College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BS, Economics, International Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! I'm a student in the Huntsman Program for International Studies and Business at UPenn! Go Quakers!
From: Altoona , Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Cornell, UChicago, Duke, Northwestern, Georgetown, GWU, NYU, Fordham, CMU
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: German

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Band
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Overcoming personal struggle
629 Words
Greek mythology tells of the phoenix, a majestic bird that rises from its ancestor’s ashes, which represents renewal and rejuvenation. My phoenix did not come as a bird, but rather as a little brick building on 4th Avenue. As a kid, I spent every New Year’s Eve on my couch watching the ball drop with my grandparents, because my parents would not get home until 2:00 AM. Contrary to what this seemingly infers, they weren’t partying, celebrating or...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
706 Words
In my ninth grade AP Human Geography class, we had a celebration for “seven day” in March. Ironically, while we were studying population demographics and projections, the world’s population estimate had surpassed seven billion people. From Godwin to Malthus, the drastic consequences of such a swift rate of population growth are regularly hypothesized, but often the repercussions of the inverse are forgotten. In studying the German language and its culture over the past four years, it quickly became clear...

Additional Essay Details:
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My personal statement was written in response to the CommonApp's general prompt of "tell us something unique that is not reflected in your application." The supplemental essay included was my successful essay for application to the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business at the University of Pennsylvania (which I will be joining in the fall of 2015). The prompt asked to discuss an international issue, how business related to it, and how the Huntsman Program could help me solve that issue.

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
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It's vital that you demonstrate a passion for your future. Regardless of the passion, it must be...