College Admissions Info

juancastro
juancastro
University of Pennsylvania ‘20
BA, Physics, Philosophy

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I love mathematics, science, philosophy, and the English language. My passion is learning. I am also a QuestBridge Match Scholar.
From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, French

Test Scores

29
ACT
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country
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College Application Essays

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:...











Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
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College 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...





My favorite course thus far, and why
46 Words
I fell in love with physics since ninth grade. My teacher was a former...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Competitive, trendy,...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
14 Words
I interviewed with Princeton,...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
32 Words
Apply to summer programs that involve your interests, whether it...





What set me apart from other applicants
37 Words
Because I am a good writer, I know myself well, and...





Post-college plans
22 Words
I plan to attain a Masters degree...





Why I ultimately chose my school
26 Words
UPenn offered me a college experience that blended...





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...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Be completely sincere. Research the college and talk about some tedious information you found...