College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Not an athlete, musician, math prodigy, legacy, or anything like that. Just a regular white guy in the University of Pennsylvania Class of 2019.
From: Pasadena , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2360
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Baseball, Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Community Cleanup / Service, Math Team, Hospital Volunteer, After School Sports Coach, Spanish Club, Debate Club/Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, Political Campaign
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
86 Words
I wear the same pair of shoes every single day. In fact, I will only own two pairs of shoes at any given time; one pair of sneakers, and one pair of dress shoes. While this may seem like a rather bizarre or out-of-place statement, this simple, seemingly insignificant fact is actually a more accurate representation of how I think and who I am than any accomplishment or past experience of mine, as it shows how I approach life in...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
20 Words
I included very specific details about my visit to the school, and which classes and professors I was interested in.

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
11 Words
Nothing. Applying early...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
23 Words
Do something productive and meaningful, but make...

Why I ultimately chose my school
13 Words
The visit sealed the...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
23 Words
Mention specifics, like classes and professors that...