College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘17
BA, Political Science and Government, Public Policy Analysis, Urban Studies and Affairs

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Authoritative voice on rural high school to Ivy League experience. Also, politics.
From: Knoxville , Tennessee
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Tennessee
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2110
Highest ACT:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Baseball, Tennis
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

As you've probably heard, you need a "catch" or "it factor" to get into a top University. I can't say that's not true. Will some people get in based on intellect alone? Yes, of course, but schools don't just want brains, they want action. My biggest draw was receiving a national grant that I used for a community service project that then provided me a summer internship. But I didn't go into it thinking "this will get me into college."...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
44 Words
Princeton told me I was competing with thirty people for three spots. Penn...

My advice about getting recommenders
52 Words
My two best adult friends, who were my librarian and my AP English teacher wrote mine....