All Ivies - March 27 5pm EDT
American - week of March 17th (letters mailed)
Amherst - April 1
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Barnard- Late March
Bates - April 1
Boston College - April 1 - by mail
Boston University- March 22
Bowdoin - “Early April”
Bucknell- March 28
Anonymous said: What schools did you choose UChicago over?
jhu. cornell. dartmouth (and a ton of other schools)
I highly suggest visiting (any) campus if you can, like really REALLY try to visit
Anonymous said: How intense is UChicago? I know that this question is probably just so common and annoying for you, so I apologize in advance. But it just seems so cold and intense; those factors seem to be synergistic in terms of stress. Also, what other schools did you choose between.
No, it’s a totally valid question. I had the same one coming in.
I’m not going to sit here and say that uchicago is a totally manageable all the time and that your success in high school will equate success here. it’s one of the top schools in the nation and even the world, so obviously the environment is academically rigorous. I spend a lot of time studying/in the library and even more time in class.
That being said, it is definitely not the most stressful environment i’ve ever been in. people here really, for the most part, are learning for the sake of learning.
you will go out even though you have a paper due in two days you haven’t started, bake some cookies for your sick friend even though you have a midterm, and even forget to turn in an assignment on time (shocking, I know). you will be fine. the most challenging part, I think, will be adjusting to this new environment and making a new home for yourself
as for the cold, yeah it sucks.
honestly, just take the shuttles and buses everywhere and make sure to work out in ratner a few times a week to keep you active. i’m from the south and freaking hate the cold, but i’m surviving and still love being in chicago.
English, University of Chicago.
Ph.D. in Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
Anonymous said: What house are you in? I am still debating which ones to put on my housing app
I’d rather not disclose that just because uchicago is small enough to figure out who I am pretty quickly. But I can tell you that we used to be in Pierce.
I’m pretty sure the housing app doesn’t allow you to pick specific houses (unless it’s changed from prior years). However, specific buildings generally have similar house cultures.
Snell-Hitch/BJ/far away dorms are more “uchicago”/strong house culture and Max/South are “normal college-ish”/less house culture. I wrote up a post before if you want to read about it and looking online/the housing website is a pretty good bet.
Keep the questions coming!