College Admissions Info

Vaan
Vaan
University of Pennsylvania, ‘17
BA, Chemistry

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Drexel, Syracuse
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2200
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2200
Other SAT Scores:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Math Team, National Honor Society, School Theater/Plays, Drama Production Crew
How Spent Summers:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Issue of personal significance
119 Words
I discussed the discrimination and hatred I'd faced growing up for being gay in an extremely Catholic area. I talked about how I hoped for a more supportive environment in college. I alluded to hoping to be able to escape from the religious prison I'd been raised in. I emphasized a lot about the shame I felt, the pain my sexuality caused me, and how it unfairly caused me so many problems. Looking back now, I realize that a lot...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
28 Words
"Are you movable, moving, or immovable?" I said I was movable. I talked about how I was poised to retake control of my life in college.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
47 Words
"Discuss how you will engage academically at Penn." I talked about wanting to be a chemistry major in order to become a researcher after school. I talked a little bit about some of the research done by the chemistry department and why it interested me.

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
84 Words
If an interviewer asks you a question that you don't really have a good answer for, do NOT make up nonsense to try to sound...





How to increase chances at my school
16 Words
Do not lie or exaggerate...