College Admissions Info

tvolkre
tvolkre
University of Pennsylvania, ‘21
BA, Theatre, Arts, and Media Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Driven and charismatic college freshman
From: Washington , District of Columbia
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Ball State, Columbia Chicago, Ithaca, NYU, Northeastern, OKCU, RU, New School
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Test Scores

1420
SAT
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High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Gay/Straight Alliance, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, School Theater/Plays, Drama Production Crew, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

482 Words
From being born in Belgium while my parents were working overseas to my world view as a queer teenager, I am a firm believer in the fact that my experiences have shaped me. Up until high school, I went to an international school that followed the IB system. As part of this program, the words “Inquirer”, “Principled” and “Open-minded”, among others, were proudly displayed in French, English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Dutch in every classroom throughout my elementary and middle...







482 Words
From being born in Belgium while my parents were working overseas to my world view as a queer teenager, I am a firm believer in the fact that my experiences have shaped me. Up until high school, I went to an international school that followed the IB system. As part of this program, the words “Inquirer”, “Principled” and “Open-minded”, among others, were proudly displayed in French, English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Dutch in every classroom throughout my elementary and middle...







Supplemental Essay for UPenn: “Why us” school essay
585 Words
As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, and a part of the College of Arts and Sciences, I look forward to the opportunity to take advantage of all that the University of Pennsylvania has to offer. One of the things that draws me to the University of Pennsylvania is the encouraged exploration of a variety of interests, with confidence that each class taken will be taught with academic rigor. As a student particularly interested in studying Theater Arts, I...









Supplemental Essay for NYU: “Why us” school essay
367 Words
The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University offers a unique opportunity for the students to take control of their education, and tailor their studies to fit their needs and ambitions. One of the main reasons I am drawn to Gallatin is because of the school’s ability to provide a liberal arts education in a tight knit community, while also giving students access to the resources, connections and classes that are offered throughout New York University. Within...







Supplemental Essay for New School: “Why us” school essay
585 Words
When I first stepped onto the New School’s urban campus, the word I couldn’t get out of my head was ‘revolutionary.’ Everyone I saw, and all the work I heard about, such as the creative technology major, supported the school’s mission to provide innovative, multidisciplinary learning. As I walked throughout the buildings on a tour, I was struck by the level of commitment to social justice, creative engagement, and learning. The school’s Social Justice hub provides...









College Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
84 Words
I found that it is extremely important to set deadlines for yourself that are at least a week or two earlier than the school's deadline....





How I narrowed down my essay topics
128 Words
I found that a lot of essay topics are purposefully general in order to encourage the applicant to write about something dear to them. The first thing I did was stop myself from asking 'what do they want...





My advice about getting recommenders
149 Words
When thinking of which teacher you want to write your recommendation, don't only think about the grades in your classes. If possible, use a teacher you had during your junior. If your parents are going in for parent-teacher conferences, ask them which teachers spoke most...





What I’d change about my application process
95 Words
If I were to reapply for colleges, I would look at all my essay topics before writing any. I found myself writing a lot of similar essays and realized...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school (UPenn)
119 Words
With competitive schools such as the University of Pennsylvania, the 'Why Us' question can be fairly daunting. It easy to look at the website's main page and pick a few key features to write about. What...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!) (UPenn)
155 Words
Dedicated - Even though Penn might be known as the 'Social Ivy' there is rarely a time where the library isn't full and students aren't making a point of maintaining a strong academic standing. Welcoming - During my first few days on campus it wasn't...