College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘16
BA, Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Orlando , Florida
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Florida, USF, SC, FSU, UKentucky
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2200
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Hospital Volunteer, Library Volunteer, Community Cleanup / Service, Nursing Home Volunteer, Math Team, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

How I Got Into Photography And Beyond Am I going to be arrested? My elementary aged self fretfully pondered this question through the long, sleepless night. I used to play an online virtual horse game in which photo manipulations were virtual gold. But to make high quality graphics, but you needed high quality stock images. I was one innocent kid who thought it was smart to Google “horse pictures” and pick the prettiest ones I could find. It wasn’t...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
453 Words
Why Penn and what you will contribute Radiology is like a puzzle – only that you're given all the pieces but you have to find the faulty one, the anomaly of the human body. Now that the gauntlet has been thrown, I am drawn to that area of study, but first, the quest for the school that best arms me with the tools to solve it. Academics- I envision myself in a front row seat of BIOL 121 picking up the Clicker...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
160 Words
Penn Introduction (opt) 150words You see that girl power-walking down the hallways, carrying the Mt. Everest of textbooks, trying to get to class early? Yeah, that was me. I was considered the quirky kid and that is understandable. After all, stacking up to four golf balls and three bowling balls are unconventional hobbies. At the end of the day, I’ve acquired the “nerd” label -one that has no life. What gave it away –the glasses, the stack of books,...

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
24 Words
I submitted updated recommendation letters and a...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
1 Words

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
25 Words
I interviewed for Penn and Harvard. Penn was...

How to increase chances at my school
2 Words