College Admissions Info

songja
songja
University of Pennsylvania ‘19
BA, Biology, Public Health Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Music enthusiast, food lover, and prospective Penn student
From: Wynnewood , Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Penn State, UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Wu, Mandarin, Swedish

Test Scores

2370
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2370
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SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

4.45
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Academic Decathlon, Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Science Club/Team, School Jazz / Orchestra, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Science Club/Team, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

"Mama! What are you doing?" I toddled over to the crouched figure of my mother, eager to find out what had drawn her to the fertile soil of our backyard garden. In her native farmer's dialect, my mother explained, "Here is a vegetable growing out of the ground." She grabbed a seed from a small jar. "When you put this seed into the ground and water it, it'll become a vegetable like this one. Isn't it amazing that life can...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
21 Words
mentioned motivation for entering health care field, why Penn would serve me in my goals, and other opportunities unique to Penn

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
37 Words
the Penn interview is super chill -- it's less of an...





My advice about getting recommenders
19 Words
you should almost always ask teachers...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
32 Words
Penn offers a beautiful, green environment in the middle of...





What I’d change about my application process
49 Words
I would definitely have stressed out less about the whole deal. it's really not worth...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
28 Words
Penn would probably love to hear about its...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Motivated, active,...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
25 Words
I did not consult a private counselor, but...