momentofzen
momentofzen,
UPenn ‘18
B.S., Biology
I am a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania studying biology and business with a minor in computer science in the Life Sciences & Management Program.
Features Included
2
Essays
8
Schools
15
Scores
1
Advice
8
ECs
1
Sports

Background

GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin, Cantonese, French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • Indiana University - Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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My Mom, Play-Doh, and Me Cheeks flushed salmon pink, I focused on my shoes, drawing simple patterns on the tiled floor to avoid eye contact. I felt the lingering gaze of my mom’s college classmates, who hovered over me like scientists examining a microscope slide. Their eyes bounced between my mom and me, scrutinizing our features. Mere seconds felt like eternity until finally, they concluded, “Wow, you look exactly like your mom!” The comparison was outrageous. At 14, I wanted...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
69 Words
I talked about why I loved LSM, the research and business and service opportunities at Penn, with the theme of searching for the perfect smoothie blend of college characteristics. This was based on my own personal experience with a specific smoothie food truck at Penn and my summer experiences on campus. I was able to tell a vivid story because I spent a month at Penn myself during LBW.
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General Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
451 Words
Here is my advice for how to write the "Why Penn" essay that I shared with a couple of my friends. Of course, adapt this to whatever college/program you may be applying to! Hope it helps! 1) Make it personal to you. Think of it almost like you're trying to prove that Penn is a great fit for you in terms of academics, service, and research opportunities (you can choose to focus on the aspects that are most important and applicable to you). The college application process is kind of like dating; it takes a while to find the "perfect...
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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
36
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2260
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1540
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details10 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChurch, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society, Math Team, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Student Council / Government
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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