College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BS, Business Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi, everyone! I am thrilled to be attending the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and I'm happy to help all of you with the college admissions process.
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: Both Parents, Sibling
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2180
SAT Prep:
PSAT Scores:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Charity Drive Organizing, School Choir, Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative, Math Team, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Special Olympics, Tutoring/Mentoring
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
560 Words
Identity is a tricky subject for an identical twin. I should know, as I have navigated my entire life with my own personal clone. There are countless examples in which people have called me Melissa and called her Lindsay. It is additionally awkward when relatives, and even teachers, mix us up. On the other hand, I am grateful that we have a private language, can finish each other’s sentences, and at times are convinced we can read each other...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
611 Words
My experience last summer of attending the Wharton Sports Business Academy is truly what solidified my confidence that the Wharton School of Business is the perfect environment for me. I was incredibly impressed that the head of the program, Professor Rosner, was so approachable, friendly and able to convey highly nuanced business issues in a very interactive, real-world-oriented, and comprehendible manner. My sense was that this was not an unusual trait among Wharton professors. I also thoroughly appreciated the collaborative...

Additional Essay Details:
58 Words
The Question: The Admissions Committee would like to learn why you are a good fit for your undergraduate school choice (College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, The Wharton School, or Penn Engineering). Please tell us about specific academic, service, and/or research opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania that resonate with your background, interests, and goals.

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
80 Words
I went through two interviews in total: one for MIT and one for UPenn. Both were very good experiences. The situation wasn't nearly as...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
113 Words
I can't stress enough how important I feel what you do with your summers is. I think it is incredibly beneficial to participate in activities that interest you, community service, and/or summer jobs....

How I chose schools to apply to
124 Words
I would say that the most important thing to do when choosing schools you apply to is finding schools that have the best programs for what you want to study. Personally, I was looking for great business...

My advice about getting recommenders
137 Words
When choosing teachers for my recommendations, I knew I wanted to ask my calculus teacher to write one because it was the most relevant class to my intended major. Also, I wanted to pick a teacher that I have worked with...

Post-college plans
65 Words
As of now, I really want to work on the business side of the entertainment industry. The creativity involved with...

Why I ultimately chose my school
116 Words
Choosing the University of Pennsylvania was not a hard decision. Penn suits my interests in every way, and I've only grown to love it more since I've been accepted. I applied to Wharton during the...

What I’d change about my application process
95 Words
I definitely recommend not waiting until your senior year starts to being the application process. I meant to start and finish my Common App essay during the summer before,...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
92 Words
I've always thought that moving to an urban environment for college would be ideal. Cities just natural seem to have fantastic networking and internship opportunities that are beneficial...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
84 Words
There are tons of clubs and organizations at UPenn that you can mention in your essay. I personally wrote about my interest in the Wharton...