College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘18
BS, Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hey guys! I'm a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, and I love all things finance and entrepreneurship.
From: Houston , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Babson, UT Austin
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2360
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Field Hockey
Extracurricular Activities: Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association
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College Application Essays

Letting go of your dreams isn’t nearly as dramatic as the movies make it out to be.That’s the thought that crosses my mind when I catch a glimpse of my pretzel-like pose in the mirror. For the fifty-first time, I wonder why I’m participating in this K-pop (Korean pop) dance performance, especially considering my irreparable coordination issues. Really, why bother? “I love K-pop,” I moan, “but I’m used to drooling at K-pop idols on a...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
670 Words
BEEP! My eyes snap open and I pounce, slamming my alarm with alarming alacrity. My roommate groans, “太早了.” “Son las ocho y media,” I reply. She mutters a few more words in Span-ese before falling right back asleep. I chuckle. This fun daily routine is only made possible by the fact that my roommate, a fellow Huntsman student, is a girl from Spain whose target language is Chinese, while I’m a Chinese-American studying Spanish. As I tune into the hum...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
666 Words
There is one defining quality, one distinctly human feature that transcends age, race, gender, and geographical location – the ability to judge oneself. “Am I good enough?” Too often, the answer is no. And that is a serious issue. . From the Wall Street broker to the child trapped by her war-torn country, the capacity for self-judgment exists in all of them, in all of us, as we assess our every action. The skill is a double-edged blade that cuts the boundary...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
1238 Words
Evan Lowenstein claims that entrepreneurs are “idiot[s] that [don’t] know when to quit – until [they] have a breakthrough. Then everyone calls [them geniuses].” I like to think that this quote applies not only to entrepreneurs, but leaders as well. I know I looked like an idiot as Chief Financial Officer of my group at Wharton’s Leadership in the Business World Program, where the objective was to create a business proposal for an innovative product. In addition to...

Additional Essay Details:
955 Words
I think the essay is the best way to stand out when applying to schools. All of my essays pretty much focused on business because I felt as if that was the most important part of my life. To differentiate me from other business students, I talked about my love for K-pop (Korean pop music). From my essays, you can tell that I love K-pop in a way that is similar to other teenage fangirls; I ogle at these perfect...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
40 Words
Most of the top schools don't offer merit scholarships (only financial aid...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
87 Words
Honestly, I don't think paying tons of money for a private admission counselor is necessary. If you're a good student, you should be able to do...

How I chose schools to apply to
222 Words
I knew I wanted an undergraduate business education, and I wanted a medium-sized school within a city environment. UPENN is the only Ivy with an undergraduate business education, and it also fit my criteria of being in a city environment, so Wharton became my first choice. The Wharton reputation, admittedly, bolstered UPENN to the top of my list. I was also considering MIT Sloane. Unfortunately, MIT's...

Post-college plans
61 Words
At Wharton, I hope to sub-matriculate into a 5-year MBA program, which means I get my undergraduate and...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
96 Words
I definitely recommend getting busy over the summer. One way is to get involved in something your passionate about. I did a bunch of business summer camps (one of...

My advice about getting recommenders
158 Words
I had my two favorite teachers write my rec letters. One of them was my Geometry-Trigonometry Honors teacher from freshman year who I still maintained contacts with. I chose her not only because we were still really close, but also because I knew she had one particular...

What set me apart from other applicants
104 Words
Ever since I was five years old, I knew I wanted to go into business (no joke). A lot of people don't know what they want to do (which is fine!...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
324 Words
I had two in-person interviews and one phone interview. My in-person interviews were very chill; both times we met at Starbucks and the conversation started with the question, "So..tell me about yourself." I definitely recommend having some cute/interesting story about yourself here - mine was my early determination to enter the business world. If you've read my other stuff on the profile, you'll know that I've wanted to do business since I was 5 years old, and I told my parents I would become Bill Gates. I didn't make it up (and you shouldn't either), but I did make...