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Discus: What Are My Chances?: December 2002 Archive: UChicago
By Worried on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 07:48 am: Edit

How hard is it to get in to UChicago?
I heard they don't weigh SATs and too heavilly, and the acceptance rate is really high (44%)

Would a 1350 SAT1 and 680 SAT2 avg be good enough, assuming good (3.8/4) GPA and recs/ecas?

By deferred on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 06:35 pm: Edit

Well, I was deferred with a 1550, and a 3.92 UW GPA. My essay was good and my recommendations good. Chicago does not take SAT IIs. They're acceptance rate is relatively high at 44% because only the best apply there, they only recieve around 7-8,000 apps per year.

By Chicago2007 on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 11:40 pm: Edit

I got in, hopefully my stats will help you...
770 V 800 M, 800 IIC, 800 Physics, 780 Writing
3.97 UW, 4.4 W G.P.A.

EC's - mock trial capt, CX capt, XC running, track, jazz band, combo, local blues rock/blues band, research at university

Awards - academic stuff, mock trial made state last year, boy's state, etc. that's bout it

Good recs, good essay. I did some laid-back essays about the restaurants in chicago, a gig I did once, and I did the "parallel" universe essay...

I don't think your scores are very important. It's good to have solid scores, but extracurriculars, recs, and most importantly, essays, are the key factors.

Hope this helps... good luck


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