College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘18
BS, Finance, International Business

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Wharton student interested in finance, behavioral economics, and international business
From: Atlanta , Georgia
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Northeastern
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1600
Highest SAT: 2390
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
PSAT Scores:

High School Performance

Top 10%
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Squash
Extracurricular Activities: After School Sports Coach, Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government, Other Religious Affiliation, Volunteer Coach
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
658 Words
“This is 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal. Transfer is available to the 1, 2, 3, 7, A, E, N, and Q trains. Step into the train. Stand clear of the closing doors. ” This is it. Pushing slightly against the crowd I disembark the n-line train. A few steps away from me the 1 train is pulling into the station, the train taking me to the Upper West Side—or so I think. Enveloped by a throng of people, I don’t even bother to check...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
592 Words
As an applicant to the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, deciding between the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences is incredibly difficult. Working as the financial analyst for Urban Plan, a mixed-use redevelopment simulation for microeconomics class, I realized how passionately I feel about studying business. Crunching the numbers, and more importantly knowing what they meant, satisfied me in a way that no other academic experience ever has. For the first time I was learning...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
149 Words
From its urban environment to its management program at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech is the ideal place for me to pursue my interests and grow as an individual over the next four years. I try to bring an international perspective to everything I do, thus, I plan on taking full advantage of the International Plan from the moment I step foot on campus. Every university has a study abroad program, but few provide a rigorous four-year framework...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
468 Words
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe” –Friedrich Nietzsche For as long as I can remember, I have always been on the defensive. Raised in the south by liberal, Jewish parents, I have never experienced what it is like to agree with the opinion of the majority. I am unaware of what it feels like to hold an opinion infallible only by virtue of its widespread acceptance. However, my refusal to conform...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
555 Words
As both a student and an individual, I have always considered myself a global citizen; an identity that permeates each of my particular interests. Whether I’m Skyping people from all over the world for work or studying international NGO’s in economics class, I am most inspired by subjects that defy the boundaries of one sole group of people. Deemed by some to be the “capital of the world,” New York City offers an incomparable opportunity to grow in...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
216 Words
“Non, je n’ai jamais froid,” (No, I’m never cold) I would always reply to my French host mother, imploring me to put on a jacket before stepping out into 12°C weather. Literalism aside, this motto serves as one of my core principles. I say that I am never cold, for I process discomfort differently than other people—I relish it. For as long as I can remember I have sought out circumstances that push me outside my comfort...

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
9 Words
Greek Life, Wharton-related...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
22 Words
Students may be competitive when it comes...

How to increase chances at my school
13 Words
Early Decision! Wharton and...

Why I declined other schools
2 Words

What I’d change about my application process
15 Words
More transparency from the Huntsman...

How I chose schools to apply to
8 Words
Very objective...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
27 Words
Is it true that 75% of Wharton students concentrate...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
21 Words
Philadelphia is a very manageable city....

What set me apart from other applicants
6 Words
Grades, scores,...

Post-college plans
1 Words