ilaydaonur
ilaydaonur,
UPenn ‘19
B.S., Chemical Engineering
Ilayda Onur
Features Included
5
Essays
8
Schools
8
Scores
6
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Istanbul
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken French, Spanish, Turkish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Chemical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
218 Words
Story central to identity
I came into this world like a celebrity. Literally, there were cameras in the surgery room. Do not get me wrong. This was not because my mother was a famous actress or a VIP. Instead, she was portrayed as a breath of fresh air in midst of a depressing day in history. The day I was born was the day French President Francois Mitterrand died. Just as clips about his critical role in democracies around the world were circulating non-stop...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
16 Words
Why I want to study chemical engineering and how I am a good fit for Penn
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
298 Words
Sometimes when you see a word, you immediately know that it describes you. This is how I felt when I saw the title "Collaboration and Balance" on the McCormick School of Engineering’s website. One of the fundamental advantages Northwestern University offers its students is the pervasive network the institution has weaved both among alumni and among international corporations. I believe this will have a significant impact in helping me realize my dreams. For instance, as a zealous environmentalist, I...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
244 Words
Filling my basket with cherries, I climbed down the tree and walked towards my grandmother’s sister, Hikmet. She was sitting in a corner, watching us savor the mouthwatering fruit with a wide grin on her face. She was the one to start our little ‘private’ festival and has always been a generous host. Coming from a wealthy family in Salonika, Hikmet grew up in vineyards overlooking the Aegean Sea. During the compulsory population exchange between Turkey and Greece, her...
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Additional Essay Details
1269 Words
Full Personal Statement: I came into this world like a celebrity. Literally, there were cameras in the surgery room. Do not get me wrong. This was not because my mother was a famous actress or a VIP. Instead, she was portrayed as a breath of fresh air in midst of a depressing day in history. The day I was born was the day French President Francois Mitterrand died. Just as clips about his critical role in democracies around the world...
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General Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
20 Words
Look for summer internships. Search for...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
81 Words
I used a private counselor and the school counselor. Private counselor was very beneficial because she edited my essays, encouraged me to write new...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
160 Words
I went to USC for my merit scholarship interview and stayed in the campus for a night. I met lots of great people and loved the campus. I had an idea about the college life. During the interview they asked me why I applied to USC, and I...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
103 Words
Do internships. They not only make your profile stronger but actually help you to discover your interests. For example, I once thought I would do something related to finance. However, after...
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Why I declined other schools
27 Words
I visited all the campuses and felt that...
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What set me apart from other applicants
5 Words
What were...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.50
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2110
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1470
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesTutoring/Mentoring, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Clean Ocean Beach Sweeps / River Cleanup, Rotary Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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