College Admissions Info

mmauger
mmauger
University of Pennsylvania ‘19
BA, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am an incoming freshman to the University of Pennsylvania. I'm from a small rural town and am really looking forward to living in a big city.
From: Pequea , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Villanova, Penn State, Fordham, Wheaton
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2290
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2290
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
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High School Type: Boarding
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball, Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Math Team, Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, Prom Committee, Spanish Club, Community Cleanup / Service, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Failure experience
592 Words
Perched on the bench outside, I looked at the green doorway in front of me. As I waited for students to exit the room, I played with the pink pencil in my hair. Circles and squares hung from the ceiling panels, and posters greeted me as I entered the classroom. I settled into a chair in the back row, already uninterested and convinced this year would be like any other. I spent math classes daydreaming and doodling. Cherry-topped ice cream...









Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
511 Words
What if I were to say there is one thing I dislike more than anything and it is a five-letter word? It seems silly, but I hate being described as “smart.” When I was younger, I had many interests: cheerleading, art, playing the flute. Of course, I was also in school. In elementary school, many children excel in class. I was one of these children, but because many of my peers were above average as well, it was normal; I...







Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
1419 Words
In the United States and across the world, rape and sexual assault are becoming common. Each year anywhere from 300,000 to 1,300,000 instances of rape or sexual assault take place, but only about three percent of rapists are imprisoned for their crimes (Chemaly). In the United States, every two minutes a person is raped or sexually assaulted (“Statistics”). It is estimated that one in five women will be raped in her life (Chemaly). These numbers are only estimates, and the last is...



















Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
428 Words
My passion for biology began to develop during my junior year. Last year, my honors biology class did a year long research project. Each member of the class proposed a potential research topic. We were required to explore the subject and write a formal proposal as though we were applying to a research institution for funding. I loved writing the paper; I investigated the possibility of using a sunscreen-like substance to protect crops and other plant life from molecular damage...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
91 Words
List the titles of the required readings from courses during the school year or summer that you enjoyed most in the past year. (150 words or less) Pink Ribbon Blues, by Gayle A. Sulik "In Plato's Cave," by Susan Sontag In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe Life of Pi, by Yann Martel Chronicle of a Death Foretold, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez "Master Harold"...and the Boys, by Athol Fugard



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
109 Words
List the titles of the books you read for pleasure that you enjoyed most in the past year. (150 words or less) Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson E=mc^2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation, by David Bodanis Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity, by Steven Strogatz Hollow City, by Ransom Riggs Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn The Dust of 100 Dogs, by A. S. King ...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
64 Words
List the titles of the films, concerts, shows, exhibits, lectures and other entertainments you enjoyed most in the past year. (150 words or less) The 100 (television show) Orange is the New Black (television show) Orphan Black (television show) Silver Linings Playbook (movie) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1 (movie) Maleficent (movie) Divergent (movie)

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
237 Words
My favorite subject has always been science although it is not necessarily my best subject. I have never taken a science class I disliked, but my passion for biology began to develop during my junior year. Last school year, my honors biology class did a year long research project. Each member of the class proposed a potential research topic. We were required to explore the subject and write a formal proposal as though we were applying to a research institution...





College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
108 Words
I would have spent more time on my essays and chosen unique but traditional topics/viewpoints. Some of my essays were on controversial topics, like rape culture, and these topics may not...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
59 Words
I interviewed with about half of the schools to which I applied. All of them were fairly informal...





What set me apart from other applicants
74 Words
To be totally honest, I am the typical person applying to top-tier colleges now. There is not much that sets me apart,...





Why I ultimately chose my school
177 Words
There are many reasons why I chose to attend the University of Pennsylvania. The first is the size of the school. It is large enough to offer many different research opportunities and a wide variety of resources, but it is also small enough that I have an intimate experience. At UPenn,...





How I chose schools to apply to
168 Words
I chose a wide range of schools for my applications. I applied to twelve schools. Four of them were safety schools, and the rest were mid-range to reach schools. The safety schools were ones that I liked and were basically a security blanket. I wanted to know I would go...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
59 Words
UPenn is an urban campus without being an urban campus. It offers all the benefits of the an...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
150 Words
I applied for scholarships, but I also took out loans. Honestly, if you are going to attend a school that offers need-based aid, it can be useless to apply for scholarships. I qualify for need-based aid, but I did not receive enough scholarships to...





Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
135 Words
This is a strange issue. I did send in additional materials after I was deferred from the early action pool at Yale. I sent additional materials to my colleges between when I applied and when admissions decisions were made, and I...