College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘18
BS, Nursing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Nursing student
From: West Palm Beach
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Florida, BC, UVA, Alabama, UMass, Northeastern, Loyola U Chicago
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest ACT:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cheer/Spirit Squad
Extracurricular Activities: Choir, Dance, Key Club, Student Council / Government, Emergency Medical Service / Fire Dept Volunteer
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
624 Words
I was not one of the many children whose parents were both doctors. You know, the ones using their mini stethoscope to "listen" to their teddy bear's heartbeat? Growing up, I never once considered the idea of working in the medical field. When I was young, the idea of hospitals troubled me as they are overly white, which inspired more fear than fascination. In my adolescence, I dabbled in the idea of becoming an entrepreneur and putting my social skills...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
549 Words
Each year as the month of November rolled around, the colorful leaves covered the ground, and the Thanksgiving themed decorations flooded the grocery store, I succumbed to another year of disappointment. To me, the only importance Thanksgiving brought about was a week off of school. I would be the first to pass on the gluttonous meal, especially considering I hated turkey, cranberries, and sweet potatoes. Unlike the other children at school, I did not even enjoy singing the Thanksgiving song,...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
393 Words
Most everyone is familiar with the everyday phrase that “laughter is the best medicine,” but why is this so? Is it because laughter is often associated with good company, or that laughter can lighten the heaviest of burdens? Laughter has always proven to be contagious, and even the most difficult of trials can be lightened with a good dose of laughter. When a single term can carry such a positive meaning, I can think of no other that can rival...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
451 Words
My innate fear of insects, or any organism with more than six legs for that matter, did not further encourage me to complete the uncanny dare my brother had pushed me to undertake. As I slowly proceeded to ingest a variety of creepy crawlers, crunching aimlessly at their chitin skins, my entire body began to cringe. My newly won money was only obtained because I wanted to gain the whole experience out of my trip across the world to Thailand. ...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
505 Words
I blew out the thirteen brightly colored candles, devoured the cake, and opened all the presents. On my thirteenth birthday I could not even contain my excitement because I would no longer be teased as the baby in the family. Being a teenager not only brought about new horizons for me, but also new responsibilities. Most importantly, my parents had finally granted me permission to drive the go-karts, something I had dreamed of for years. I was tired of sitting...

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
7 Words
Club sports,...

Why I declined other schools
29 Words
Penn has the top nursing program in the country. ...

Post-college plans
22 Words
I plan on working for a few...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
44 Words
I love that Penn is located in the city. There are is always...