College Admissions Info

Penn2019
Penn2019
University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BS, Materials Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Penn Student
From: Northern Virginia , Virginia
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Notre Dame, UVA, VA Tech, Rice, Cornell, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, UC Berkeley, Bucknell, Duke
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2370
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1590
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:
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High School Performance

4.49
GPA, Weighted
(equivalent to 3.98 unweighted)
Top 1%
Rank
  
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Science Club/Team, After School Program Coordinator, Research, Tutoring/Mentoring
Awards Received:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for UPenn, Notre Dame, UVA, Rice, Cornell, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Bucknell: Volunteer/public interest work
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Supplemental Essay for UPenn: “Why us” school essay
651 Words
Location, access, and an interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate education-these are just part of what makes the Penn experience unique. Having twelve schools connected on one campus makes it possible for Penn students to sample opportunities from many different programs, create their own majors, or easily pursue dual degrees. West Philadelphia provides the setting, but the community of students provides the excitement. And this excitement is what resonates most with me. To start, Penn's pioneering emphasis on interdisciplinary programming aligns well...









Supplemental Essay for Cornell: “Why us” school essay
687 Words
I walk down a long hallway flanked by doors featuring small circular windows at about eye level. I arrive at my lab. After punching in the security code, I enter, put on my lab coat, place my glasses on my head, and slip the elastic bands of my mask over my ponytail. I stretch blue neoprene gloves onto my hands and begin checking the results of experiments from the previous day. I execute this routine so consistently that it has...











Supplemental Essay for Northwestern: “Why us” school essay
326 Words
I walk down a long hallway flanked by doors featuring small circular windows at about eye level. I arrive at my lab. After punching in the security code, I enter, put on my lab coat, place my glasses on my head, and slip the elastic bands of my mask over my ponytail. I stretch blue neoprene gloves onto my hands and begin checking the results of experiments from the previous day. I execute this routine so consistently that it has...





Supplemental Essay for Rice: “Why us” school essay
248 Words
I recall flipping through the pages of the mega-sized college search book my freshman year of high school and stopping to read the description of Rice University several times. The strength of the engineering programs, the diversity of the undergraduate population, and the unique communities within residential college system were among the aspects of the school that seemed to draw me in at the very beginning of my college search. Even as I learned about other schools, I returned to...





Supplemental Essay for Rice: Extracurricular activity
155 Words
Whack! I leapt back quickly to avoid a collision with the door swinging toward my face. A guard dog, whose animosity rivaled its owner's, hurled its body in my direction only to be halted by the obstruction of a thin screen door. "What am I doing?" I think to myself. Fortunately, for every person who did not welcome me as a visitor, there were many more who gave me a warm greeting and politely listened as I presented my candidate's...



Supplemental Essay for Vanderbilt: Extracurricular activity
343 Words
I walk down a long hallway in which I am flanked by doors having peculiarly small and circular windows just about at eye level. I arrive at my lab. After punching in the five-digit security code, I enter and put on my lab coat, place my glasses on my head, and slip the elastic bands of my mask over my ponytail. Finally, I stretch blue neoprene gloves onto my hands and settle in to check the results of my experiments...





Supplemental Essay for VA Tech: “Why us” school essay
233 Words
7. What are the top five reasons you want to be a Hokie? 5. The first time I visited Virginia Tech's campus, I was struck by the beauty of Hokie Stone against the backdrop of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. I spent only four days on campus for volleyball camp, but by the end of my stay I was convinced that the picturesque landscape would be the ideal setting for my college education. 4. Virginia Tech recognizes that engineers who study abroad are...





College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
7 Words
I did...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
22 Words
Interdisciplinary studies a unique aspect to Penn....





What set me apart from other applicants
91 Words
I did independent research in an engineering lab at a nearby university for the summer before my senior year and the fall of my senior year. The...





Did you take a gap year? Tell us about your experience.
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Get an internship. You can email professors at nearby universities or researchers at labs to see if they will take an...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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