College Admissions Info

Matthew Hanna
Matthew Hanna
University of Pennsylvania, ‘
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Currently attending the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania
From: Roanoke Rapids
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Georgetown, Davidson, UNC, Clark, Regent
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1290
Highest SAT: 1800
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

Top 1%
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Band, Beta Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Diversity statement
511 Words
My friends ask me all the time why I constantly wear a nametag. Sometimes, they even look at me like I’m weird for it, and sometimes still, they don’t even pay attention to it because it’s an irrelevant factor. But they don’t know the history behind it. Almost a year ago, I was busy at work on a few ideas for my screenplays. It was a small operation, with only a few of my friends helping...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
579 Words
As you are reading this essay, more than a half a billion people worldwide are playing videogames. Think about that: 500 million people are enjoying the time, passion, and zest a video game designer invested in a masterpiece. The legacy, history, and skill needed for this tedious work of art manifests itself in a small disk, which is responsible for connecting its players across continents. The world is connected through them in nearly every aspect of social media, from social networking...

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
193 Words
My best word of advice here is to choose a balance of activities that you both enjoy and, quite honestly, can sustain. In college, you imagine yourself having an enormous amount of time- and this is true. You do have a substantial amount of free time at your disposal. But the danger of this is that you...

My favorite course thus far, and why
74 Words
I fell in love with Multi-variable Calculus here at Penn. The professor was amazing and I knew him already from the summer...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Intelligent, Social,...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
51 Words
As with any Ivy, I now know how competitive the students are. Courses on curves...

Why I declined other schools
43 Words
I was heart set on attending Georgetown University, but I turned it down...