College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BA, International Relations and National Security Studies, Philosophy

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a former debater interested in international relations, philosophy, and entrepreneurship.
From: Boston , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: UPenn
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2300
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: High at first but got worse

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Model Congress / Model UN, Computer / Technology Volunteer, German Club
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College Application Essays

654 Words
"Opponents ready? Judges?" The three judges nod slightly - by the seventh debate round of the day, everyone in the room is exhausted. Nevertheless, I begin speaking quickly, and almost immediately forget how tired I am. In debate, the combination of a controlled format that allows for careful strategy and the adrenaline of adapting to new arguments becomes almost addictive. As I realize that I have an intuitive sense of what to do next, yet still have to think quicker...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
652 Words
In his poem "The Second Coming," James Joyce wrote of an apocalyptic scene where "the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." Possessed by the "worst," Joyce explains, "passionate intensity" leads to disaster, but possessed by the good, it brings amazing outcomes. I believe that positive form of passionate intensity best characterizes the University of Pennsylvania. In my first five minutes on Penn's campus, it was clear that Penn is vibrant with intensity, evidenced just...

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