College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘21
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Freshman at Penn CAS
From: Weston , Florida
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic, White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: UChicago, FSU, UT Austin
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Multicultural / International Club, Political Campaign, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UPenn, UChicago, FSU, UT Austin: Childhood memory, Story central to identity
616 Words
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,...

Supplemental Essay for UPenn: “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...

College 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...

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...

What set me apart from other applicants (UPenn)
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...