Brian Park
Brian Park,
UPenn ‘18
B.A., Cognitive Science
University of Pennsylvania (C'2018), Tau Epsilon Phi Rho Chapter Philanthropy Chair, Off the Beat (a cappella) Business Manager, Singer-Songwriter, Athlete
Features Included
3
Essays
12
Schools
7
Scores
5
Advice
4
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown New York, New York
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, Korean

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
  • Stony Brook University - SUNY (Stony Brook, NY)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Cognitive Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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The first place I could ever call home was the quiet, dainty city of White Plains. There, I was able to settle in, develop deep-rooted friendships, and build a legacy. As I matured into adolescence and advanced to WPHS, I was living in a community of friends, family, and colleagues who accepted me, and in a way, I was as happy as could be. However, at the same time, I wasn’t truly content. There was a constant voice in...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
410 Words
In the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences, I can be completely absorbed in both of my passions, yet develop them with holistic perspectives thanks to its liberal arts curriculum. There, my love of music and neuroscience can be taken to the next level. By studying under the well-established, interdisciplinary Basis of Biological Behavior major, I can expand on my knowledge of neural mechanics and be immersed in an entirely new world of cognition and psychology. Having shadowed...
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Additional Essay Details
155 Words
I did not have the creative ability to go about my common application essay in an abstract way. For example, one of my friends wrote about raking his lawn and made it an analogy of his high school struggles. If you have creative ability and have an interesting idea, definitely go for it. However, my essays will not help you in this regard. However, where my essay excels is that it is written truthfully and from the bottom of my...
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
107 Words
I think that the reason I got into Penn wasn't because of my outstanding academic achievement but my well-roundedness and my extra-curricular activities. I made to sure to have an activity that...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
79 Words
In college, extra-curricular activities are a totally different story. People search for something they genuinely love rather than something to pad their application. If...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
12 Words
Balanced, passionate, hard-working, motivated,...
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How to increase chances at my school
121 Words
Simply, you either have to be VERY well-rounded or be one of the best in a specific field. I'm the type that is very well-rounded having medical research, music, sports, leadership, and community service under my...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
207 Words
Try new things when you get to college. I had never formally sang before I got to college. Sure I performed a little around NY, but I never received any training nor did any types of choir ensemble. So, I when I found out that a cappella was a big thing here at Penn, I decided to try out on a whim. ...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2260
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1540
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details2 classes and scores

Sports

SportsTennis, Hockey

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesHospital Volunteer, Student Council / Government, School Jazz / Orchestra, Community or summer theater/plays
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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