College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BA, Undecided

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am Amanda.
From: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Case, Fordham, BC, UNC, Penn State
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2370
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Community Cleanup / Service, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
645 Words
“I live in the Far Northeast of Philadelphia, right near the borders of Huntingdon Valley and Abington.” I became very used to this description of the location of my home soon after I began high school. In grade school, I had been able to say simply that I lived in Philadelphia, because there were only two groups of people: those who lived in Huntingdon Valley and those who lived in Philadelphia. When I said I lived in Philadelphia, everyone knew...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
662 Words
Last April, I took a quiz on Which Ivy League School Should You Attend? I got Penn. I did not trust the quiz, so I took it again, changing a few answers. Still I got Penn. This past summer, I took Math 104 at Penn. Every Monday through Thursday I took a forty minute train ride to University City Station, walked to DRL, and sat for two hours straight learning math. When the course ended in August, I left...

College Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
34 Words
Be very specific about your "Why Penn" essay. Penn places...

What I’d change about my application process
37 Words
I wish I wouldn't have stressed so much about standardized testing. ...

What set me apart from other applicants
44 Words
I definitely demonstrated a strong interest in a few different areas, most notably...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
46 Words
I regret not applying for more outside scholarships. Although my family is receiving a...