rmoak
rmoak,
UPenn ‘17
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Hello! My name is Reid, and I am attending the University of Pennsylvania with intentions of graduating in 2017.
Features Included
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Essays
8
Schools
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Scores
0
Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Voorhees, New Jersey
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)
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  • Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
830 Words
Penn Essay #1: “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?” ​Throughout my childhood, I harbored strong feelings against long-term commitments. I could never handle more than a few months of an activity or task, for, sadly, I was lazy. Even at Karate classes, my instructors’ constant attempts to encourage determination failed. I gave up easily whenever I faced challenges, and I had...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
546 Words
Essay for the VIPER program at Penn: ​I have always possessed a desire to benefit society, but it was only in recent years that I discovered an area of science that continuously piques my interest, the science of energy. During family ski vacations as a small child, my dad would often joke about how in a few decades the sport of skiing may cease to exist due to global warming. Because I did not understand that global warming was actually...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
1151 Words
Stanford Essay #1: Stanford students possess an intellectual vitality. Reflect on an idea or experience that has been important to your intellectual development. ​For the past seven years, I have experienced the amazing opportunity of traveling to a camp in Maine where I live in a wooden cabin far away from society and can enjoy the outdoors for seven weeks. Over the years, it has become difficult to explain all the ways in which this place, known as Manitou, has influenced...
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Additional Essay Details
124 Words
The first essay, which deals with Benjamin Franklin's quote, discusses my feelings toward the question that they asked. The second essay, which is simply a "Why College of Arts and Sciences" for the University of Pennsylvania, shows that people often change their minds. No longer am I interested in Earth Science, for I have turned my mind to Mechanical Engineering. To contrast, I also included all 3 essays for Stanford, a school from which I was denied. It is interesting to...
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General Admissions Advice

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.40
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2330
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsRowing (Crew)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Jazz / Orchestra

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
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Awards Received

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