JohnSing
JohnSing,
UPenn ‘18
B.A., International Relations and National Security Studies, , Environmental Studies
Funny, nice, analytical.... and I can nott believe I am in college already.
Features Included
2
Essays
15
Schools
7
Scores
10
Advice
6
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown San Francisco, California
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
  • Kenyon College (Gambier, OH)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in International Relations and National Security Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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A strange, taboo experience I had in a foreign country, and how it related to my career goals. It showed how I think, and my analytical, outgoing nature.
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Additional Essay Details
911 Words
Below is my application essay to the University of Pennsylvania. They are asking for how well you will fit into their community and what they can offer you. "The Admissions Committee would like to learn why you are a good fit for your undergraduate school choice (College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, The Wharton School, or Penn Engineering). Please tell us about specific academic, service, and/or research opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania that resonate with your...
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General Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
88 Words
After being deferred I sent two additional recommendation letters, and a letter expressing my continued interest and updating the admissions office with new information. The letter...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
85 Words
No. Doing so is unethical since it gives an advantage to those with the means to acquire a private counselor. It hurts those who can't afford...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
110 Words
Interviews can be a great time to realize that you don't want to go to a certain school. Dartmouth and Johns Hopkins were not options.... my interviews with their alumni just made me...
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How I chose schools to apply to
31 Words
Visits, staying overnight with current students. You REALLY need...
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How to increase chances at my school
40 Words
Fit! It's all about fit at UPenn. You NEED to show you...
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Post-college plans
9 Words
Joining the foreign...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
9 Words
Urban, places to...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
77 Words
Walking into a club meeting and just feeling at home on campus. I loved the people I was meeting and I just felt...
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My advice about getting recommenders
108 Words
Teachers who I knew well who I knew wanted the best for me. Also an employer. I did not just go up to these teachers and ask if they would write me...
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Why I declined other schools
100 Words
Aid (sorry Tufts and Carleton...)... and a lack of fit.... or a lack of options to do what I wanted to do-- make the most out of college! I really...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.8
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypeMagnet
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2110
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1470
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesJewish Student Union, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, School Band, Library Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring, Admissions or Post-Acceptance Committee
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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