College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a mechanical engineer, minoring in Finance and a rower.
From: Dallas
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2240
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rowing (Crew)
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Other Religious Affiliation
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

We were bussed north. No plan. No hotel. No idea what we would do. Previously, I thought that I was comfortable with unpredictable plans, but this brought different emotions than I had previously encountered. Flexibility became paramount as our itinerary fluctuated constantly. Tensions climbed to their zenith on what was supposed to be a typical teenage Israel experience. The sirens altered the journey and my outlook. The idea of our physical closeness to war was far from a speck on...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
38 Words
Find a specific program or classes that the school offers and describe your place within that. It shows that you have both done your research and that you can see yourself at a contributive member of the community

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
15 Words
I used a counselor to...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
38 Words
Do something different. Everyone tends to do research or internships. Those...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
56 Words
Be yourself. A lot of times, people try to put on a facade when interviewing. Be genuine...

What set me apart from other applicants
40 Words
I am very well rounded. I played a varsity sport at a...

Post-college plans
19 Words
Masters in Finance (Hopefully from Wharton)....

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
31 Words
Absolutely reach out. Although not everyone can get a...

Why I ultimately chose my school
38 Words
The atmosphere, the people, and the opportunities. Penn brings together a...