How to Get Into the University of Chicago

Recorded Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 11:00 PM

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University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

UChicago is a series of quadrangles in Chicago Illinois styled in a unique blend of English Gothic and modern architecture. This school is home to 92 Nobel Prize winners and traditions such as the fun Summer Breeze Festival and the lively Latke-Hamantash Debate.

Today, Elias Miller will be covering the ins and outs of how to get into the University of Chicago, with admission-related information spanning acceptance rates, academic preparation, extracurricular optimization, and of course, the notorious essays.

Don't miss this opportunity to have all your burning questions about applying to UChicago answered!

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University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

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