michigan
[</em>] School Type: public
[<em>] Ethnicity: white
[</em>] Gender: male
[<em>] Income Bracket: 60000-70000
[</em>] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none[/ul]
Reflection[ul]
[<em>] Strengths: writing, extracurriculars, recommendations
[</em>] Weaknesses: class rank sucks, test scores/GPA ?
[li] Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: probably my GPA and class rank :frowning: messed it all up in freshman year[/li][/ul]</p>

<p>Here’s the message I received btw:

[ul]Thank you for your interest in the University of Chicago. The Admissions Committee has reviewed your application, and while we are unable to offer you a place in the class at this time, we would like to review your file again in the spring.</p>

<p>The Committee will reconsider your application and any new information you send in the Regular Notification pool. Please arrange for your mid-year report and an updated transcript to be sent to our office as soon as they are available.</p>

<p>If you would like to update us on your recent accomplishments, we would be glad to review additional materials. We prefer that you submit these materials through the Portfolio in your UChicago Account. Materials must be received by February 25, 2012. Decisions will be sent by April 1, 2012, and if admitted, you will have until May 1, 2012 to reply.</p>

<p>If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at <a href=“mailto:collegeadmissions@uchicago.edu”>collegeadmissions@uchicago.edu</a> or by telephone at 773.702.8650. We hope that the University of Chicago remains high on your list and wish you the best as you continue your college search.</p>

<p>Sincerely,</p>

<p>James G. Nondorf
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid[/ul]</p>

<p>At least it’s not horrible. I feel flattered to even be considered, even if it’s killing me inside!</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

<p>Objective:[ul]
[<em>] SAT I (breakdown): 690 CR 680 M 690 W
[</em>] SAT I superscore (breakdown): 690 CR 750 M 690 W
[<em>] SAT II: 800 Chem 770 Math II 700 USH
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.91
[<em>] Weighted GPA: 4.74
[</em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 4/287
[<em>] AP (place score in parentheses): 5 Chem, 4 APUSH
[</em>] Senior Year Course Load: Most difficult
[li] Number of other EA applicants in your school: 0[/ul]</p>[/li]
<p>Reflection[ul]
[<em>] Strengths: Essays, interview went extremely well, URM
[</em>] Weaknesses: SAT, no real “superb” ECs
[<em>] Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Essays & URM
[</em>] What would you have done differently?: absolutely nothing because I got in!!![/ul]
Other Factors:
General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations, etc: I AM DELIRIOUSLY HAPPY RIGHT NOW!!!</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

<p>I just copied this from a chance me. OMGOMGOMG</p>

<p>SAT: 2340 (800CR, 800M, 740W)
SAT II: 800 Math 2, 800 Chem
GPA: 4.0/4.0 (UW), 4.937/5.0 (W)
Rank: top 10% (my school uses deciles)
APs: 5’s in Eng Lang, Chem, Calc AB, Physics B, and Statistics</p>

<p>Junior Year Courseload: AP Chem (99), AP Physics B (100), AP Calc AB (100), AP Eng lang (94), APUSH (97), Latin III H (100), Span III H (100), Honors Band (98)</p>

<p>Current Courseload: AP Bio, AP Latin V, AP Gov, AP Calc BC, AP Eng/Humanities, Span V Honors, School Newspaper I</p>

<p>ECs:
Marching Band (Captain, best percussion in numerous competitions), Instrumental Music Executive Board (VP), Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, NJ Boys State (State Assemblyman, County Party Vice-Chairman, Ward Leader, passed a bill on geothermal energy), Columbia University Science Honors Program, NHS (VP, made major contributions to the Red Cross), Spanish Honors Society (Treasurer, increased profits by 50%), Latin Honors Society (VP, organized several events to increase enrollment in the classics), Traveler (to a bunch of countries in the middle east)</p>

<p>Volunteer:
4 years at a local hospital, transporting patients, speaking with patients, directing visitors; 300+ hours</p>

<p>Work:
Percussion Instructor (teach fundamental drumming technique to a middle schooler), Employed as an Orchestral Percussionist in my school’s holiday show.</p>

<p>Awards:
AP Scholar with Distinction, Commended Student, U Rochester Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, National Latin Exam Gold Medal, 3rd in County Calculus Competition</p>

<p>Essays:
-Commonapp: Wrote about the various elements of my identity. Both teachers who read it thought it to be very unique and said it spoke honestly about me.
-Supplement: Why UChicago spoke a lot about the curriculum, Chicago, and the specific programs available. Optional essay was about a lot of things like favorite books, events, hobbies, etc. (some were pretty witty). I did the essay on living and dreaming; I think I took an interesting take on it.</p>

