College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Rower, writer, and mediocre cook
From: Glastonbury , Connecticut
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Early Decision, Recruited for Sport
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2250
SAT Prep:
PSAT Scores:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rowing (Crew)

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Athletic achievement
555 Words
My oar clicks into the river and rushes sternward. As I pull it through the water, the blade creates a large dark pool in its wake until it emerges with a satisfying 'clunk.' As I coil up to take another stroke, I maintain a perfect one-inch gap between the surface and my recovering blade. I count under my breath to keep a metronomic rhythm with the athlete in front of me. "One, two, three, catch. one, two, three, catch."...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
582 Words
For as long as I can remember, politics and government have captivated me. I was always one of the few kids interested in a civics lesson, and when the teacher would ask who the governor was or how many U.S. Senators there were, my hand was bound to shoot up. That interest was confirmed one day in fifth grade, when I visited the Connecticut Supreme Court with my father to watch him argue a case. I could never recall...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
87 Words
Summer is your opportunity to embrace challenges and opportunities that would never be available during the school year. Use this time to pursue what you love....

Why I ultimately chose my school
108 Words
My application to the University of Pennsylvania was submitted with the tacit acknowledgement that, if admitted, I would never be the smartest person in the room, nor the most talented, nor the...