College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

From: Vancouver , Canada
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1580
Highest SAT: 2350
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Place you’re content
672 Words
I distinctly remember sitting in my AP Biology class, taught by Mr. Black, a seasoned science teacher who had a penchant for slipping a little bit of humor into his lessons. "Entropy," he said, "is the measure of disorder in a system. In nature, higher entropy - a larger amount of disorder - is preferred. So next time your parents ask you to clean your room, use entropy as an excuse." Throughout the classroom, you could hear a few muffled...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
556 Words
I began playing violin at five years old. Initially, I disliked the instrument's cacophonous sound which resulted from my lack of experience. However, as my skills developed, I started to master the instrument and the delicate balance required to create its signature harmonious melodies. Just as I have experienced through learning music, my daily performance requires a graceful balance - through its academic and extracurricular opportunities, the University of Pennsylvania will fulfill this need exceptionally. Though I originally intended to...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
515 Words
Ten seconds were left on the clock. "Pass!" I screamed. I was perfectly positioned for a wide open three-point shot. With a quick pass, the ball flew into my hands. The clock was running down; it seemed as if time was passing as rapidly as my heart rate was rising. With bent knees, I raised my arms and released the ball to the sound of the buzzer filling the room. I began playing basketball in third grade when my older...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
95 Words
It is important to build up relationships with teachers you intend to request recommendations from early on in high school. Participate actively in their classes and come see them...

What I’d change about my application process
30 Words
Always start writing your essays early! I was one...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
44 Words
After I was waitlisted at Yale, I sent in a letter of continued...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
80 Words
During your summers in high school, try to do activities that are relevant to your desired field of study. For example, since I was...