College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BS, Neuroscience

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! My name is Erica, and I'm a first year student at UPenn's college of arts and sciences!
From: Montclair , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Georgetown, Dickinson, Lehigh, Rochester, Bowdoin, Richmond, Wesleyan
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2180
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Field Hockey
Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Dance, National Honor Society, Church, Philosophy Club, Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Sophomore year. Danbury, Connecticut. The nauseating fumes of hairspray fill my lungs. Little girls in glittery eye makeup and bedazzled dresses crowd into the rink. It's the first skating competition of the season, and I've just moved up to a new level. To me, my entire routine amounts solely to landing the dreaded Axel --which, by the way, I've never performed with in a competition before this day. The Axel is a rite of passage in competitive figure skating. Since...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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Additional Essay Details:
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Since I've always been deeply passionate about biology and have recently discovered a kindling interest in psychology, the College of Arts and Sciences' Biological Basis of Behavior Program will allow me to integrate my two primary academic interests. To me, the most fascinating part of biology is that so many minuscule processes can come to together to create something as significant and complex as life itself. From the conversion of sugar molecules into usable energy inside each of our billions...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
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First, I did a lot of online research ( is the best!) and talked with my school's college office. Once...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I applied for financial aid and/or merit scholarships at every school I applied to, and I applied to lots of outside scholarships. Start looking for outside scholarships early in senior year ( is also...

Post-college plans
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I am probably going to go to medical school and then become a doctor. I really like studying the brain, so I'm thinking I may become a neurologist. The...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
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I sent a short email to my regional admissions counselor thanking them...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Try to focus on how Penn's resources and characteristics can help you to advance and...