College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi prospective student! My name is Olivia and I am part of University of Pennsylvania's Class of 2019!
From: Scarsdale , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
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High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring/Mentoring, Hospital Volunteer, School Band, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

Every Chinese New Year, my parents give me a red envelope containing money with the condition that I speak Chinese: I must recite, ““Xīnnián kuàilè” and “Xièxiè.” While this may seem like a simple task, my every attempt to speak with the fluidity and grace of my parents often leaves me in a toothy smile wanting to hide. Nevertheless, my parents force me to say “Happy New Year” and “Thanks” in a language that I can...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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My recent experience volunteering at the Oncology Nursing Unit at the White Plains Hospital reaffirmed my desire to become a nurse. One day, I observed two RNs, Melissa and Carrie-Ann, wrapping up a woman in her sixties who had just died of sepsis. I was struck by how personal this process was: Melissa told me that she could not get herself to wrap up or even look at a deceased patient for months since her grandpa passed away. I admire...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
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Approach teachers who you have had close relationships with throughout your high school career. Do NOT go to a teacher simply because he or she teaches a subject that you are planning to major in. Remember that a recommender's job is to write about you as a person (and on a lesser focus, how well you did in the class). If you do not have...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
57 Words
For Penn, specifically, I would say that the best essays will always include mention of Penn's unique...

What I’d change about my application process
35 Words
To be quite honest, my application process was very simple compared...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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After visiting a couple colleges (I did not visit many compared to a majority of my classmates; I visited Brown, Columbia, Barnard, Cornell, Yale, and of course Penn), I ultimately decided on Penn because I loved the atmosphere and its convenient...