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ViewChicago: UChicago Experience, Research, and Academics (plus accents!)

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Published on Sep 30, 2011

Admissions Directors, Garrett Brinker and Troy Carlson, discuss the holistic reading process, research opportunities, transfer students, and Chicago weather. Later, current students, Lauren and Tsong-Ping, answer questions about professors, overnights, declaring a major, and job prospects.

From September 7, 2011.


1:30 -- Introductions
2:50 -- Holistic reading of applications for admissions / Fit
4:45 -- Admissions deadlines
7:15 -- Letters of recommendation
8:50 -- Research opportunities for College students
11:25 -- Questioning tradition
12:25 -- Submitting your admission decision
13:00 -- ACT / SAT Scores
14:25 -- Test scores = one part of the whole application
15:20 -- Travel information sessions
16:35 -- Diversity
17:45 -- Declaring 'undecided' - detrimental?
19:25 -- Applications read within the context of their High School
20:20 -- The 'typical' UChicago student
21:55 -- Transfer student applications
22:55 -- Chicago's winter
25:45 -- Financial Aid for domestic / international students
26:50 -- The Core
29:00 -- IB / AP Course Credits
29:30 -- Favorite part about UChicago

// BREAK //

31:55 -- Introductions
32:25 -- Professor's accessibility
33:40 -- Overnight visits
34:25 -- Activities on campus
35:15 -- Study abroad / Foreign Language Acquisition Grant
36:35 -- Declaring your major
37:10 -- Liberal Arts curriculum & The Core
38:40 -- International admissions
40:25 -- Early Action / Regular Decision deadlines
41:05 -- Post-graduate preparation
44:05 -- General impression on the student body
46:10 -- Class sizes
47:20 -- Sample creative writing class
49:10 -- Balance between Academics & Extracurricular
50:30 -- Recognized Student Organizations (MODA, University Theater, etc..)
51:30 -- The UChicago essay prompt
53:25 -- Scav

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