College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a freshman at UPenn who is really into science and science research!
From: Larchmont , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Columbia, UPenn, Swarthmore, Wesleyan, Vassar
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Science Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Every morning in the laboratory I tended to my cells, much as a mother cat tends to its litter. I was trying to combine cells from the body's immune system with the body's fat cells, all within a petri dish. As an intern at Rockefeller University, I was working on obesity research, mentored by an expert in the field. I knew this would be an especially rewarding experience for me. As it would happen, my internship at Rockefeller marked my...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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I have a wide array of academic interests: from history and philosophy, to mathematics and science. With its liberal arts orientation and access to the extensive resources of the University, the College of Arts and Sciences would be the ideal environment in which to pursue my interests. I have always had a passion for science and medicine. In my high school's Science Research elective, I focused on research using biotechnology techniques to activate the body's own immune defenses against disease....

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Internships are a great summer activity for both high school and college students! Working...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I have had very different experiences interviewing at different schools. At Yale I did an on campus interview that didn't go to well....