College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania ‘17
BA, Economics, Urban Studies and Affairs

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

I am a rising sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania studying Economics and Urban Studies. I hope to go on to work in the financial services industry after receiving my degree.
From: Chicago , Illinois
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Accepted At: Morehouse, Howard
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 1940
Highest ACT:
Other ACT Scores:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

Top 25%
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Track & Field, Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Multicultural / International Club
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Athletic achievement
728 Words
Lone Soldier They talk about an army of one; well at one point, I was a prime example. In the summer before my 7th grade year, in which I would be enrolling in Whitney Young High School’s Academic Center program, I received a high school newsletter. This newsletter outlined some of the key events in school and the starting dates for sports. I had already been running throughout the summer for boxing and when I saw cross country on...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
36 Words
At a school like Penn where everyone is so competitive, It is good to get some work experience whether volunteering or interning in a field that you think you would be interested in during the summer.

How to increase chances at my school
35 Words
I felt that reaching out to my states admissions officer to find out more about the school before the application process really helped her remember my name when the time to do admissions came around.

Why I ultimately chose my school
40 Words
Penn offers a diverse array of programs that give you the chance to go into any field that you choose no matter how obscure. There will always be someone looking to back you in a positive venture and provide guidance.

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
79 Words
Through the program Kappa Leadership Institute which I was president of senior year, I gained a lot of personal guidance on my college decision. I got all of my apps done early in the school year and applied to all my schools early action or early decision in Penn case. Having this counseling allowed me to quickly make a decision...

Post-college plans
25 Words
After college I plan to hopefully get a job in financial services either in consulting or banking which is very typical of any Penn students.