andrewsimpson
andrewsimpson,
UPenn ‘17
B.A., Political Science and Government, , Public Policy Analysis, , Urban Studies and Affairs
Authoritative voice on rural high school to Ivy League experience. Also, politics.
Features Included
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Essays
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Schools
8
Scores
2
Advice
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ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Knoxville, Tennessee
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
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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

More Essays

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

Weighted GPA
4.2
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2110
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1470

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBaseball, Tennis

Extracurriculars

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences

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