penn1492
penn1492,
UPenn ‘19
B.A., Biology and Biological Sciences
From a town where cows outnumber people, to one of the most presitgious Ivy League Universities, this is my story. I hope it helps guide future Quakers to success in the application process!
Features Included
3
Essays
3
Schools
5
Scores
2
Advice
6
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Ferndale
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Maine (Orono, ME)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Biology and Biological Sciences

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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High school has undoubtedly been the most educational four years of my life, not only in the realm of academia, also the world around me, as well as who I am as a person. My high school years have been where I have discovered what I am truly passionate about. My course load is reflective of my personality- ambitious, driven, and strategic. I have taken all of the Advanced Placement classes Ferndale High offer, and have excelled in all of...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
614 Words
I am one of the fortunate individuals who has known exactly what my purpose on this earth is since I was a toddler. I distinctly remember my first grade teacher asking my class what each of us wanted to be when we grew up, and listening to my classmates reply with the generic answers of five year olds – “firefighter,” “police man,” and, of course, “princess.” I, however, replied with “doctor,” and have been driven to attain such a goal ever...
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Additional Essay Details
110 Words
Penn admission officers look for students that believe he/she will change the world, and have the congnative ability to portray their respective vision to others. Especially in ED Applications, officers look for someone who is dedicated to Penn, and has done their research on the university. I would suggest including tidbits of information about Penn relevant to your essay. For example, I concluded with a parallel to the university's founder, Mr. Benjamin Franklin, and how I invision the class...
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
83 Words
Penn does alumni interviews with some students. Not all applicants will be asked to interview, and it is okay! Not having an interview will not...
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My advice about getting recommenders
59 Words
Ask someone who really knows you to write recommendations. I had my sixth grade teacher/4-H leader write...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.10
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
1710
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1230
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis, Basketball

Extracurriculars

Activities4-H, Student Council / Government, Spanish Club, Community Cleanup / Service, Hospital Volunteer, Lions Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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