College Admissions Info

april_ludgate
april_ludgate
University of Pennsylvania ‘19
BA, Communication and Media Studies, Digital and Print Journalism

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Incoming freshman at UPenn interested in studying Communication
From: Berkeley , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2310
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1560
Highest SAT: 2310
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Community Cleanup / Service, Debate Club/Team
How Spent Summers:
Work:

College Application Essays

An East Indian child bride at the age of nine, my great-grandmother grew up in the rural Caribbean. My other great-grandmother ran her family's general store in Covington, Georgia. The two sides of my family could not be more different. Though originally East Indian, my maternal family is from Guyana, a former British colony and Caribbean nation between Venezuela and Suriname. Later, in the 1980s, they migrated to New York, but most of them now live in Jersey City, New...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
657 Words
The Annenberg School for Communication at Penn seems to be the perfect place for me to explore my keen interest in journalism and it's applications through social media. In our changing world, print journalism is growing obsolete while online journalism is growing powerful. The internet not only allows the large-scale and high-speed spread of information, but also provides a useful tool in the collaboration of the masses. On a daily basis, we read stories and hear opinions from people living...









College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
37 Words
In no particular order: - Quality of education - Beautiful...





How I chose schools to apply to
111 Words
I thought about the following characteristics when choosing schools: location, size, diversity, general education requirements, acceptance rates, and available majors. I also researched the general vibe of each school by looking at...





My advice about getting recommenders
60 Words
If you like one of your high school teachers and want them to recommend you, show that you...