h1psta
h1psta,
UPenn ‘19
B.A., Cognitive Science
I am a Serbian freshman at UPenn (dual degree in Artificial Intelligence). I like ska music, capoeira and cats.
Features Included
5
Essays
7
Schools
5
Scores
11
Advice
1
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Belgrade, Serbia
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Serbo-Croatian

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Cognitive Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
543 Words
Memorandum To: All employees From: Andrej Ilic Date: 2/18/2017 As you all probably know the last month was a major success for Retrospect Bioengineering – our latest prototype retrovirus H7 was shown to be 100% effective in preventing HIV infection in chimpanzees, but it was also shown to be highly transmittable. This marks a new era for the company: an era in which we should carefully predict all the potential applications, as well as all the potential risks associated with this technology. In...
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School Specific Advice

How I would describe the wider community surrounding campus
36 Words
Penn has a relatively large and isolated campus. It is surrounded...
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How I would rate the career center or my advisor
58 Words
All students are welcome and encouraged to speak with a member of the advising staff in the...
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How I would rate the diversity of the student body
91 Words
Being able to learn and work in an environment as diverse as Penn creates richer experiences. There’s so much to learn from even just one person....
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How to increase chances at my school
214 Words
1) Apply ED. They blatantly tell you that ED gives you a huge boost. Even if you are deferred, it should help you in the RD round. 2) In the Why Penn essay, the important part of the question is how you are a match for Penn (not just the other way around). 3) Supplemental stuff is very acceptable at Penn. I sent in a supplemental...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
69 Words
Being an amateur musician, my favorite place at Penn is definitely the Platt Student Performing Arts House. It provides administrative and...
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My schedule on a typical weekday
84 Words
As I am in a dual-degree there is no running away from the fact that my schedule is typically dense. I try to populate it...
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More Essays

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Personal Statement
585 Words
Place you’re content
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...
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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,...
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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...
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Supplemental Essay Other
16 Words
The first essay was for Penn. The second essay listed was for Dartmouth's prompt about names.
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General Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
67 Words
URBS 480 with Prof. Lamas - I enjoyed this instructor and class immensely. The course material was admittedly difficult and abstract,...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Dull,...
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What I’d change about my application process
7 Words
Strive for...
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What set me apart from other applicants
9 Words
I guess my...
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How I chose schools to apply to
11 Words
I chose them...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.4
 
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2200
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
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Sports

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