richwhi3
richwhi3,
UPenn ‘19
B.A., Social Sciences, , History
I am an incoming freshman at the University of Pennsylvania.
Features Included
3
Essays
15
Schools
4
Scores
5
Advice
3
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Atchison, Kansas
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Social Sciences

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 3 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I define my transition into adulthood by an experience I had during the second semester of my freshman year of high school. My father, a professor at a local college, was given the opportunity to teach in its semester-long study abroad program in Florence, Italy. Having grown up in a small Kansas town, the prospect of walking the streets of Florence with the likes of Leonardo and Dante seemed exciting, but also slightly intimidating. I had no idea what to...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
503 Words
My application to the College of Arts and Sciences relates directly to my academic objectives and aspirations. I would like to earn degrees in history and cinema studies, perhaps to build a career in the museum industry as a curator or archivist; with multiple museums on campus, the university offers a chance for hands-on involvement that I find quite attractive. I am enthralled with the opportunity to take object-based learning courses where many of Penn's valuable resources are incorporated directly...
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Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
399 Words
Several months ago my family skipped town, and I was, on all accounts, left to my own devices. One evening, a lack of ingredients in the kitchen prompted me to visit the local KFC-Taco Bell. When I opened the plastic lid of my "Cantina Power Bowl," I was met with an amalgamation of ingredients somewhat resembling a Jackson Pollock canvas. My entire dining experience was geared towards the practical, from all-plastic accoutrements to the obviously hasty preparation of my food....
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
127 Words
I found that my college interviews were so much less stressful than I previously imagined. In most cases, it was just a low-key conversation with an admissions officer or alum of the school. Usually, the interview began with...
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My advice about getting recommenders
18 Words
Just make sure you pick...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
27 Words
Make sure you do something productive. Be it...
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What I’d change about my application process
40 Words
I did not apply to any schools early-decision during my application process....
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Why I ultimately chose my school
13 Words
I ultimately chose Penn...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.01
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeReligious
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2230
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1530
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsSoccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Community Cleanup / Service
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers

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