College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘11
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 2 advice topics

Student Background

Student at Penn Law; 2011 Honors graduate from the University of Pennsylvania
From: Smithfield , Virginia
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: VA Tech, Tulane, UPenn
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: German

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2100
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Yearbook, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Additional Essay Details:
8 Words
See earlier advice regarding my personal statement/essay.

College 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...

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...