College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BS, Biology and Biological Sciences

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm just your regular rising college freshman interested in helping people find the school of their dreams... and I found mine.
From: Armonk , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, UKentucky, Texas A&M, UNH
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, Swedish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1430
Highest SAT: 2030
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Skiing, Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Equestrian, Homecoming committee, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Jazz / Orchestra
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College Application Essays

"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...

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...

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.

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
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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...

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...

My advice about getting recommenders
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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...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
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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...