College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘17
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 3 supplemental essays

Student Background

Hello! My name is Reid, and I am attending the University of Pennsylvania with intentions of graduating in 2017.
From: Voorhees , New Jersey
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Cornell, Rochester, Colgate
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1570
Highest SAT: 2330
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rowing (Crew)
Extracurricular Activities: School Jazz / Orchestra
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Awards Received:

College Application Essays

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...

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...

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...

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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