Penn Quaker
Penn Quaker,
UPenn ‘18
B.A., Biology
Features Included
3
Essays
11
Schools
15
Scores
0
Advice
4
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown , California
GenderMale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Cantonese, Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
497 Words
Summer experience
One of my biggest blessings academically was the opportunity to perform stem cell research alongside postdoctoral scholars in Stanford’s School of Medicine last summer. Stem cell research carries the greatest potential for combating many of mankind’s greatest threats, from cancers to heart attacks. After my mother was diagnosed with late-stage metastatic lung cancer, I knew that I had to immediately begin building the infrastructure I needed in biomedical sciences if I had any hopes of benefiting her welfare...
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Supplemental Essay Time off from school
150 Words
I was worried when I performed my first floor demonstration about rovers as a new volunteer at the Chabot Space and Science Center during “Curiosity Rover Celebration.” Scanning the floor for the hundredth time, my eyes caught a boy, who was about seven years old, holding a bionic bunny and peering from behind the sundial. Nervously, I began the script that I had been trained to deliver. However, in mid-sentence about Curiosity, the boy, who had surreptitiously approached, quietly asked...
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Additional Essay Details
21 Words
Its a simple but interesting anecdote that gives colleges a glimpse of what life looks like for you outside of academics.
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General Admissions Advice

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.27
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2350
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1580
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country, Basketball,

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesYearbook, American Red Cross, Help Save Our Environment
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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