On October 28, 2009, I had a UChicago alumni interview with Alice Mark ’09. It was a nice, open interview and also my second college interview ever. (For details of the interview, see this post.)
It happens that of the colleges I applied to, UChicago is the only one I actually visited (excepting UT, but that’s literally like 15 minutes away, so it doesn’t count). It is really strong on the concept of a liberal education, and that’s what really drew me in. I’d say UChicago also affected my application to Cornell, as I chose in the primary slot the College of Arts of Sciences instead of the College of Engineering.
For me, UChicago vs. Cornell was a tough choice, until we had financial aid to compare. (Cornell gave way more aid.)
Anyway, I think I went way off topic from the interview. And since I already talked about the interview in a previous post (in the first link), I don’t really know why I’m making this post. Hmm…
A shoutout to some UChicago people:
- Alice Mark ’09, for being my interviewer.
- Sam Scarrow ’13, for hosting me during my visit.
- Mark He ’14, Bella Wu ’14, and Ritodhi Chatterjee ’14 for being from Texas and actually attending UChicago.
Good luck to all of you!