College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BS, Computer Science, Cognitive Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

International Student from El Salvador
From: San Salvador , El Salvador
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Rice, Tufts, Notre Dame, Rochester
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Mandarin, English

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2270
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: International
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Computer / Technology Volunteer, Debate Club/Team, Math Team, Science Club/Team, Charity Drive Organizing, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
606 Words
Just as Apple did with the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, it has always being my greatest ambition to invent something that can revolutionize this world. And I have discovered that the most feasible way to achieve this is through technology. Introduced to my first computer thanks to a children’s game that my father bought me when I was six; an instant connection emerged from that day. Since then, I started not only to improve my skills in using...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
609 Words
Throughout my life, I have devoured books, scientific articles, and anything that I can get my hands on, to expand my scientific knowledge. I have conducted many award-winning experiments from building a fully functional Van de Graaff generator to constructing model cities powered by solar energy. Even when I was just a kid, I disassembled my parents’ vintage TV to learn how it worked which led me to learn about how cathode ray tubes function. And I have even mastered...

Additional Essay Details:
19 Words
It is about how I acquired my first computer and how my passion for technology evolved since that day.

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
28 Words
I chose activities related to the field I...