College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BS, Behavioral Sciences, Biology and Biological Sciences

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a current freshman at Penn, accepted through ED.
From: Brea , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
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: Korean

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2120
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Band, Marching Band, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Computer / Technology Volunteer
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College Application Essays

During the summer, the rotten carpet and the smell of spit permeates the room. Here I am "Melery" because my first hack at the marimba was not at all as melodic as my name would suggest. Within the confines of the band room, every facet of my world comes together in perfect harmony. I rock hard on the clunkiest instrument I can find and let the musical trance hypnotize me into a state of euphoria. Looking back, I realize my...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
534 Words
From the seventh grade, I knew my career was set in biology; I loved going to class every day, genuinely excited about learning about the structure of DNA or the function of different organelles in the cell. When it came to dissecting the heart and the eye of a sheep, never was I more excited to go to class and start analyzing the organs to see how they work. The other girls in my group cringed in disgust, while I...

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
41 Words
Japanese sushi and ramen class. It was a class that you can...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
45 Words
Fun. Hardworking. Passionate. Competitive. Involved. Everyone here is smart to a certain level,...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
16 Words
Staff and upperclassmen are super...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I had a private counselor, and the main advice I got was...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
47 Words
Philadelphia is so diverse and big that you get the best of both worlds....