victor.a.benevides
victor.a.benev,
KCL ‘20
B.S., Undecided, , Economics
I have an STEM-focused background, but lots of non-STEM interests
Features Included
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Essays
7
Schools
4
Scores
1
Advice
0
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Fortaleza, Brazil
GenderMale
EthnicityPrefer Not to Share
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • King's College London (London, England)
  • Utica College (Utica, NY)
  • Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
  • University of Evansville (Evansville, IN)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
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King’s College London (London, England)

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

If you Google "how athletes feel after winning" you will find a series of adjectives: overwhelmed, incredulous, numbed, happy. When I was in eighth grade, I understood what they meant. After placing first in the Brazilian Informatics Olympiads (OBI), I felt the same. Inspired by this result, I decided to explore other technology-related areas, this time searching something more hands-on. I ended up developing a great passion: Robotics. I felt my enthusiasm evolve, just like a father seeing his baby...
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The problems faced by our society today cannot be explained by a single subject, whereas they must be understood through various angles and perspectives. With that as motivation, I believe that the combination of subjects is necessary to better explain them. While I have been studying in a special class focusing on STEM subjects and finding exact solutions for every problem, I believe that my interest in this economics is directly related to this same wish of understanding and solving...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
627 Words
When my mother told me how she felt about me coming to the world, I didn't really understand the concept of maternity. The tears of joy, cheesy sayings and countless nights of no sleep seemed so distant to me, but I never thought they would soon come. At the end of my eighth grade, I became a father, but not the regular type. I’ve had just given birth to a robot.The first time I saw him moving was...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
646 Words
‘’Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety’’. Being a libertarian myself, I couldn’t agree more with Benjamin Franklin. At Penn, with its flexible curriculum and vibrant life, I hope to acquire great depth of knowledge in my field but also have the opportunity to sample different areas of study too. Moreover, I hope to take advantage of all opportunities I have, especially if it means leaving my comfort...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
265 Words
Displayed Leadership When my father's company received an invitation from the Argentinian Government to attend their national commerce seminar, I was static. My mother's pregnancy, the Rio 2016 Olympics, and Brazil's harsh economic situation: there was so much going on that nobody was able to represent us; that's when I stepped up. Not knowing exactly what to expect, I flew to Argentina. Alone at age seventeen, I was fully responsible for representing the family's beverage business. Still overwhelmed by the weight...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
34 Words
If you are from Brazil, I cannot recommend enough that...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1420
 
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsBasketball

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