Transfer chance to UChicago?

<p>Basics: Asian, female, freshman at University of Texas at Austin
Major: International Relations and Global Studies
GPA: 3.73</p>

Classics of Social and Political Thought (Honors)
Intro to European Studies
Intro to Astronomy
Intro to Anthropology
Physics for Non-Technical Majors</p>

Intro to International Relations
Self and Soul (philosophy/freshman signature course)
American Government
Life and Deaths of Stars (second part of Astronomy sequence)
Intro to Classical Mythology</p>

-Service Learning Team Lead for Project 2011 (one of the largest student-run service projects in the nation)
-Co-Director of Project 2011 Community Fair Committee
-UT Reads (volunteer with kids, encouraging literacy/education)
-Texas First (volunteer organization)
-Leadership Education and Progress program (leadership program)
-Asian-American Leadership Institute (another leadership program)</p>

<p>High School:</p>

<p>GPA: 3.96
Rank: 5/776
SAT: 1460/1600, 2160/2400
AP: US History (4), English Language (4)
EC's: Speech and Debate (all four years, qualified to nationals twice), National Honor Society (President), STARS (mentored/tutored peers), Mentor/pseudo co-coach of middle school speech and debate team.</p>

<p>LORs: One from astronomy professor who knows me well, and one from European studies professor that knows me sort of well (class of 30, active in discussion, did excellent in class) </p>

<p>I applied last year and was wait-listed, but I'm still convinced (if not more so) that UChicago is the perfect place for me. I would want to major in International Studies there.</p>

<p>(I also visited the campus during winter break and did an interview, if that helps.)</p>

<p>So, what do you think my chances are?</p>

<p>And do any successful UChicago transfers have any advice?</p>

<p><em>bump</em> Anyone?</p>

<p>You have a good chance. UofC accepts about 100/650 applicants so I’m sure you’ll be pretty competitive.</p>

<p>Thanks, that makes me feel a bit better. Btw, where did you get that statistic?</p>


<h2>UofC accepts about 100/650 applicants so I’m sure you’ll be pretty competitive. </h2>

<p>Its from collegeboard.</p>

<p>Im a freshman at UT also applying/applied to UChicago! Your HS stats are great. College GPA is okay, could always be better. College ECs are also good. Just make sure your essays are strong and “philosophical” like UChicago wants.</p>

<p>97/675 to be precise.</p>

<p>Thanks, ace6904! Hopefully it works out for the both of us!</p>