College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘18
BA, Spanish Language and Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

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!.
From: Boston , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, St. Andrews
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Portuguese, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2170
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High School Performance

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Top 50%
High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Theater/Plays, Gay/Straight Alliance, Community or summer theater/plays
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
629 Words
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...

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...

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
19 Words
Applying early decision can increase your...

How I chose schools to apply to
51 Words
Have a mix of schools: "reach" (where it might be tough to get into) "intermediate"...

Why I ultimately chose my school
11 Words
There was just...

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...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
26 Words
Do something productive with your summer! Refrain from...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
34 Words
Get involved with what you're passionate about. When you are...

Post-college plans
7 Words
I intend...

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...