ajaxx513
ajaxx513,
UPenn ‘20
B.A., Cognitive Science, , French Language and Literature
First gen college student at Penn! Lover of traveling, languages, and cultures. I'm eager to give advice for the application process at any time! Message me if curious to see my essays.
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Schools
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
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Background

Hometown Annapolis, Maryland
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Cognitive Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
37 Words
I would have applied to more Ivy League schools such as...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
570 Words
Face to Face: Georgetown (1 hour), Brown (30 mins), Cornell (1 hour), Middlebury (1 hour) Over the Phone: Dartmouth (30 mins) Skype: UPenn (30 mins) Even though I had so many interviews, I still got nervous right before each one. I definitely recommend preparing for them by making a list of what you like about the school, what makes it unique (!!), your extracurriculars in and out of school to talk briefly about, clubs you plan to join at the school, personal qualities and hobbies, and plans after college (they don't have to be definite, just make yourself sound ambitious). Absolutely DO NOT forget to come up...
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What set me apart from other applicants
246 Words
In my personal opinion, I believe that what set me apart was not my test scores or extracurricular activities list (obviously), but the consistency I showed throughout my application. I emphasized a love for the French language in my essays, had my French teacher write me a recommendation letter, traveled to France, took French all four years of high school and got an A, took the the French SAT Subject Test and...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
84 Words
In the end, Penn was where I could see myself thriving in college. I loved how Penn was located in Philadelphia, so I could have...
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How I chose schools to apply to
96 Words
What I mostly focused on was the strength of a school's foreign language program, study abroad opportunities, academic reputation, and opportunities for my majors. Distance wasn't a huge...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
2 Words
Interdisciplinary...
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My advice about getting recommenders
166 Words
If you have good relationships with your teachers, then asking for a recommendation letter won't be very difficult. They've most likely written letters in the past and expect college-bound students to ask for them each fall. Offer to send them your resume if they don't request it. Give...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
99 Words
I applied to many scholarships, including the Gates Millennium Scholarship. This required me to write 8 essays, and submit two recommendation letters. I ending up being part of the 1,000 scholars...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.36
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1940
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1370
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesFrench Club, Math Team, Tutoring/Mentoring, Community Cleanup / Service

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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