kellycaribou
kellycaribou,
UPenn ‘18
B.A., Cognitive Science
Penn '18
Features Included
2
Essays
12
Schools
13
Scores
7
Advice
9
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Taipei, Taiwan
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Cognitive Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I always knew that my grandfather was sexist. When I was younger, the phone calls that he made from Taiwan to our home in the United States were never for me, but for my brother. During family reunions in Taiwan, he didn’t spend time with me, yet he spent hours upon hours with my male cousins. And when he gave out red envelopes on Chinese New Year, I never received any money. One time, I found out that when...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
180 Words
As a second grader in Taiwan, I went on a field trip to an environmental awareness center. At the end, the tour docent gave us a quiz on the presentation we’d just heard. The question that caused my breath to hitch and my pencil to linger was the one that asked me what I could do to help, and after my seven-year-old brain spent two minutes pondering my options, I finally wrote in, “Wait.” Wait? What does that even...
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
34 Words
Check your high school's website! Many schools list scholarship information...
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Post-college plans
51 Words
Come to college with an open mind, and keep in mind that what you study...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
13 Words
Talk about what you...
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My advice about getting recommenders
65 Words
My junior year Spanish and English teachers wrote my recommendations. Though many espouse a theory that students should seek one...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
52 Words
Generally, my interviewers just wanted me to discuss what I'm passionate about. One of the more...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
22 Words
I am currently involved with the wind...
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Why I declined other schools
102 Words
I had a very, very difficult time deciding between Amherst and Penn, especially since I received the Schupf Scholarship from Amherst. Ultimately, my reasoning came down to this: I reasoned that...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

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

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesTutoring/Mentoring, Marching Band, School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, National Honor Society, Math Team, Community Cleanup / Service, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
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