College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BA, Biology and Biological Sciences

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

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!
From: Ferndale
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, UMaine, Washington
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1230
Highest SAT: 1710
Highest ACT:
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: 4-H, Student Council / Government, Spanish Club, Community Cleanup / Service, Hospital Volunteer, Lions Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
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College Application Essays

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...

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...

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...

College 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...

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...