College Admissions Info

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ashbar
University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BA, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Thinker, leader, innovator, carer, UPenn '19!
From: Westlake , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Harvard, MIT, UMich, Wesleyan, Stanford, Brown
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

31
ACT
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High School Performance

3.33
GPA
N/A
Rank
High School Type: Boarding
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Black Student Union, Community Cleanup / Service
Work:
Awards Received:

College Application 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. ...









Supplemental Essay for UPenn: “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...









Supplemental Essay for UPenn: 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...



College Admissions Advice

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