College Admissions Info

Anna19
Anna19
University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BS, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience and Neurobiology, Chemistry

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: London , United Kingdom
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2030
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1430
Highest SAT: 2030
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High School Performance

High School Type: Boarding
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Dance
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Culinary, Hospital Volunteer, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, School Band, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

638 Words
When I was little my grandma would bake birthday cakes for my brother and me. We would spend hours looking through cookbooks for inspiration. Whether it be fairies or ponies, Grandma always found a way to make something truly amazing, using the next six months to carefully plan and construct tiny figures out of royal icing and fondant. Seeing the cake was always the favorite part of my birthday because no matter how I imagined it, the end result was...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
655 Words
I clearly remember visiting Penn. As we were guided down Locust Walk on a hazy autumn afternoon I was filled with an immense sense of community. How, I wondered, could that be possible in an area so tightly bounded by the bustling city of Philadelphia? The enthusiasm of our tour guide was equally notable. Her passion for learning was remarkable, and I assumed rare, until I noticed that this trait resonated in every Penn student we encountered. What really stuck...









College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
23 Words
I just picked the teachers that I...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
32 Words
Yes I did as the advice at my own school...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
13 Words
Volunteering, work experience, travelling,...





How I chose schools to apply to
31 Words
I had an area that I wanted to stick...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
41 Words
I like the fact that its in a city so there is...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
71 Words
Do a lot of research and really get to know the school before starting this essay. Talk about things that genuinely...