rojoss89
rojoss89,
UPenn ‘11
B.A., Political Science and Government
Student at Penn Law; 2011 Honors graduate from the University of Pennsylvania
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Essays
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Schools
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Smithfield, Virginia
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken German

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Additional Essay Details
8 Words
See earlier advice regarding my personal statement/essay.
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General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
223 Words
If you are undecided about what major you'll want to pursue, you'll want to consider several factors in determining which school to attend. In my case, the school I chose was Penn, and for several reasons: (1) Penn had many more majors than other high-caliber schools that I looked into; (2) Penn's courses were frequently interdisciplinary, which meant that taking certain courses counted for many majors and would...
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How to increase chances at my school
275 Words
I am a white male, so ultimately I had a slight uphill battle, in that sense, when applying to Penn. However, I was also from a smaller public high school in southeast Virginia, and did not have many others from my geographical area with which to compete for a spot at Penn, and that likely helped me. With that said, I did come from an under-performing public high school, and getting into a great school with only 3 AP classes was hard at...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.2
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2100
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1470
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Soccer, Swimming/Diving

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesKey Club, Yearbook, National Honor Society

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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