College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Economics and Econometrics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hispanic; low-income; cellist
From: Miami , Florida
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, FSU, UCF, FIU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1440
Highest SAT: 2050
SAT Prep:
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Key Club, Math Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Jazz / Orchestra
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Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
836 Words
QuestBridge Essay 1: We are interested in learning more about you and the context in which you have grown up, formed your aspirations and accomplished your academic successes. Please describe the factors and challenges that have most shaped your personal life and aspirations. How have these factors caused you to grow? (Limit 800) -- During the fifth grade, my elementary school music teacher asked if I wanted to play the cello. I grew up in a Colombian household, where no one in...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
524 Words
Questbridge Essay 2: Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you: -- It was during the very beginning of my senior year, when I was auditioning for the Greater Miami Youth Symphony. This was not a new audition for me--I have been in the highest-level orchestra since the eighth grade. This time was different, however. It was my senior year, and I knew I had the chance to become...

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
49 Words
Penn students do not fall into the stereotype of "snobby Ivy League students". A vast...

How I chose schools to apply to
16 Words
I applied to college through...

How to increase chances at my school
64 Words
Be yourself, and don't try to sell yourself in ways that are used too often. Don't join a large...

My advice about getting recommenders
46 Words
Make sure to have recommenders from a diverse set of subjects. Engineers, for example,...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
138 Words
I'm in the Penn Symphony Orchestra and the Penn Aerospace Club. You may think these two to be unrelated, and you'd be absolutely correct. These clubs demonstrate my interests, though, so I have chosen to be in these. The Penn Symphony...