College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘18
BA, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a English major with a nfor studying various foreign languages and cultures
From: Moorpark , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: Hofstra, Tampa, UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1440
Highest SAT: 2050
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Library Volunteer, Church
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College Application Essays

The world is a big place filled with sound and actions, constant distractions rivaling to claim a person’s attention. With this giant barrage of diversions hammering daily on my senses, I find it more than therapeutic to retreat to a quieter place to recharge where I can take a breath for a moment to process the chaos around me. It is in this sort of place that I find myself most at peace. In my freshman year of high...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
541 Words
For the past year I have devoted myself to plotting my course for the future knowing the largest and most immediate decision I would be making was my choice of college. I poured over my list of recommend colleges, interested colleges, random colleges I had never heard of in my life just to see if any offered the necessary guidance to aid me on my path. Being an avid reader and a lover of stories, I already know I want...

Additional Essay Details:
505 Words
One of the essay prompts available for the Common App for my year was to describe a place I felt comfortable. No matter what the prompt may be, for every college entrance essay there is only one topic you should be talking about. Yourself. They may ask about your favorite pet bunny, or awesome super powers you may want to have, but their focus is not on the answers but rather what the answers reveal about you. I tried to...

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
56 Words
One of the most important things you should do upon entering college is find a non-academic extracurricular...

My favorite course thus far, and why
69 Words
Before the semester began, I assumed that the best courses were those with the most interesting descriptions. This assumption proved quite...

What I’d change about my application process
67 Words
I took a very laid back approach to all of my applications in an attempt to keep stress levels at...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
137 Words
My high school had an amazing college admissions office filled with counselors who knew the ins and outs of the entire process. Always pay attention to the advice given by professionals, but at the same time relax and choose the path...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
176 Words
Nothing in the world was more nerve racking than my interview with an alum from my top choice college. I arrived over 30 minutes early to a local Starbucks and was too jittery to do any more than bounce my knee and grasp desperately onto my cup of rapidly cooling tea. I had thoroughly...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
127 Words
The "Why us" question can be a bit difficult to tackle, but there is a simple way to approach it. What I did was browse through the course offerings and found something to get exited about. I am...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
140 Words
Summer is the little bit of downtime that comes before a storm of busy insanity, so do then what you will not have time to do later. Get some money: college is more expensive than just tuition, and there will be a...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
63 Words
University of Pennsylvania is located right inside Philadelphia, so campus life revolves around the city. I love the ease...

Why I ultimately chose my school
132 Words
In the end out of the three schools I applied for University of Pennsylvania won because it seemed to have everything I was looking for. After living in the suburbs for my entire life, I want to try surviving in...