Claudia6499,
UPenn ‘21
B.A., Political Science and Government
Freshman at Penn CAS
Features Included
2
Essays
4
Schools
9
Scores
3
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Weston, Florida
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic, White Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
616 Words
Childhood memory, Story central to identity
People always seem incredibly surprised to hear that my siblings are so much older than me, and often punctuate their surprise with “Wow you must have been an accident!” or they assume that we are only half related. I know that we are all one family, but being so much younger than my sister, Monica (14 years), and brother, Michael (11 years), has made our experiences very different. I have lived in Weston, Florida my whole life. They lived in Austin, Boston,...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
600 Words
While participating in the Penn Early Exploration Program, I attended a lecture given by Dr. Karen Hogan; she explained how two seemingly disparate fields, biology and design, intersect at Penn, and how common this interdisciplinary approach is in all of Penn’s four schools. I look forward to taking a wide variety of classes from Political Communications in the Annenberg School to Energy Economics and Policy in Wharton. Ultimately, I hope to major in Political Science and Environmental Studies in...
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School Specific Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
142 Words
I did an insane amount of research on every college I considered applying to. It is important to look at the school's educational vision, culture, and trends in who they like accepting. When you know all this, it is easy to find the...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
48 Words
I would have finished my essays over the summer. I worked with a counselor...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
61 Words
Definitely do interesting things over the summer! I think summer programs are awesome. The best ones are the...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.20
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1440
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Multicultural / International Club, Political Campaign, National Honor Society

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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