College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘18
BA, Economics, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Applying to college was great.
From: Houston , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Tulane
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2240
PSAT Scores:
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field, Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Community Cleanup / Service, Jewish Student Union, National Honor Society, Other Religious Affiliation, Tutoring/Mentoring, Science Club/Team
Awards Received:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

562 Words
I have always loved talking and learning about the universe and space, and wanted to be an astronaut for most of my life. When I was a freshman, I begged my school to let me take advanced physics in addition to chemistry, which was required for all sophomores. My science teacher shook his head in amused incredulity when I made my request, and warned me that I would change my mind, but reassured me that if it was too much ...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
440 Words
I was driving my friend Kayla on a rainy day last week. She plugged my phone in to the USB cord, double clicked the home button, and pushed play. “There’s the respect that makes calamity of so long life,” Sir Lawrence Olivier whispered. Kayla rolled her eyes at me and plugged her own phone in, replacing those exquisite lines from Hamlet with Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” (I grudgingly began to sing along with her). I am the kid who...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
487 Words
We always ran together because the coach assigned partners based on individual times. We were friendly but not friends; I don’t think I had ever really had a conversation with her. After practice one day, I expressed my hesitation about running the 1600 at our next meet—I had never raced more than 400 meters, and I worried that I would come in last. She made some statement about how I shouldn’t worry, because things would happen as they were...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
495 Words
Moshe is driving in Jerusalem. He’s late for a meeting and he’s looking for a parking place, and can’t find one. In desperation, he turns towards heaven and says: “God, if you find me a parking place, I promise that I’ll eat only Kosher, respect Shabbas and all the holidays…” Miraculously, a place opens up just in front of him. He turns his face up to heaven and says, “Don’t bother, God, I’ve just...

College Admissions Advice

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
203 Words
I visited Penn and talked to some professors there. I love creative writing, so I met with Jamie-Lee Josselyn at the Kelly Writers House. She told me a bit about creative writing at Penn and I kept in touch with her and sent her some of my poems and short stories. The Kelly Writers House often advocates for students they...