College Admissions Info

tgale34
tgale34
University of Pennsylvania ‘17
BA, Economics, Philosophy, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Portland , Maine
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: UChicago, UMich, UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2200
SAT
Highest SAT: 2200
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High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Baseball, Football, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, Student Council / Government, School Jazz / Orchestra, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

569 Words
When I was 14 years old, a friend of my dad’s offered me the opportunity to stay for six weeks in northern Uganda, volunteering at a local school. There are many aspects of my time in Gulu, a city of 250,000 or so, that have greatly affected me. I was initially overwhelmed by the experience of walking into the front office of Gulu Public Primary School on the first day, and shortly being presented with a classroom full of 90 kids about...









Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
522 Words
For the past year, I’ve spent a lot of time playing jazz with two friends, a bassist and an alto sax player. The three of us have played together in various school-affiliated bands for the majority of our musical lives – I first started writing music with the bassist in 6th grade – but it wasn’t until a year ago that we organized ourselves into an official group. We call ourselves Occupation (Sound). I’m very proud of what our...









College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
84 Words
The best thing you can do to increase your chances at any school is to find a unique focus. Having a resume stacked with activities is great, but if they're seemingly random or there just for the sake of being there, they aren't worth much. You're attempting to define yourself to the school to which you apply - think about...