College Admissions Info

Rica
Rica
University of Pennsylvania ‘17
BS, Operations Management, Marketing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Student pursuing a business degree with cupcakes in mind
From: Memphis , Tennessee
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Parent, Sibling, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Notre Dame, MSState, Hofstra, UPenn, Rhodes, Drexel, Pace, Vassar
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

30
ACT
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Golf
Extracurricular Activities: Yearbook, School Choir, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government, Key Club, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Marching Band, Model Congress / Model UN
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College Application Essays

504 Words
In America, the media serves as a leading figure to communication between society’s people, but now this mass communication has become a tool for spreading stereotypical views to people across the country. As a result, some communities have begun to ostracize people who do not follow the “norm” of society. Breaking stereotypes is important to me because I fit into two popular stereotypical groups; I am not only a Black American, but I am also a plus sized teen. ...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
506 Words
According to Benjamin Franklin, “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.” This quote reminds me of the idea of rocks, birds and eagles that my mythology teacher, Melissa Berretta, shared with the class. Mrs. Berretta said that everyone is a rock, bird, or eagle; “the rocks are those who really have no hope because regardless of the efforts made by others, they will still maintain in their same...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
302 Words
What is it like to attend the University of Pennsylvania? I dream about this topic nearly every day during my college application process because I can never truly know until I have attended the university all four years. Every time I think of attending Wharton’s School of Business for entrepreneurship, I imagine sitting in my chair on Monday as the clock struck noon and it all begins. I sit through a seminar of business professionals talking about angel investors...





Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
596 Words
Cussing is Not the End All Be All When I first heard my friend say a curse word, I was shocked because I was only in middle school, and had never heard a child curse before, but here she was saying vulgar words in front of everyone. It was even more appalling when she said she was not supposed to cuss because her mama told her not to. In middle school the last thing on my mind was breaking my...









Additional Essay Details:
168 Words
When it came to my essays, I really just wanted to showcase myself through all of them. I wrote my personal statement during my time at Andover's Summer Session in a writing for success class, so I was able to put my effort into the school specific questions since that essay went through many drafts during the program. However, during my college application process I was unsure if I wanted to go through with my application for Penn since I...



College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
17 Words
Gospel Choir, Habitat for Humanity, Co-Ed Service Fraternity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Penn Actuarial Society, Penn Step

My favorite course thus far, and why
90 Words
I loved my French Cinema course because although I took the English section so it didn't help regarding helping me learn the language, the movies were awesome to watch and made me enjoy watching french movies more. Also, it changed my view on how I look at movies when watching them now because I understand the themes within the movie...



List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
159 Words
I received an all expense paid trip to the University of Notre Dame and I really enjoyed the people I met and the campus so it became one of my top choices. I really wanted to attend there because of the security of having people I already met to hangout with, but my financial aid letter came after May 1st...



Post-college plans
59 Words
After college, I aspire to go within the consulting field either through being an actuarial consultant or a regular consultant. During my professional time in consulting, I hope to begin developing a business plan for my own bakery so that I can have everything planned out and money saved up to thrive on as I continue my entrepreneurship journey.