College Admissions Info
University of Pennsylvania ‘17
- Test Scores
- High School Performance
- Extracurriculars & Awards
- Personal statement
- 4 advice topics
I am a freshman, originally from central Massachusetts, at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School!From: Shrewsbury , Massachusetts
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, NYU, Northeastern, Emerson
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French
High School Performance
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:
Extracurriculars & Awards
Extracurricular Activities: Choir, School theater/plays, Film, Hospital Volunteer, National Honor Society, Science Club/Team, School Choir
How Spent Summers:
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College Application Essays
“Ehmahgawd. You’re, like, the modern-day Billy Elliot. Am I right, or am I right?” “You’ve got to be kidding me.” I am not Billy Elliot. I am not a prepubescent, troubled British boy living in an era of financial turmoil, mining strikes, and Maggie Thatcher. My mother did not die when I was a toddler; my father and brother did not push me into boxing; I did not fight for a spot at the Royal Ballet School of...
College Admissions Advice
How I chose schools to apply to
I strongly considered factors that some students do not think are as important as academics or the school's reputation, including the location (completely urban, urban with a campus, sub-urban, etc.) and the extracurricular activities. As a dancer, I needed to know that my school would offer a program or extracurricular that would allow me to continue my dance training. Although...
Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
To find scholarships, I definitely utilized my high school's guidance office. They knew about opportunities that I never would have known about, and I applied to as many as possible.
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
As a male dancer, I demonstrated to schools that I was passionate about something outside of academics, which is so important to today's top institutions. They want to see that you have a passion for something other than AP Chemistry, so find an activity that you truly love and stick to it.
Why I ultimately chose my school
There were two main reasons I chose the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania over other schools. First, they offered me a very helpful financial aid package. Second, the business program for undergraduates just seemed like the right fit for me because it was a combination of a global business education and a fantastic experience in terms of student...