College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BA, Cognitive Science, Spanish Language and Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Palmdale , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UCSD, UC Riverside, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Fordham, NYU, Hofstra, U of Portland, Pitt, Baylor, George Mason, W&L U, UPenn, BU, St. John's
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1380
Highest SAT: 1950
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Volleyball (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Science Club/Team, Athletics Organization, Student Council / Government
How Spent Summers:
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Overcoming personal struggle
520 Words
Many students insist that friendships or passions ultimately shape who they are. For me, it was the life that I was brought into. I was born into a family that had preexistent issues of drug and alcohol abuse. Prior to my birth, my mother experienced a time of sobriety, but after she met my father she relapsed. For the greater half of my young life, my older siblings blamed me for causing my mom to spiral back into a life...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
484 Words
In my life, I have been fortunate to take on many leadership roles, whether at school, within my church, or in my family. Ultimately, the experiences that I have had as a leader in each area of my life has molded me as the person I am today and has guided much of my focus and determination. Being a leader is who I have become and while I am very cooperative and take direction easily, I always jump at every...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
485 Words
While I have acquired the role as leader in many clubs, the most important to me, and the one I believe has a greater impact in my community and in my school is my role as President of the CSF Club at my school. CSF stands for California Scholarship Federation. One facet of this club is our community service outreach. As president, I connect other students within the club with different service opportunities. This year, I started a program at...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
62 Words
I would not worry so much about trying to make every single essay perfect and trying to make myself...