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ashbar,
UPenn ‘19
B.A., Psychology
Thinker, leader, innovator, carer, UPenn '19!
Features Included
3
Essays
9
Schools
1
Scores
1
Advice
2
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Westlake, Texas
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionEarly Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Villanova University (Villanova, PA)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Psychology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

As a black girl, living overseas for more than eight years introduced me to a challenging and transformative personal journey that enables me to embrace all of the parts of myself. My family moved from the U.S. to Australia when I was four years old. I was young, but not too young to notice the differences: Vegemite and Aussie Rules football instead of peanut butter and American football, driving on the left, and the July winters and January summers. ...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
661 Words
Of the more than 8 years I Iived overseas, the 5 1/2 years in China broadened my United States-centered perspective, and pushed the boundaries of what I thought I could do and who I would be. Those years in Beijing and Shanghai immersed me in a culture, language, and community that I continue to learn about, be keenly interested in, and keep as a central part of who I am. I want to continue growing along that journey at Penn’s College of...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
123 Words
Writing has been a passion of mine since freshman year. I used to write poetry by myself and for myself, until I discovered the Choate Slam Poetry Association. I decided to perform my poetry, along with write for other news publications on campus. Writing is not only a passion of mine, but it is also a stress-reliever. It is something I do on my own time, and I write about a range of topics – from body image to gun laws...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
26 Words
I wish "pre-application me" knew what set me...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.33
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
N/A
 
High School TypeBoarding
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesBlack Student Union, Community Cleanup / Service

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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