wm1997,
UPenn ‘19
B.S., Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Features Included
3
Essays
11
Schools
10
Scores
4
Advice
0
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Vancouver, Canada
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken French, Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
  • University of British Columbia (British Columbia, Canada)
  • University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
672 Words
Place you’re content
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...
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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...
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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...
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General 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...
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What I’d change about my application process
30 Words
Always start writing your essays early! I was one...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
44 Words
After I was waitlisted at Yale, I sent in a letter of continued...
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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...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2350
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1580
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

Experience & Awards

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