College Admissions Info

BenWeimer
BenWeimer
University of Pennsylvania ‘19
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a freshman at UPenn studying Computer Science. I am interested in Italian, Entrepreneurship, Politics and Quantitative Finance
From: Manassas , Virginia
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2300
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
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High School Performance

3.95
GPA
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High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Lacrosse, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, Emergency Medical Service / Fire Dept Volunteer, Boy/Girl Scouts
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
643 Words
To Build a Fire "Come on, Come on, COME ON!" I muttered as I stroked the bow of my freshly carved bow drill, twisting the soft pine piston into the cedar base plate. My bare left foot stabilized the base. I drilled frantically, trying to warm up after a freezing, rainy night in my haphazard debris shelter. The night before when the weather was clear, I made a sturdy lean-to structure out of fallen limbs and dry leaves which I'd...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
575 Words
During my internship at NASA this summer, my mentor, a software engineer and former entrepreneur, told me that the role of an engineer is to take a product from an idea up to about 80% completion. At that point you can patent it or turn it over to the business team. Either way, your hands are free--you move on. This was the moment I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I realized I didn't want to quit before the product...









College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
16 Words
Get a job, having actual...