College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BA, Social Sciences, History

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am an incoming freshman at the University of Pennsylvania.
From: Atchison , Kansas
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent, Sibling, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Vanderbilt, WashU, JHU, Rice, USC, Swarthmore, Grinnell, UPenn, BC, UVA
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2230
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Religious
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Community Cleanup / Service
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

I define my transition into adulthood by an experience I had during the second semester of my freshman year of high school. My father, a professor at a local college, was given the opportunity to teach in its semester-long study abroad program in Florence, Italy. Having grown up in a small Kansas town, the prospect of walking the streets of Florence with the likes of Leonardo and Dante seemed exciting, but also slightly intimidating. I had no idea what to...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
503 Words
My application to the College of Arts and Sciences relates directly to my academic objectives and aspirations. I would like to earn degrees in history and cinema studies, perhaps to build a career in the museum industry as a curator or archivist; with multiple museums on campus, the university offers a chance for hands-on involvement that I find quite attractive. I am enthralled with the opportunity to take object-based learning courses where many of Penn's valuable resources are incorporated directly...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
399 Words
Several months ago my family skipped town, and I was, on all accounts, left to my own devices. One evening, a lack of ingredients in the kitchen prompted me to visit the local KFC-Taco Bell. When I opened the plastic lid of my "Cantina Power Bowl," I was met with an amalgamation of ingredients somewhat resembling a Jackson Pollock canvas. My entire dining experience was geared towards the practical, from all-plastic accoutrements to the obviously hasty preparation of my food....

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
127 Words
I found that my college interviews were so much less stressful than I previously imagined. In most cases, it was just a low-key conversation with an admissions officer or alum of the school. Usually, the interview began with...

My advice about getting recommenders
18 Words
Just make sure you pick...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
27 Words
Make sure you do something productive. Be it...

What I’d change about my application process
40 Words
I did not apply to any schools early-decision during my application process....

Why I ultimately chose my school
13 Words
I ultimately chose Penn...