College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Sporty, nerdy, and passionate. The most important thing is that I believed in myself.
From: Thurmont , Maryland
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: UMD, Fordham, GWU, American, Binghamton, UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1380
Highest SAT: 1960
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer (Recruited), Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Homecoming committee, Prom Committee, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Spanish Club, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Challenged a belief
594 Words
As an eager freshman, I enrolled in the most challenging AP class offered to upcoming sophomores, which happened to be AP World History. My ignorance of world history was immense; thus, the class was ultimately eye-opening. Soon after class began, I realized I needed to comprehend each world religion in order to be successful in the class. As I arduously worked, I was astonished at how little I knew about my own religion. Being the child of divorced parents with...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
602 Words
The Wharton School towers above all other schools with its programs, professors, and opportunities. The infinite number of unique concentrations and multicultural experiences result in a versatile, yet personal, education. I am drawn to Wharton because it resonates with my background interests. Here, I will be academically at home because of all it offers in terms of my goals in education and as a business woman. During my high school career, I discovered a passion for leadership and business-related activities...

Additional Essay Details:
251 Words
For each supplemental essay I wrote, I took the time to fully convince myself that I would love to go to the school about which I was writing. This is an incredibly difficult task when writing about your safety schools (in comparison to your number-one pick), but it the best piece of advice I have to offer. For my Penn essay, my biggest issue was voicing my longing passion to become a "Whartonite" while maintaining an educated disposition. The first...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
38 Words
Find an alumnus or alumna of Penn that shares the similar...

How to increase chances at my school
75 Words
Network, network, network. As goes with most prestigious schools, it's who you know. Do not misinterpret me-- you must have a potent, well-rounded...