College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘17
BA, English, Marketing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

UPenn, CAS '17. English Major with a Concentration in Creative Writing. Minor in Consumer Psychology through Wharton.
From: Stamford
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: UPenn
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2170
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball
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College Application Essays

My freshman year I played basketball. Not particularly well, but that's not the point. I played basketball because that's what I was taught boys should do. At the end of my freshman year, I found my real basketball. Though neither orange nor circular, the high school literary magazine accepted one of my poems for publication in its Spring 2010 issue. I was hooked.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
10 Words
Talked about interdisciplinary approach to University of Pennsylvania academics & community.

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
45 Words
Applying to schools as a creative writer is a very difficult process. Many people...

What set me apart from other applicants
40 Words
I started a professional, international literary publication in my sophomore year of...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
68 Words
I continue to run my publication as a student in college, so I can talk about the duality of pursuing...