College Admissions Info

Shane
Shane
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
  • 2 advice topics

Student Background

Student at University of Pennsylvania
From: Pittsburgh
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, CMU, UVA, GWU, Georgetown, NYU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2290
SAT
Highest SAT: 2290
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High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 1%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Spanish Club
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Study/travel abroad
607 Words
By all accounts, we should not have been anything alike. He lived in a small town; I lived in a large suburb. He was an only child living with his single mother; my parents are married with three other kids. He went to a Catholic school; I am an atheist who has gone to public school my entire life. We did not even speak the same language. If there is one thing I learned from living in Germany as a...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
543 Words
Prompt: Benjamin Franklin once said there are three types of people in the world: “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.” Which are you? I move. I am sure every admissions counselor reads thousands of essays every year from thousands of students, each one attempting to become one of the fraction who actually gain admission to this esteemed institution. I am equally sure that, as I did at...









College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
118 Words
Penn has a reputation for being the "social Ivy," and they take that reputation seriously. So if you want to get in here, prove that you're an interesting person. If you dryly list your accomplishments, academic and otherwise, you won't get accepted because everyone here is brilliant in their academics and extracurriculars. But prove that you bring something new to...



What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
50 Words
Like I have said before, Penn cares greatly about its reputation as the "social Ivy." So talk about how the unique culture of campus, where everyone is ridiculously smart and works really hard, but also likes to socialize and have fun, is compatible with what you want in a college.