College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘17
BA, Political Science and Government, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Carleton, Fordham
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1400
Highest SAT: 1990
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Baseball (Recruited), Football (Recruited), Basketball (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Chinese Club, Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative, Admissions or Post-Acceptance Committee
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College Application Essays

Jay Gatsby is the most important person in the history of American Literature and the most important person in the book that has influenced me the most, even though I completely disagree with his methods to acquire currency. When I read the book for school, simply put I thought The Great Gatsby was awful and I hated the book. At the time I did not see how a story about rich people could teach me anything about life, since I...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
448 Words
Motion, or change, is one of the only things constant in the world. Life is just about whether you fight, blindly accept or create that change in your life. Due to that people can be broken up in to the three classes that Walt Whitman stated before,” those that are immovable, those that are movable and those that move.” To be immovable means that you do not accept the changes that are inevitable in life. One who is immovable fights...

Additional Essay Details:
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This essay is specific to the University of Pennsylvania, it is this specific supplemental question for my year. I believe the supplemental questions rotate. Specifically the question was our interpretation of a Ben Franklin quote about the world being broken up in to groups of three people. Those that move, those that are movable and those that do not move.

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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I worked over the summer every year during highs school,...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Unique research about a school, if you can mention something the school prides themselves on and...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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I love being in the city, especially the city I grew up in. I loved feeling at home from...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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Originally I was scared with regards to the cost of attending the University of Pennsylvania even though they meet 100% of expressed financial need. I knew what that meant but I was unsure of how the school would calculate the financial need. Foremost, I can say that when the University of Pennsylvania...