College Admissions Info

Grant2020
Grant2020
University of Pennsylvania ‘20
BS,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Musician, Powerlifter, Leader, and Tutor
From: Ada , Michigan
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, UMich
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

34
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Weight Lifting
Extracurricular Activities: DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, Marching Band, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Transition to adulthood
651 Words
It was a dark and stormy night — but actually, it was. A new tradition arose a few years ago at our band camp, the Hunger Games (don't worry, there is absolutely no murder involved); it is an amalgamation of small, seemingly-pointless minute-to-win-it games that pit the different sections of the band against each other, proving who truly has the most spirit. I saw an opportunity in the event this year — a catalyst for social growth within our group; words cannot...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
654 Words
I've always thought of percussive composition as being ideologically comparable with Chemistry. There's so many factors to consider when writing — one isn't just "writing music"; you are creating a feeling, achieving a score, or altering the emotional perspective of a listener. Especially with creating a highly technical composition, such as with marching percussion, it is very math-oriented; for instance, molding a sextuplet structure into a 7/8 time signature with flam rudiments isn't just putting notes on a page — it is solving...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
488 Words
For University of Michigan: I've always thought of percussive composition as its own form of engineering. There's so many factors to consider when writing — one isn't just "writing music"; you are creating a feeling, achieving a score, or altering the emotional perspective of a listener. Especially with highly technical composition, such as with marching percussion, it is very math-oriented; for instance, molding a sextuplet structure into a 7/8 time signature with flam rudiments isn't just putting notes on a page — it...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
310 Words
For Northwestern University: From tracing the growth of the Mongol Empire and understanding the framework of the political process to calculating the conditions of chemical equilibrium in the lab, my interests have been wide. At Northwestern, I could pursue my multi-dimensional passions — the quarter system would provide me with the ability to experience many more classes and perspectives than would a typical semester system. Weinberg would permit me to continue to explore a wide array of subjects while constantly refining...





College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
221 Words
I was quite lucky in this aspect: my family went on trips to both the West and East coasts to visit colleges. Once you find which tier of school you would like to pursue, I would recommend looking at the programs in which you are interested at the different schools. From there, I would look at culture--do you want to hang out with these guys...





What I’d change about my application process
128 Words
I would have started my essays earlier, especially brainstorming. I would read the different prompts for the personal statement as soon as they become available, which I believe is early August. From there, let them brew in your...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
74 Words
I only interviewed for Penn. It was a comfortable experience. I am under the influence that all that the interview can really...





Post-college plans
39 Words
I plan on working for a few years in either technology or...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
109 Words
I would recommend to do things that you enjoy doing that fit with your profile. If you are a musician, find a way to better your playing during the summer--maybe go to...