pennguin
pennguin,
UPenn ‘20
B.A., Design and Visual Communications
Not the smartest in my class. Ivy League accepted.
Features Included
2
Essays
5
Schools
11
Scores
2
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown South Brunswick, New Jersey
GenderFemale
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Design and Visual Communications

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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In tenth grade, I was thrown into my first one-on-one at a nursing home with 93-year-old Mary Gero, with the objective of being her biographer – allowing her to spend her last moments telling the stories that mattered most. That year, I was the only teen from the multilateral youth organization Quixote Quest, who wanted to work with the elderly. My aim was to create a web of recollection for her – and very soon, she hopped onto a revolving cavalcade of...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
601 Words
On February 12th, 2005, when my mother was going to purchase Valentine cards for my first grade classmates, I stopped her: "Leave it to me, mom." She finally gave in, so I grabbed my Crayola marker box and got to work. Two days later, on Valentine's Day, I passed out my handmade cards. "Ew," my peers sneered. My crooked drawings were far from manufactured prints decked with cartoons and complimentary candy. However, these remarks did not discourage me, but rather fueled...
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
364 Words
My alumni interview experience with UPenn was extremely casual and easy-going. By coincidence, my interviewer just so happened to be my friend’s dad, so the fact that he already knew who I was calmed my nerves and made for a much more successful interview than I’d expected. As for answering questions, try to be as truthful and honest as possible. One of the most valuable tips that I received was that interviews are not necessarily the right time for you to “show off” all of your accomplishments. You have already all of done that in your college application,...
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My advice about getting recommenders
328 Words
You want to get teachers to write recommendations who A. Write well and B. Know you well. There were many teachers throughout my high school career who taught classes that I got good grades in, but I never took the time to talk to them personally or introduce them into my world outside of the classroom. Don’t always pick teachers that taught the classes you breezed through- because chances are, these teachers have nothing more to write than, simply, “This kid got a good grade in my class.” I chose three teachers to write my letters of recommendation. The...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.25
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2320
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details12 classes and scores

Sports

SportsLacrosse

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Nursing Home Volunteer, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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