Penn2019
Penn2019,
UPenn ‘19
B.S., Materials Engineering
Penn Student
Features Included
8
Essays
12
Schools
7
Scores
6
Advice
4
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Northern Virginia, Virginia
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Materials Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
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Volunteer/public interest work
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Supplemental Essay: “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...
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Supplemental Essay: “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...
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Supplemental Essay: “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...
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Supplemental Essay: “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...
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Supplemental Essay: 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...
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Supplemental Essay: 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...
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Supplemental Essay: “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...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I did...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Interdisciplinary studies a unique aspect to Penn....
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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...
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Did you take a gap year? Tell us about your experience.
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
71 Words
Get an internship. You can email professors at nearby universities or researchers at labs to see if they will take an...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.49
(equivalent to 3.98 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2370
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1590
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores

Sports

SportsVolleyball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesScience Club/Team, After School Program Coordinator, Research, Tutoring/Mentoring

Experience & Awards

Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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