<p>Recs:
-Didn’t read, but probably good. One from Chem teacher. The other from my Latin teacher (she knows me really well; also, she’s impressed with me because I’ve self-studied 3 years of Latin and currently have the highest grade in the class)
-Got a rec from the Columbia SHP director, but he writes one for any student that asks.</p>

<p>Interview:
I think it went really well. He could tell that I knew a lot about the school and its specific programs. Other than talking about classes and academics, we talked about androids/iphones and his house in Maine.</p>

<p>Additional factors: I sent them an email a week ago with some updated accomplishments, including the part-time Percussion Instructor job and a few very small things. </p>

<p>Ethnicity: Middle-Eastern
Gender: XY
School: Average School in NJ</p>

<p>I was not expecting this at all. I got really lucky. Congrats to all the other acceptees. To those deferred/rejected, I wish you the best of luck in all your endeavours.</p>

<p>Pick one:
[ size=+2][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted OMGOMGOMG**[/color][/size]</p>

<p>[ b]Objective:[ list]
[ *] SAT I (breakdown): CR 670 MATH 790
[ *] SAT I superscore (breakdown): same
[ *] ACT (breakdown): none
[ *] ACT superscore (breakdown): none
[ *] SAT II: 800 math 800 chem 800 physics
[ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
[ *] Weighted GPA:none
[ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):none
[ *] AP (place score in parentheses):none
[ *] IB (place score in parentheses):none
[ *] Senior Year Course Load:a lot of college courses
[ *] Number of other EA applicants in your school: don’t know
[ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):[/list] some in asia
[ b]Subjective:
[ list]
[ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): a lot
[ *] Job/Work Experience:none
[ *] Volunteer/Community service:[/list] a lot
[ b]Writing (Write a brief description and Rate Quality on 1-10 Scale; 10 as Best):**[ list]
[ *] Essays (Include Subjects):[ list] 9
[ *] Common App Main:7
[ *] EC Short Answer:7
[ *] Extended essay(which topic):10 (own topic)
[ *] Optional Essay: 10
[ *] Why Chicago: 8
[ *] Other:[/list][ *] Teacher Recommendation #1: good
[ *] Teacher Recommendation #2:good
[ *] Counselor Rec:probably good
[ *] Additional Rec:none
[ ] Interview:awesome
[ ] Art Supplement:[/list] none
[ b]Other
[ list]
[ *] Date Submitted App: 1 day before deadline
[ *] State (if domestic applicant):live in MO
[ *] Country (if international applicant):Japan
[ *] School Type:public
[ *] Ethnicity:Japanese
[ *] Gender:F
[ ] Income Bracket:25,0000+
[ ] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):[/list]none
[ b]Reflection
[ list]
[ *] Strengths:essays? interview
[ *] Weaknesses:SAT score
[ *] Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:probably essays.
[ *] What would you have done differently?:[/list][/list][ b]Other Factors:start tp take SAT earlier
[ b]General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations, etc:
Congratulations guys!!!!!!!!!I can’t believe this is true</p>

<p>[ size=+2][ color=orange][ b]Decision: Deferred**[/color][/size]</p>

<p>[ b]Objective:**[ list]
[ *] SAT I (breakdown): 2160, 740R, 690M, 740W
[ *] ACT (breakdown): 34, 34E, 32M, 36R, 33S
[ *] SAT II: none
[ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.85
[ *] Weighted GPA: 4.35
[ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 37/368
[ *] AP (place score in parentheses): Euro(5), Comp(4), Calc AB(3), US(5), Psych(5)
[ *] Senior Year Course Load: AP Lit, AP Stat, AP Gov, AP Chem, AP Bio, Anatomy, Weights
[ *] Number of other EA applicants in your school: 10?
[ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Commended, AP Scholar with Distinction
[ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): Varsity Swim(State Champion), Writer(Wrote and published two books available at Barnes & Noble)
[ *] Job/Work Experience: Salesman($120,000) in sales)
[ b]Writing (Write a brief description and Rate Quality on 1-10 Scale; 10 as Best):CommonApp essay(Counselor/teacher thought it was amazing. It was about writing and its role in my life. 10/10. Chicago essay(7/10, it was more of a rant about not being in gifted at my school but rising above it)
[ *] Other:[/list][ *] Teacher Recommendation #1: Good, Chem teacher loves me
[ *] Teacher Recommendation #2: Good, AP US teacher loved me too
[ *] Counselor Rec: Good, she likes me a lot for the brief time we spend together
[ ] Additional Rec:none
[ ] Interview:none
[ b]Other
[ list]
[ *] Date Submitted App: 10/31
[ *] State (if domestic applicant):Kansas
[ *] Country (if international applicant):
[ *] School Type:Public(Competitive)
[ *] Ethnicity:Asian
[ *] Gender:Male
[ ] Income Bracket:100k
[ ] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):[/list] wrote two books?
[ b]Reflection
[ list]
[ *] Strengths:
[ *] Weaknesses:GPA
[ *] Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:I guess my chicago specific essay wasn’t that good and my gpa/class rank is sorta low
[ b]General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations, etc:disappointed, i thought i really had a good chance</p>

