College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a hispanic guy who strives for success and looked for a school that could fulfill both my academic and social needs- Penn was truly the one.
From: Weston , Florida
Gender: Male
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: Florida, FSU
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Debate Club/Team, Church, National Honor Society, Political Campaign, Spanish Club
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement : Place you’re content
643 Words
I weigh 143 pounds. A little bit low for someone of my age and stature, but not anything I can complain about. My father, when he was 17, was a much taller and skinnier boy than I am now, and that’s because for every three meals I have per day, he would maybe have one. Living in the communist regime of Salvador Allende, my father, the son of a staunch right-wing political supporter, did not have the comfortable lifestyle I thrive...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
658 Words
It was a situation I had experienced far too often. A shot that is almost a sure-fire goal, one that will have the commentators out of breath with their “Goooooal…” chants even before it nears the keeper. Luckily, my six years of training as a goalkeeper had prepared me for this moment. I went through my progression: quick sidestep, knee up for a power jump, left arm fully stretched and right hand there supporting. When my coach awarded me my...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
18 Words
A big thing I noticed...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
50 Words
I only worked with my school guidance counselor to prepare my app, even though I...

My advice about getting recommenders
43 Words
Even though they tell you not to use teachers from the same subject...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
50 Words
My UPenn interview was very light-hearted and fun, so don't stress about the interview. The...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
59 Words
I heard this piece of advice from a Columbia admissions counselor who visited my school. When reviewing your...