GriffithGorgati
GriffithGorgat,
UPenn ‘18
B.A., Spanish Language and Literature
Hey! I am a sophomore at UPenn majoring in Hispanic Studies (Spanish) with a minor in Gender Studies. In terms of extracurriculars, I am involved with a mental health group and am also immersed in the theatre community!.
Features Included
2
Essays
2
Schools
4
Scores
8
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Boston, Massachusetts
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Portuguese, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
Tap/click a school logo above to view essays and advice specific to that school.

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

These essays haven't been tagged by school. Click school logos above to see tagged essays.

Personal Statement
629 Words
Place you’re content
4:41 PM. I push open the door of Boston’s Back Bay Station and am greeted by a familiar haze. My train will leave in exactly four minutes, giving me just enough time. Pushing past several much-taller travelers, I walk towards my favorite food stall in the station. The owners recognize me, as always. After several hellos, I ask for “una aguita, por favor” and begin to rummage among several notebooks to find my wallet. One of the men working at...
Read more...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
627 Words
Perhaps because I was brought up in a household of two cultures—Brazilian and American—and because I grew up bilingual in Portuguese and English, I have always loved and respected other cultures and languages. Through my studies at school and my travels abroad I have become fluent in Spanish, and it has consistently been one of my favorite subjects. In my junior year, I petitioned to take on a sixth course (in addition to the standard five) in order...
Read more...

General Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
19 Words
Applying early decision can increase your...
Read more...
How I chose schools to apply to
51 Words
Have a mix of schools: "reach" (where it might be tough to get into) "intermediate"...
Read more...
Why I ultimately chose my school
11 Words
There was just...
Read more...
What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
43 Words
Do research on your institution! Penn, for example, has a big emphasis on...
Read more...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
26 Words
Do something productive with your summer! Refrain from...
Read more...
My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
34 Words
Get involved with what you're passionate about. When you are...
Read more...
Post-college plans
7 Words
I intend...
Read more...
What I like about my school’s location and culture
48 Words
Being in Philadelphia is great! It is a vibrant city with plenty of great...
Read more...

High School Performance

GPA
3.85
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 50%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2170
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1500
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details1 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Theater/Plays, Gay/Straight Alliance, Community or summer theater/plays
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

Similar Profiles

johnmasson
UPenn ‘17


Accepted to SMU, UPenn, UVA, Florida, UT Austin

Electrical Engineer at Penn
markr97
UPenn ‘19


Accepted to Rutgers, UPenn

Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business! I'm a New Jersey native with a passion for entrepreneurship and learning about the world .
jmcneese
UPenn ‘19


Accepted to UPenn

I am a student in the University of Pennsylvania's Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business Class of 2019.
athomp19
UPenn ‘19


Accepted to Brown, MIT, UPenn

Incoming freshman at UPenn
GJuana
UPenn ‘17


Accepted to Grinnell, Dartmouth, UPenn, Claremont (CMC), UT Austin, Texas A&M, U of Houston, St. Thomas, Sarah Lawrence, Macalester

My name is Juana Granados and I am currently attending the University of Pennsylvania.