My daughter is a sophomore in high school. She's in the International Baccalaureate program and also takes Latin. I'd place her at a college sophomore or higher reading and reasoning level - she reads Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, Esquire, etc.
For some reason she's decided U of Chicago is the place she wants to go to college. This is fine with me if she gets in, but she's concerned her preferred school is such a prestigious one. Last night we got out the college guide and read through a lot of it, and the only others that stood out for her were Ivy League or Ivy League wannabes like Stanford and Tufts.
This worries her because she doesn't see herself as highly academic and doesn't think she has the grades (mix of As and Bs) and/or test scores (she just took the PSAT so we don't have scores yet) to get into such places. Yet the curricula that interest her are: linguistics, economics, anthropology, neuroscience.
So I'm wondering about your alma mater - did you love it? A good match? Other comments?
Would love to hear from anyone who went to UChicago.