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UPenn445101,
UPenn ‘22
B.S., Biology
Penn undergraduate interested in health science!
Features Included
5
Essays
8
Schools
3
Scores
10
Advice
4
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Cresskill, New Jersey
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
Will DeLorean-esque time machines ever roam the universe, traversing time and space at 88 miles-per-hour? Will wrinkled, blanket-clad aliens actually fit snugly into bicycle baskets? Will my mother’s Honda Pilot ever join an army of vehicles that metamorphose into giant, destructive robots? Such questions blossomed in my brain almost immediately when I recently learned that the atomic bomb, space travel, and the moon landing—among other scientific advancements—had all been prefigured in science fiction novels, some even centuries old....
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
668 Words
How will you explore your intellectual and academic interests at the University of Pennsylvania? Please answer this question given the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying. (400-650 words)
The origins behind the every action of living things fascinate me. How, for instance, do the circadian clocks of certain primates and rodents suddenly halt when they enter hibernation, and then restart weeks or months later precisely when the animals awaken? Why do humans, despite having two fully functional arms, develop a dominant hand as they enter childhood? And by what means do ants use pheromones as their primary medium of social communication within their colonies? I hope to eventually...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
256 Words
What about being a student at Boston University most excites you?
The origins behind the every action of living things fascinate me. How, for instance, do the circadian clocks of certain primates and rodents suddenly halt when they enter hibernation, and then restart weeks later precisely when the animals awaken? Why do humans, despite having two fully functional arms, develop a dominant hand as they enter childhood? And by what means do ants use pheromones as their primary medium of social communication within their colonies? I hope to eventually witness such...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
483 Words
How does the University of Chicago, as you know it now, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future? Please address with some specificity your own wishes and how they relate to UChicago.
About a month and a half ago, when visiting the University of Chicago for the first time, I gawked at its imposing gothic architecture and the many gargoyles adorning the tops of its buildings. I left my tour that morning completely in awe; I could not keep my mind off of what I had seen that day. Perhaps, the moment that I can most specifically pinpoint as being the beginning of my fascination with UChicago was my abrupt yet memorable...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
311 Words
Other parts of your application give us a sense for how you might contribute to Northwestern. But we also want to consider how Northwestern will contribute to your interests and goals. In 300 words or less, help us understand what aspects of Northwestern appeal most to you, and how you'll make use of specific resources and opportunities here.
The reasons behind why living things do the things they do fascinate me. How, for instance, do the circadian clocks of certain primates and rodents suddenly halt when they enter hibernation, and then restart precisely when the animals awaken? Why do humans, despite having two functional arms, develop a dominant hand as they enter childhood? By what means do ants use pheromones as their primary medium of social communication within their colonies? I hope to eventually witness such questions meeting...
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School Specific Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Driven, strategic,...
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How important school spirit is around athletics at my school
24 Words
To be honest, Penn is not the...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
11 Words
Community service organizations,...
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How I would rate the alumni network at my school
33 Words
The Penn alumni network is incredibly influential. Because our student...
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Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
41 Words
I sent a letter of continued interest to my admissions officer after...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Misconceptions I had about college before attending
46 Words
The competition doesn't end once you get to an elite college. Instead, it is...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
33 Words
Find programs that cater to your interests! Many of these...
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How to deal with the stress of applying to college
49 Words
Do not apply to schools simply just for the heck of it, especially if the...
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My advice about getting recommenders
60 Words
Most teachers will agree to write you a recommendation, so this is not the issue. Ask teachers that...
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What I’d change about my application process
71 Words
I would apply to less schools, and only apply to schools that are 100 miles or less away from my hometown. Being...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.45
(equivalent to 3.95 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsVolleyball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Research, Model Congress / Model UN
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Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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