sophieshore15
sophieshore15,
UPenn ‘19
B.S., Biology and Biological Sciences
I'm just your regular rising college freshman interested in helping people find the school of their dreams... and I found mine.
Features Included
3
Essays
8
Schools
9
Scores
4
Advice
5
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Armonk, New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, Swedish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD)
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
  • Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
  • University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH)
  • McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • University of Maryland - College Park (College Park, MD)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Biology and Biological Sciences

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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"And here comes Barbaro! The undefeated Barbaro comes up on the outside and takes the lead as the field turns for home in the Kentucky Derby! Barbaro turns it on, and his stablemate Showing Up is second... they're coming to the finish, and it is all Barbaro, with a sublime performance! He runs away from them all, and he has saved something left for the Preakness! Barbaro wins by seven!" Instantly, Barbaro galloped over the Churchill Downs dirt and into...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
577 Words
I am very interested in the College of Arts and Sciences because I believe Penn’s interdisciplinary approach to education fits perfectly with my goals and aspirations both as a student and future member of society. I believe I will benefit greatly from the wide variety of academic opportunities offered by Penn, both on and off campus. I have strong conviction that Penn's varying academic disciplines, distinguished and versatile faculty, and attention to detail with regards to a learning experience...
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Additional Essay Details
34 Words
I wanted to describe why I wanted to go to Penn in the most detail possible. Penn is very, very important to me, and I wanted to voice that as much as I could.
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
148 Words
I believe what set me apart from other applicants was a unique personal story pertinent to something that I love. Horses have always been something I have been passionate about, and I fell in love with one in particular. When something happened to that...
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How I chose schools to apply to
127 Words
I wanted to find a school that had a program by which I could either complete a pre-veterinary track, or I could work closely with faculty at a veterinary school. While Penn was my first choice in that...
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My advice about getting recommenders
116 Words
When selecting teachers to write letters of recommendation for you, choose either the teachers you have the best relationship with/that know you the best, or the teachers that have seen your best academic and...
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Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
104 Words
When I was accepted to my high school's science research program, I had to get a professional mentor to help me with research. I reached out to someone at Penn who...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.60
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
N/A
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2030
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1430
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSkiing, Tennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesModel Congress / Model UN, Equestrian, Homecoming committee, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Jazz / Orchestra

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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