College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘17
BS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

An 18 year old student from Kosovo coming for the first time to US for college.
From: Prishtina , Kosovo
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Stanford, Duke, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Cornell, Purdue, Lehigh
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: English, Turkish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2180
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Charity Drive Organizing, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Volunteer Coach, Student Activities Committee
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Issue of personal significance
528 Words
My life has been very interesting so far. It’s been a life full of different experiences that have caused moments of joy as well as moments of sadness. Most importantly, all these different experiences have contributed in shaping my personality and helping me grow as a person. Coming from a country like Kosovo adds much shape to the way one thinks, lives and acts. Kosovo, a post-war country with a new era of development ahead, struggled much in the...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
354 Words
Why Penn Engineering? Since I was a kid, I always wanted to become an engineer. My father, an electrical and electronic engineer, used to explain me how basic things worked and how engineers made different devices which helped people perform tasks faster and better. I quickly learned how to change a bulb or fix a broken plug. Together with my father we would make up new toys and put them into work. I have always been fascinated by technological developments...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
585 Words
Ben Franklin once said, “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.” Which are you? Life challenges us all. Besides being beautiful, it’s full of difficulties. There is no human being on Earth, strong, powerful, wise or rich, who has not experienced struggle, suffer or failure. These difficulties test the courage, patience, perseverance and true character of a human being. And exactly these times of hardship identify whether...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
17 Words
Try to do as many...

How I chose schools to apply to
31 Words
The most important things are to see if the...