College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘18
BS, International Business, International Legal Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 3 supplemental essays
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

From: , New Jersey
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, UChicago, NYU, Georgetown
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2230
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: School Choir, World/Global Affairs Club, Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, American Red Cross
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College Application Essays

682 Words
I never thought a single organization, regardless of the public notoriety, could change my entire life and how I thought about everything. The Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale was more than what its name could have possibly made it to seem. Because I played sports and I grew up in a family where music seemed to be only a hobby, I indignantly refused my mom’s pleas for me to try out for the Philadelphia Boys Choir over the summer....

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
24 Words
In response to one of UChicago's essay prompts I decided that the answer to the question "Yo soy yo y mi _____" was my ambitions.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
16 Words
For UPenn specifically, I wrote an essay for both "Why Penn?" and "Why the Huntsman program?"

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
18 Words
For Georgetown, I submitted an essay describing an international issue when applying to the School of Foreign Services

Additional Essay Details:
903 Words
University of Chicago: While family life, environment, and heredity may have a significant influence on a person’s character, that person ultimately has the power to make his or her life what he or she wants. The attitudes I have taken on regarding my career path, where I want to live when I grow up, or even something as trivial as what I want to do on a Friday night show a departure from the views my parents hold. Even...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
821 Words
While at first I definitely felt as though the interviews were going to be nerve-racking and completely serious I had a totally different experience with all three of the schools I had face to face interviews for. For one of the schools I applied to, an interview actually had to be requested and so to boost my chances of getting in at all, I hopped at the chance to show of my social skills or even my less cognitive characteristics. With the school that I had to request the interview for, I met my interviewer in a cafe where he...

How I chose schools to apply to
207 Words
Ultimately my choice to only apply to 4 schools came through two waves. Originally I had 11 schools lined up with all partially completed applications. After deciding that I would not apply early decision to any schools, I made the choice to apply early action to two schools that I had actually visited and enjoyed the atmosphere of. Two schools that had early action...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
87 Words
A common theme for the schools I applied to was the urban community. I am a major proponent of diverse communities and having incredible opportunities and...

Why I ultimately chose my school
314 Words
Having already discussed my post-undergraduate plans, my ultimate choice related strongly to this plan. I talked to everyone who's opinion I value the most and the quote I heard the most was that I "can't go wrong either way" once I had narrowed it down to two choices. As I already said, I did not choose until the day before the deadline so clearly I had an incredibly hard time. What made it harder for me was the fact that for both of the schools I was choosing between, one of my best friends was going there as well so...