triton11
triton11,
UPenn ‘19
B.S., Computer Science
Features Included
2
Essays
11
Schools
14
Scores
2
Advice
7
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Fairview
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Pennsylvania State University - University Park (University Park, PA)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
622 Words
Place you’re content, Creative personal story
Many people find high school both exciting and stressful, and I am no exception. Each day, people are changing both physically and emotionally; interests, classes, and even friends can change. In such a dynamic environment, it is important to have some notion of consistency to keep us grounded as who we really are on the inside. For me, school bus fifteen has been my static, daily refuge for the past four years. It is consistent, mundane, and regular, and provides...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
675 Words
The Admissions Committee would like to learn why you are a good fit for your undergraduate school choice (College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, The Wharton School, or Penn Engineering). Please tell us about specific academic, service, and/or research opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania that resonate with your background, interests, and goals. (400-650 words) “Knowing is not enough. We must apply.” The legendary German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said these words in regards to the...
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General Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
472 Words
Should I even TRY to go to a top tier university? Or should I even go to college at all? The answer to this second question is, quite obviously, yes. Just getting some level of college education (not even graduating) is proven to carry several benefits. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people that have attended college (without graduating with a degree) are on average happier, healthier, less likely to be unemployed, and make 73$ more than high-school graduates per week. If you graduate college, this gap in benefits increases. The first and often larger question is harder to answer....
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How to increase chances at my school
1346 Words
SATs and subject tests / ACTs Standardized testing is the bane of student existence. Several extensive experiments have shown that SATs/ACTs are poor indicators of future success, racially biased, and overall a waste of time and money. Unfortunately, they play a huge role in college admissions, so you better be really f*cking good at them. First thing you may be wondering: which do I take? I recommend starting with SATs. If you get a 2400 on your SATs (actually they are changing it, so really 1600), you have a pretty solid chance of getting into at least one Ivy. In my...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2310
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1560
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis, Soccer (Recruited)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Model Congress / Model UN, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Council / Government, Math Team, National Honor Society, Key Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Awards Received

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