College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘22
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Penn 2022
From: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Pitt
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
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Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Jewish Student Union, Other Religious Affiliation, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UPenn: Challenged a belief, Ethical dilemma
569 Words
“Come in, mamalah!” I timidly followed Mrs. Solomon into the kitchen, where I was engulfed by the smell of brisket and potatoes. As I stepped into the crowded dining room, my heart racing and my palms sweaty, I was overwhelmed with hugs and kisses from strangers. Trying not to attract too much attention to myself, I quietly sat down at the dinner table. That evening, the Solomon family was hosting me at their home in Sydney, Australia for the Passover...

Supplemental Essay for UPenn: “Why us” school essay
640 Words
My father knocks on the door three times in rapid succession. “It’s the code,” he says surreptitiously. He sticks out his hand to the guy answering the door to give him the fraternity handshake, only to discover that the “secret shake” went out around the same time as the Motorola flip phone. Mortified that I am at a fraternity house with my father, I hide behind the door hoping we won’t be invited in. We spend the rest...

Supplemental Essay for Pitt: Diversity statement
282 Words
Pitt receives nearly 30,000 applications each year. What makes you unique? Some people have a knack for sports or an eye for art. Although I’ve never won a game of H-O-R-S-E, and my notebook doodles are certainly not Picasso-quality, I do have one innate trait: I’m friendly! (*insert smiley face emoji here*) Making friends has always been my talent. It’s as if a squinty smile and “Hey, what’s up?” are hardwired in my DNA. Growing up in...

Supplemental Essay for Pitt: Unique question posed by school
273 Words
2. How have you made an impact at your high school? Choose one example and tell us about it. “My name is Jennifer and it is my honor to be speaking to you today.” I cleared my throat and nervously smiled at the audience. I had delivered this speech countless times before, in front of critical judges and intense competitors, but speaking at an all-school assembly was far more intimidating. I wrote and delivered a persuasive speech entitled “Barbie Culture and...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
71 Words
I wish I would have started my writing my essays earlier. I had to study for subject tests in the fall...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
96 Words
I made sure that I was busy every single summer of high school, not to build my resume, but in order to get a sense of what I was...

What set me apart from other applicants
114 Words
"Setting myself apart from other applicants" was a concern of mine in the application process because I am not particularly unique in terms of family background, religious affiliation, academic interest or hobbies. However, I...

Why I ultimately chose my school (UPenn)
175 Words
I am interested in studying politics and economics because many contemporary global issues implicate elements from both the private sector and the public sector, and points where the two converge. Penn was academically appealing to me because there are abundant academic, research and internship opportunities in these disciplines in the Annenberg...

How I chose schools to apply to (Pitt)
97 Words
I chose to apply to Pitt because I had a positive experience at the Pennsylvania Governor's School, which was housed at Pitt. I lived in the newest freshman dorms,...