petrichor
petrichor,
UPenn ‘20
B.A., English
Penn '20
Features Included
2
Essays
1
Schools
9
Scores
6
Advice
9
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown West Linn, Oregon
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
"Aiyah- what did you do to my turtle?!" "Uh, I can explain-" "Chelsea! The turtle's not the right shade of green anymore !" Mark screamed and threw his paintbrush at my face. There are few things in the world I take pleasure in: tearing perforated paper, weeding books from my room, and painting colorful walls. From a young age, I was fascinated with walls. They intrigued me- how a single barrier could break friendships, kindle loves, even harm those who worshipped...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
636 Words
How will you explore your intellectual and academic interests at the University of Pennsylvania? Please answer this question given the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying. (400-650 words)
I like to think that it was bromance at first click. My freshman year was the first time I stumbled upon the University of Pennsylvania while researching celebrities' alma maters. Intrigued, I discovered the official website and was struck with inspiration. Eagerly, I messaged the University of Pennsylvania --nicknamed Penn-- on Facebook and received a reply. He seemed like a nice dude, with a killer smile to boot. Soon, I learned of Penn's quirks and admired not only his academic...
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School Specific Advice

Research, job or internship opportunities available to students at my school
95 Words
Penn has a myriad of research, job, and internship opportunities that students can participate in. In terms of research, I participated in PURM (Penn Undergraduate Research Mentorship) through CURF ...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
94 Words
My favorite course that I've taken at Penn? Well, I've had great experiences through my English classes, the most interesting being Modernist American Poetry with Charles Bernstein and...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

How I made up for low grades in high school
52 Words
I had a stumble in grades during my sophomore year, but I compensated for this...
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My advice about getting recommenders
92 Words
I'd suggest looking for teachers or mentors who know you very well and can write very strong letters of recommendation for you. At my school, they had a...
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What I’d change about my application process
53 Words
I actually think I would not rush into early decision and really take some time to...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
96 Words
In terms of essays, I actually enjoyed this part the most. I'd suggest approaching the essay with a mindset of setting yourself out from the crowd. I thought about...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.40
(equivalent to 3.93 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2320
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1570
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesOther Club/Activity, Music: Instrumental, Foreign Exchange, Other Club/Activity, Research, Cultural, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Chinese Club, Athletics Organization
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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