College Admissions Info

sarahmkaplan8
sarahmkaplan8
University of Pennsylvania ‘18
BBA, Economics, Social Psychology, Behavioral Sciences

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a freshman in Wharton at the university of Pennsylvania
From: South Elgin , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, UT Austin, South Carolina
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

35
ACT
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High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer (Recruited), Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Athletics Organization, American Cancer Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

At that point, I just wanted to get out. I thought that I had been through plenty of familial and financial struggles, whether it be my parent's nasty divorce or my poor relationship with my father. Yet here my mom and I stood, forced to face the expensive medical care that accompanied the extreme mental illness my brother suffered. I couldn't possibly imagine being able to afford a public state school, let alone an out-of-state or public institution. The University...



Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
62 Words
On the Common App, I chose an option that stated "Some applicants feel their application would be incomplete without a story. If this sounds like you, tell us your story". It was obviously penned more eloquently than that, but as soon as I saw that option I knew it was the one I would choose. See Essay Details for my full essay.

Additional Essay Details:
654 Words
He had hit me. He had pulled my hair, held me down as I screamed, ignored my pleas for help. And as I looked back at the place I once called home, I knew. I knew that I was forever changed. My tears were acid, burning scars into my heart. Hiccups burst from me uncontrollably as I tried to come to terms with the darkness that now surrounded me. I couldn’t imagine ever seeing light again. It began with...









College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
141 Words
The University of Pennsylvania has amazing diversity that I believe is unique to Ivy league institutions. Instead of meeting friends from my state or the next state over, I'm meeting people from all over the world, every single day. Coming from a...





What set me apart from other applicants
139 Words
I really think what set me apart from other applicants is that I was extremely passionate about what I did. I did not join a club in high school just to say I joined it- I joined it because I really...