University of Chicago – “Satisfying” Question
Nader Namini Asl
Starting in my junior year at high school when I was starting to look at different colleges to apply to in my senior year, there were major factors that affected my choices, one of which was the respect and value that colleges give their students. It became a key determining factor in choosing colleges and it helped me to distinguish between colleges that just want your money and those that offer you some, or full, in order to make and see you successful. Looking through name of these colleges and what the students who are currently attending it are saying about them on the Quest Bridge, University of Chicago was the top college among the class of 2018 and 2017. This significant rate of appreciation that students had for UChicago and its lifestyle gave me an insight of what learning at and attending UChicago will look like and whether or not it will be a good fit for my character. Therefore, I started to have conversations and interactions with students currently attending UChicago more closely and they gave information about their experience at UChicago and how it has impacted their character, in a positive way. Life at UChicago is not focused on academics and while there is a Core curriculum, you have the opportunity to get involved in extracurricular activities that will make you familiar with the college, they said. Having researched about UChicago’s academic level and performances, I was astounded to find out that such a top-notch university in academics creates such a flexible lifestyle for its students, so that while pursuing their passion, they can enjoy their time at the college. My ambitious character has always sought a place where it would be most valued and free to strive and make its best effort. University of Chicago, with its friendly and ebullient environment, offers a community in which I can thrive and make my best efforts to achieve academic and non-academic accomplishments. My...
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