Zack Weiss
Zack Weiss,
UPenn ‘19
B.S., Biology, , Pre-Medicine Studies, , Political Science and Government
I am a rising freshman at my dream school, the University of Pennsylvania, and I am just trying to help anyone else get into theirs!
Features Included


Hometown Bridgewater, New Jersey
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Piscataway, NJ)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Her words struck like a sledgehammer to the side of my head. She tried to explain to me that everything would be okay, but I couldn't believe her.The warmth of the early September sun shined through the window onto my face. The birds were singing, the leaves were fading from their lively summer green, and I had just been shattered by the news that my mom was diagnosed with cancer. While she tried to explain to me her prognosis,...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
674 Words
On my bedroom wall hangs a crudely cut out cloud with the words, "In the fourth grade, I hope to learn more science", written in very rough cursive. Although I am eight years older some things have not changed. I still hate making crafts, my cursive remains abysmal, and I am always yearning to learn more science. Biology has always been a true passion of mine. Even at the age of nine I marveled at the fact that trillions of...

General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
221 Words
I think it is just really easy to get overwhelmed with the whole college admissions process. If I were to go back and change one major thing, it would to start the whole process way earlier. Throughout the summer as I entered by senior year, I visited quite a few colleges and universities, probably around 10. It was a good thing that I visited these schools, but...
What set me apart from other applicants
164 Words
I think a major thing that sets me apart from other applicants is my experience. Throughout my life there were important people in my life that were diagnosed and/or killed by cancer, the most important of which was my mother. This constant experience with cancer, starting from a...
List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
134 Words
I only interviewed with one school, and that was the University of Pennsylvania. For this interview, I was paired with an alumni interviewer that lived in my local area, and we met at the local Starbucks. I believe this experience...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
Top 5%
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
SAT Score Details
Converted SAT Score1540
SAT Prep
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores


SportsFootball, Volleyball


ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Charity Drive Organizing, Church, Athletics Organization, French Club, Hospital Volunteer, Key Club, Library Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring
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