<p>Deferred</p>

<p>GPA- 3.7 unweighted, 4.13 weighted
AP’s- 6
IB’s- 2
Honors- 2
SAT- 2030
ACT- 30</p>

<p>E.C/Leadership- Captain of sport, Chair of 3 different organizations, 500 volunteer hours</p>

<p>*Interview went amazing!</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

<p>Objective:[ul]
[<em>] SAT I (breakdown): 2330 (800w, 780m, 750cr, 11essay) 1 sitting
[</em>] SAT I superscore (breakdown): N/A
[<em>] ACT (breakdown): N/A
[</em>] ACT superscore (breakdown): N/A
[<em>] SAT II: 780 math2, 740 us history
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.8
[<em>] Weighted GPA: N/A
[</em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
[<em>] AP (place score in parentheses): Stats, US History, European History all 5’s
[</em>] IB (place score in parentheses):
[<em>] Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc BC, AP French, AP CompSci, English Electives, equivalent of AP Physics C, Number Theory (Seminar Course)
[</em>] Number of other EA applicants in your school: Not sure. More than 5.
[<em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):[/ul] Nothing significant. Typical Testing Honors
[ b]Subjective:**[ul]
[</em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): Soccer and Piano for entire life. Did not contact coaches but definitely good enough to play for MIT. Student Council CU President, French Club Founder, Math Team Senior Captain, various committees. The typical busy, well-rounded high schooler.
[<em>] Job/Work Experience: Internships at University of Chicago Booth School
[</em>] Volunteer/Community service:[/ul] Tutored younger children sophomore year. Plan to do far more wherever I end up for school.
[<em>] Essays (Include Subjects): [ul]
[li] Common App Main: Challenge. Summer courses as a young kid and mathematics[/li][</em>] EC Short Answer: Student Government
[<em>] Extended essay(which topic): Between living and dreaming. I said another person’s reality. Trippy but very philosophical. Very proud of it.
[</em>] Optional Essay: Did it. About The Cool Kids
[<em>] Why Chicago: Been on campus a lot before. Know what I’m getting into and told them I liked what I saw.
[</em>] Other:[list]
[<em>] Teacher Recommendation #1: Great. Stats/Precalc Teacher
[</em>] Teacher Recommendation #2: Great.
[<em>] Counselor Rec: Sound like a God.
[</em>] Additional Rec: N/A
[<em>] Interview: N/A
[</em>] Art Supplement:[/ul] N/A
Other[ul]
[<em>] Date Submitted App: 11/1
[</em>] State (if domestic applicant): IL
[<em>] Country (if international applicant): N/A
[</em>] School Type: Private
[<em>] Ethnicity: White + Mixed background
[</em>] Gender: Male
[<em>] Income Bracket: Live comfortably
[</em>] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):[/ul] Born and raised Brazilian. Half of family is Brazilian. Doesn’t count as Latino, but still diverse. Think Eduardo Saverin in the Social Network minus 60 million in Facebook settlement. Bilingual home? [ b
Reflection[ul]
[<em>] Strengths: SAT, Recs, Essays, perhaps diverse
[</em>] Weaknesses: Physics Subject Test, GPA, No major awards. Very rejectable
[<em>] Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
[</em>] What would you have done differently?:[/ul] Better physics subject test, worked harder Freshman year for the sake of my GPA</p>

<p>Other Factors:</p>

<p>General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations, etc:
I wrote this before I received my decision. </p>

<p>Very happy right now. Unique situation that would disclose too much of my identity on CollegeConfidential, so Chicago was a likely, but still very happy.</p>