juancastro
juancastro,
UPenn ‘20
B.A., Physics, , Philosophy
I love mathematics, science, philosophy, and the English language. My passion is learning. I am also a QuestBridge Match Scholar.
Features Included
2
Essays
8
Schools
4
Scores
10
Advice
2
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Los Angeles, California
GenderMale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Colby College (Waterville, ME)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Physics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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The paper stays blank until you write your name; that is what I have learned. As a Hispanic male from a low income community in Los Angeles and a mixed-status family of seven, I have become experienced in the difficulties and disadvantages of our society. Opportunities are scarce in my neighborhood, and to find any, you must have more than a pen and paper; you must write your name. The first time I wrote my name was in ninth grade:...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
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General Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
57 Words
Only participate in extracurriculars that you enjoy and that relate to the interests you will describe on...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
46 Words
I fell in love with physics since ninth grade. My teacher was a former...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
7 Words
Competitive, trendy,...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
14 Words
I interviewed with Princeton,...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
32 Words
Apply to summer programs that involve your interests, whether it...
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What set me apart from other applicants
37 Words
Because I am a good writer, I know myself well, and...
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Post-college plans
22 Words
I plan to attain a Masters degree...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
26 Words
UPenn offered me a college experience that blended...
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How I chose schools to apply to
53 Words
I researched everyone of the best schools that focused on the major I wanted to major...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
48 Words
Be completely sincere. Research the college and talk about some tedious information you found...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
29
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country

Extracurriculars

Activities

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Awards Received

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