College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania ‘20
BS, Economics, Banking and Finance, Finance, Marketing, Financial Services Marketing, Sales and Marketing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Overrepresented minorities, I feel your pain. Just know you don't have to be perfect. Feel free to contact me!
From: Houston , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, UT Austin
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Vietnamese, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2310
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High School Performance

Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cheer/Spirit Squad, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Key Club, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government, Spanish Club, Tutoring/Mentoring, Volunteer Coach
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College Application Essays

I have this job where my employer, Life, pays in experiences. It's no 6-digit salary and probably can't pay future bills (even though I'd really get to test my persuasive skills to the energy company), but sometimes, it can even be heartbreaking. I used to believe that failure didn't come to people like me who had ambition, but like many tough bosses, Life can knock us down just to see how quickly we get back up. I learned this at...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
30 Words
Really showed why I belonged at the Wharton School. Penn didn't ask for a lot of extra writings like other schools did, so be sure you make a good impression.

Additional Essay Details:
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College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
62 Words
I'd definitely take more time to revamp my personal essay. I submitted my application pretty early (late September) and...

What set me apart from other applicants
36 Words
Not your typical Asian. I was a smart varsity cheerleader who...

How to increase chances at my school
45 Words
Be yourself. Ultimately Penn will see if you're the right fit, and that is...

My advice about getting recommenders
165 Words
Ask early! I asked one recommender through email (since she was old AP Language teacher who transferred to a new school) before school even started. Luckily, she was very good about turning things in on time, including references for scholarships, but my other teacher recommendation that I asked in September...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I actually did not have a private admissions counselor, but I did spend a...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
281 Words
University of Pennsylvania: one hour interview with a Wharton grad alum at theatre company near my house. It was really fun and laid-back; at times, I felt like she talked more than I did! We talked a lot about my passion for the career field I'm choosing and about my outlook on life (it was pretty philosophical). The rest of the time was about Penn, so be sure to have questions prepared. I was actually really nervous about this interview, and it showed. Georgetown...

How I chose schools to apply to
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Look at your career focuses first! The reason why I didn't apply to all the top schools in the nation was because so...