andizam
andizam,
UPenn ‘19
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, , Economics and Econometrics
Hispanic; low-income; cellist
Features Included
2
Essays
10
Schools
13
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Miami, Florida
GenderMale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
  • Florida International University (Miami, FL)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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...
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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...
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General 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...
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How I chose schools to apply to
16 Words
I applied to college through...
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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...
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My advice about getting recommenders
46 Words
Make sure to have recommenders from a diverse set of subjects. Engineers, for example,...
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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...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.75
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2050
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1440
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Key Club, Math Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Jazz / Orchestra
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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