HadjiQueensNY
HadjiQueensNY,
UPenn ‘17
B.A., History, , Economics
Just a kid from Queens enjoying the Ivy League!
Features Included
4
Essays
17
Schools
13
Scores
5
Advice
6
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Astoria, New York
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
  • Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • University at Geneseo - SUNY (Geneseo, NY)
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in History

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Growing up as an only child, you get used to playing one-player video games, building LEGOs by yourself, and forcing your parents to participate in activities a little sibling would be more excited to join in on, like roughhousing or playing Pokémon cards. As much as my dad loved playing a card game he had no comprehension of whatsoever, I’m sure he and my mom would’ve enjoyed having a second kid around to, ironically enough, give them...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
480 Words
When I was in kindergarten, my teachers called my parents and told them that I was in trouble. Apparently, I had been telling all my classmates that Santa Claus didn’t exist and they were all distraught. My parents sat me down and tried their best to convince me that Santa was real and I was guaranteeing myself a spot on the naughty list and a lump of coal in my stocking. I wasn’t having it. “Mom,” I argued, ...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
301 Words
Academically, I’ve always been interested in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines. The curriculum of Penn’s College of Arts & Sciences has majors for both Political Science and History, along with a minor in American Public Policy, so I can find a path to the political career I’ve always wanted. The college offers the classes to satisfy nearly every undergraduate student in the world, but there’s a difference between taking a course and taking advantage of...
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Additional Essay Details
50 Words
1) Am I movable, immovable, or do I move? I chose immovable because I felt like the other two would likely be chosen more often, and thus my essay would stand out. 2) Just the usual academic essay. It's funny to see how much my interests have changed since I wrote this!
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General Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
83 Words
I sent in an extra letter to Columbia once I got waitlisted, and a letter to Yale after I got deferred early action. Although...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
18 Words
No, I did not. However,...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
73 Words
I had a horrible interview with Penn (short, tense, draining atmosphere) but I ended up getting in. I had a great interview...
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How I chose schools to apply to
90 Words
I applied to pretty much every "top tier" school and decided I would pick which one to go to based on who accepted me. Don't do...
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What I’d change about my application process
84 Words
I would do a lot more research into the social scene at the schools I applied to. I think I overestimated my ability to adapt...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2220
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1520
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesKey Club, National Honor Society, Yearbook, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Council / Government, Prom Committee
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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