dkjones907
dkjones907,
UPenn ‘19
B.A., Economics
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!
Features Included
4
Essays
11
Schools
13
Scores
4
Advice
3
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Anchorage, Alaska
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (Anchorage, AK)
  • Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
643 Words
Failure experience
"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...
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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...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
508 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...
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Supplemental Essay Other
1154 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...
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General 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...
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My advice about getting recommenders
22 Words
Just get the teachers that you have...
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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...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
32 Words
So far, I've really enjoyed my Philosophy of Law class....
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.30
(equivalent to 3.96 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details12 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Special Olympics, National Honor Society
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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