Grant2020
Grant2020,
UPenn ‘20
B.S.
Musician, Powerlifter, Leader, and Tutor
Features Included
4
Essays
2
Schools
8
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Ada, Michigan
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
651 Words
Transition to adulthood
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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General 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...
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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...
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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...
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Post-college plans
39 Words
I plan on working for a few years in either technology or...
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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...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsWeight Lifting

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, Marching Band, National Honor Society

Experience & Awards

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