College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania ‘19
BA, Cognitive Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a Serbian freshman at UPenn (dual degree in Artificial Intelligence). I like ska music, capoeira and cats.
From: Belgrade , Serbia
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Dartmouth, Cornell
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Serbo-Croatian

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
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High School Performance

Top 25%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Martial Arts
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement : Place you’re content
585 Words
I have had a peculiar obsession with nooks and hideaways for as long as I can remember. I have always tended to attribute certain feelings to certain places; whether it was the tree house I hid in when I was little, or the roofs and other fascinating (yet ordinary) places which nowadays let me enjoy their sublime view. In my mind there is a mini-map of all of these "divine" places scattered throughout Belgrade. As they have profoundly different effects...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
516 Words
Human mind is one of the least understood areas in science. I have always found it amazing how the physical existence of our brain translates into something as transcendent as thoughts. We are aware of neurons and synapses, neurotransmitters and receptors, but little is known about what happens at a fundamental level. What is "mind"? How exactly is it related to the brain? Will we ever be able to truly understand it and make a mathematical model of it? Or,...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
560 Words
Hello, my name is Andrej. Or, better yet, I am Andrej. Names are powerful; they define us from our birth. When you think of it, they are just our parents' hopes compressed into a single word. This word, however, inevitably shapes the way we come across, as well as the way we define ourselves. After reading about the so-called "name-letter effect", I myself started noticing that some of my aspirations seem subconsciously dictated by the way my name sounds and...

Supplemental Essay: Other
16 Words
The first essay was for Penn. The second essay listed was for Dartmouth's prompt about names.

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
9 Words
Cognitive science -...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
4 Words

What I’d change about my application process
7 Words
Strive for...

What set me apart from other applicants
9 Words
I guess my...

How I chose schools to apply to
11 Words
I chose them...