College Admissions Info

dkjones907
dkjones907
University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi, my name's Dakota! I'm from Anchorage, AK, and I'm going to be a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall!
From: Anchorage , Alaska
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Tulane, Rhodes, Case, U of Minnesota, Pitt, U of Portland, UAA, Willamette
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

33
ACT
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

4.30
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Special Olympics, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Failure experience
649 Words
"You're going to suffer, but you're going to enjoy it." This was how an experienced senior debater described to me what my first tournament would feel like. As a shy sophomore, I joined the debate team to improve my confidence and public speaking skills. I was excited to debate, but at the same time, I was utterly confused. Why would I suffer? More importantly, why would I enjoy suffering? I was nervous for my first tournament, but I tried to...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
695 Words
My "Why Penn" essay is copy/pasted below, but basically, it explains that Penn offers a multitude of community service pportunities for me. I want to give back to my community; Penn gives me ways to do that. The University of Pennsylvania is clearly driven by its motivation to support its surrounding community. I firmly believe that a solid, well-rounded university education must focus on applying the principles of its curriculum to serving the surrounding community. Community service has always...











Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
509 Words
My "Why Tulane" essay is copy/pasted below as well. I mainly talked about the diversity of the Tulane campus and why New Orleans is a great city to live in. Diversity is a critical component of a solid, well-rounded education; it enables students to understand the contrasting viewpoints that different people around the world have. I believe that if society wants to solve global problems, it must understand the different views that people have on global issues. This is...







Additional Essay Details:
1143 Words
I'm copy/pasting my Penn and Tulane essays below. The Penn one is the first essay, the Tulane one is the second essay. Why Penn? The University of Pennsylvania is clearly driven by its motivation to support its surrounding community. I firmly believe that a solid, well-rounded university education must focus on applying the principles of its curriculum to serving the surrounding community. Community service has always been an important facet of my life; throughout high school, I’ve spent...















College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
87 Words
I wish I would've applied to some more top schools. I know that the odds of getting into any school are low, but I feel like...





My advice about getting recommenders
22 Words
Just get the teachers that you have...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
44 Words
Penn's interview was informal and relaxing. I felt really good coming out of...





My favorite course thus far, and why
32 Words
So far, I've really enjoyed my Philosophy of Law class....