College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BA, Art History

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Art History and Fine Arts.
From: Glassboro , New Jersey
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No, Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: GWU, NYU, Alabama, UDel
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1410
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cheer/Spirit Squad, Tennis, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: French Club, Homecoming committee, National Honor Society, School Theater/Plays, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement : Place you’re content
643 Words
Absolutely nothing could describe my feelings of delight as I read the headline, “Rowan University to Build New Bookstore” when I was fourteen. One of the perks of living in a college town is the constant change in environment; new buildings, stores, dorms, and the occasional parking garage can pop up at any moment and to me, nothing was a better choice to add to our town than a Barnes and Noble. A place where I felt perfectly content would...

Supplemental Essay for UPenn: “Why us” school essay
653 Words
Academically, the fact that the University of Pennsylvania has not let the liberal arts/humanities become a degree of the past strongly resonates with me. Especially in our career-driven society, UPenn has not let this idea subtract focus from liberal arts based degrees and non-technical programs. For me, this is particularly significant through the continuation of Penn’s History of Art department. The History of Art department has several elements that make it especially appealing to what I wish to...

Supplemental Essay for NYU: Unique question posed by school
289 Words
Studying at NYU offers me the opportunity to become an individual who is global, inspired, smart, connected, and bold. I aspire to be a woman who has all of these qualities and uses them to her full advantage. NYU’s urban and global aspects connect me to a network that will aid in my studies and eventual career in art history and French language. With a campus in the heart of Manhattan and an extensive study abroad program, I will...

Supplemental Essay for GWU: “Why us” school essay
228 Words
What I find most appealing about The George Washington University is how it will provide the perfect academics and location for what I wish to pursue in college. Choosing to study Art History and French is risky business (or so I have been told by many, many, people) but I know I can make it work with the knowledge and experiences gained from a GW education. At GW I will have a wide range of classes to choose from in...

Supplemental Essay for UDel: Scholarship application
451 Words
University of Delaware Honors Program Application Essay: I would be nothing without art. I have never been a master of the English language or great with tools or electronics. Words do flow easily and I have contemplated these sentences that I have written for hours on end already. This is why I have always turned to art. Art is a way of expressing myself that does not require anything but my hands, a pencil, and a piece of paper and...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
37 Words
Volunteer!!!! Especially in areas that are outside of your regular community...

How I chose schools to apply to
186 Words
I chose a lot of schools to apply to and as long as you can afford it, I would recommend applying to as many schools as possible. When decision time rolls around you will be thankful for the options. Definitely apply to safety and reach schools because you never know what will happen. I never expected...

What I’d change about my application process
107 Words
I would have gotten my applications done so much earlier! This was probably one of the most repeated pieces of advice I received from my older friends who went through the admissions...

My advice about getting recommenders
114 Words
Always ask the people that know you best and have know you for the longest. If you are asking teachers, make sure the teacher has had you in recent years so they can see...

Post-college plans
55 Words
As of right now, I plan to attend graduate school immediately after graduation. For the area I...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
148 Words
For summers between years at college, I would recommend trying to get as much job experience as possible. Especially if you end up going to a school without a co-op type program that integrates internships into the school year, it is very beneficial to...

Why I ultimately chose my school (UPenn)
75 Words
Although I wanted to be farther away from my hometown, Penn was the right fit for me. It has one of the best...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience (Georgetown, UPenn, Columbia)
266 Words
I interviewed with three schools - Georgetown, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania. All of the interviews were with alumni of each school, which is a pretty common part of the application process for most top tier schools. For my Columbia and Georgetown interviews I met with the alumni in person, at places near me, but my Penn interview was over Skype because the alumna lived in a different state than me. All of the interviews were relatively casual and...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them (UPenn)
156 Words
As of the end of my freshman year, I am involved in two extracurricular groups at Penn. I chose to only participate in a few activities in my first year in order to focus on my studies and make sure I was not too overwhelmed while I...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them (UPenn)
432 Words
As a current student at Penn, I'm involved in a few extra-curricular activities. Most students on Penn's campus are very involved in extra-curricular activities and we have plenty of student groups and clubs to choose to join. I am personally a member of the Penn Cheerleading team, a tour guide with the Kite and Key Society, and a member of the bipartisan student political group called No Labels. I also have a work study job where I work in the office of my College House so I am also involved in student and campus life in that aspect. I definitely...

What I like about my school’s location and culture (UPenn)
168 Words
Something that really drew me to choose Penn and something that I still love about going here is the location of campus. A lot of people at Penn will talk about the "Penn Bubble" which is basically the "bubble" that forms around our campus since the campus is very densely...