WhartonViv
WhartonViv,
UPenn ‘20
B.S., Economics, , Finance
Language enthusiast
Features Included
9
Essays
10
Schools
4
Scores
4
Advice
6
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Colorado Springs, Colorado
GenderFemale
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken German, French, Italian

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Zzzzt! The sensor buzzed as I scanned my badge. The door opened, and I stood in the lobby of the Swiss Private Bank, my employer for the next three years. I looked around wide-eyed at marbled ceilings and businessmen in high-end suits greeting their clients. "So this will become my world?" I skeptically asked myself. At fifteen years old, I felt so young to be doing something like this. Initially, it wasn't easy. Sometimes, I'd forget my badge and abashedly...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
143 Words
Why Duke? I can picture myself standing on the Plaza, where I'll just have finished discussing the various theories for improving refugees' lives with one of my equally ambitious classmates. I'll be awaiting my next class: SES 322 Dostoevsky, a class only Duke can offer me. Since I'll have chosen "Russia and Central Asia" as my focus of study, I'll be able to engage in Russian small talk with my professor after class. Thanks to the unparalleled way the International Comparative...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
256 Words
"Excusez-moi, où puis-je trouver la Rue Didérot?" I desperately asked a stranger while standing in an alley in Montpellier, France. How was it possible that I couldn't find my way back to my host family from the language school? He stared at me wide-eyed and walked away. Puzzled, I proceeded to ask a second stranger; this time, I asked in German. Since the stranger understood me, I managed to receive directions back to my host family. This was the...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
417 Words
Use a quote: There's an old saying in France that goes "If you want to drink pure water, go to the well." I've always been intrigued by foreign languages and cultures. At the age of five, I started reading German picture books, and slowly but surely moved on to books with a lonely picture on every tenth page or so. Two years later, I got on my parents' nerves when I constantly sang along to English songs; my love of...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
181 Words
Extracurricular essay: For as long as I can remember, I have been full of energy with an effervescent spirit. Through karate, I learned how to channel my inner fire towards positivity. Karate has given me useful tools to use during my apprenticeship. I realized that I neither have to be tall nor strong to be able to defend myself: with the right technique, anything is possible. Thus, whenever I felt treated unfairly at work, I stood up for myself. I...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
211 Words
Why Claremont McKenna (CMC)? I found myself torn between a pre-professional and a liberal arts education until I found Claremont McKenna. Thanks to the practical teaching and strong support of internships in a liberal arts setting, I don't have to choose between being a thinker and being a doer—Claremont will let me be both. When my interviewer, K. C. , described the typical CMC student as a "go-getter" with a growth mindset, I knew that I would find a community...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
419 Words
What contemporary issue or trend relating to politics, culture, and society, or foreign policy particularly concerns you and why? As I started speaking, sixty eyes glared at me. The reason had nothing to do with the content of my words; it was merely the fact that I was one of the only two females in the room full of thirty senior bankers. As groups for a team project were formed, the other woman and I were the last two selected....
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
473 Words
What question do you want to help answer? How can we increase the role of women in the corporate world? As I started speaking, sixty eyes glared at me. The reason had nothing to do with the content of my words; it was merely the fact that I was one of the only two females in the room full of thirty senior bankers. As groups for a team project were formed, the other woman and I were the last two...
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Additional Essay Details
22 Words
All of those essays landed me scholarships worth $40,000/year and admission to all the colleges I applied to except for Yale University.
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General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Outgoing, future-focused,...
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What set me apart from other applicants
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Fluency in 5 languages,...
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How to increase chances at my school
34 Words
Spend a lot of time on your "Why Penn?" essay...
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What I’d change about my application process
14 Words
I'd apply to solely...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2280
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsMartial Arts

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
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