College Admissions Info

elliegrimes
elliegrimes
University of Pennsylvania ‘17
BA, Health Law, Mental and Social Health Studies, Public Health

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Louisville , Kentucky
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

29
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High School Performance

3.98
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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: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, French Club
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College Application Essays

483 Words
The Voice of One, the Voice of Many There I was, grudgingly attending youth group one Sunday night. It’s not that I disliked youth group, it’s just that I had other things on my mind. How in the world am I going to finish that English paper in time to wake up for practice in the morning? “Everyone, tonight we are writing our statement for the It Gets Better project,” called the youth advisor, attempting to collect everyone...







Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
506 Words
Amusing Anecdote: The Impact of My Escape Brhmmmm. The faint hum of my dishwasher can be heard from my porch—through the wooden door whose black surface is cracked from age and use. Though, this white noise is drowned out by the activity of the early morning. Chirp. Chirp. The birds rise from their slumber and greet the morning as their friend. Tree branches sway with the playful wind; back and forth their game takes them. Crisp, clean dawn air...







College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
56 Words
Pick schools that fit into the broad base you want such as size, price, academic level, geographic location and so on. From there I suggest that you visit schools you are accepted to because you really won't know what school you like best until you're there and experiencing the atmosphere and environment that the school creates.

My favorite course thus far, and why
71 Words
Thus far, Intro to Buddhism has been my favorite class. When looking for the best classes to take, keep an open mind about the subjects. There's no need to get caught-up with all the stereotypical requirements that people usually take when they get to school. Take a chance on an elective- especially if the professor has been recommended to you....



Recommended summer activities during high school and college
50 Words
Admissions like to see that you're dedicating your time, no matter what it's to or who it's for. Get a job. Participate in a program. Volunteer somewhere local. Get involved with your community so that admissions knows you'll do the same on for the school's community when you're on campus.

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
50 Words
In college, there are no "cool" extracurricular activities (possibly unlike high school). Get involved in what you love to do and you'll meet the people that you'll click with the best and create the strongest relationships with. Don't be afraid to get involved- it's the best way to make friends.

What I’d change about my application process
46 Words
Try to make it as stress-free as possible. Everything tends to work out and getting all stressed out about it makes for a miserable end to high school and unnecessary worrying about colleges. You'll love where you end up! I can guarantee you'll find your fit.