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Admissions Chances for University of Chicago

quartzmuffin628quartzmuffin628 Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
Please be as honest as possible. My feeling won't be hurt :)
-3.83: Unweighted GPA (My school doesn't use unweighted)
-4.55: Weighted GPA
-35: ACT (1 Attempt)
-800: Math II SAT
-780: World History SAT
-Very rigorous course load since freshman year (most rigorous classes offered at my school)
-4 AP's by end of junior year
-Regional Science Fair Winner
-I'm on Honor Roll every year
-I should be in National Merit Semifinalist (222 score and I live in PA)
-Currently, I run a business club at my high school
-First chair in the orchestra. We play at community service events throughout the year
-Researching investment techniques and creating a project to teach to other highschoolers these techniques
-Heavily involved (18h a week) in varsity athletics. I am just under the level of the average recruit, but I am close.
-Expecting excellent teacher recommendations
-Go to school in western PA; (probably means nothing)
-My high school does not rank students

-Any thoughts? Feedback would be immensely helpful. Thanks!

Replies to: Admissions Chances for University of Chicago

  • 85bears4685bears46 Registered User Posts: 408 Member
    I shall be brutally honest to you:


    Flip a coin: if it is head, go watch something on YouTube on any subject not related to college. If it is tail, go outside and walk or jog for 30 minutes. If it is snowing hard, just shovel snow for your parents or neighbors.

    Either way will be more productive than asking for chance of admission to any school with single digit admission rate ;).

    P.S. We (parents on CC) have not read your essays. We have not seen you LOR. There is no way we can even come close to giving you an objective evaluation of your chance. Above all, we don't even know how Nondorf and his team choose the admission criteria for the next class.
  • SupremeRussianSupremeRussian Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    I remember being this nervous for ED decisions, and I made a post like this. Looking back, it was pretty silly, but I couldn’t focus on anything else.

    Judging by your stats, you will accepted to somewhere great, so I wouldn’t be freaked out. Literally no one can accurately predict your chances though. All I can say is that I understand how you feel.
  • doorrealthedoorrealthe Registered User Posts: 1,163 Senior Member
    You are a competitive applicant. If you like UChicago, apply ED. Write good essays and you could definitely be accepted
  • kaukaunakaukauna Registered User Posts: 1,127 Senior Member
    Agree 100% with the above.
  • ChrchillChrchill Registered User Posts: 1,024 Senior Member
    You are a very competitive applicant. Be sure to apply ED. That's they key thing, and work hard on those essays..
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