juliebean
juliebean,
UPenn ‘19
B.A., Language Studies and Linguistics
I'm a rising junior in the College of Arts and Sciences at Penn studying Music.
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Essays
6
Schools
8
Scores
7
Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster, PA)
  • University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Language Studies and Linguistics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
291 Words
Penn is the best of both worlds because it has a beautiful green campus with plenty of quite places and beautiful old buildings but is in Philadelphia so students get all of the benefits of being at an urban school. It is so easy to use public transit or even walk to amazing museums, restaurants, concerts, and more so students can experience the amazing culture of Philadelphia and take a break from campus life. That being said there is so much to do on campus that you...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
486 Words
I am a music major, so naturally I am involved in musical extracurriculars. I'm a member of one of the choirs through the music department, which a joined because choir is my passion but I later found out that I can count it towards my major. It only meets once a week so it is easy to accommodate in my busy schedule and we perform works from important composers like Mozart and Haydn so it is an important educational opportunity as well. I am also taking voice lessons through the College House Music Program, which gives a subsidized price for...
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More Essays

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Personal Statement
655 Words
Place you’re content, Work experience
In the over-scheduled haze of adolescence, many teens long to go back to the simpler days of kindergarten, but few actually get to live out this fantasy. However, I am lucky enough that once a week I get to spend my morning in kindergarten and I even get paid to do it. To clarify, I do not just sneak into my synagogue every Sunday morning to relive my childhood; rather, I am a teacher’s aid. As part of my...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
652 Words
(University of Pennsylvania Writing Supplement) I cannot find one sole reason why I decided that I want to become a speech therapist. At first I believed that it came from my love of working with children. Then I thought that maybe it had more to do with my interest in languages and language acquisition. My decision was further reinforced by the Teen Assistance Program through Jewish Learning Venture, a program in the Philadelphia area to teach teenagers how to assist...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
579 Words
(University of Delaware Honors Program Supplement Prompt: Wallace Bacon, an eminent literary scholar, wrote that the liberal arts, or humanities, "are concerned with the question of what makes life worth living." In light of this, tell us about a meaningful work of literature (poetry or prose), piece of music, or work of art, and describe how it illustrates Wallace's point. What is its significance to you personally and/or academically?) No book captures the struggle to answer the question of...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
637 Words
(Dickinson College Writing Supplement) I cannot find one sole reason why I decided that I want to become a speech therapist. At first I believed that it came from my love of working with children. Then I thought that maybe it had more to do with my interest in languages and language acquisition. My decision was further reinforced by the Teen Assistance Program through Jewish Learning Venture, a program in the Philadelphia area to teach teenagers how to assist children...
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
354 Words
Two things ensured my acceptance to my top choice school and they were my legacy status and my interview. Not all schools put a lot of weight on being a legacy (having family members who also attended the college you're applying to), but the University of Pennsylvania does. I am actually the third generation of my family to attend Penn: both my mother and her mother attended as well. My grandmother even got three degrees there: her bachelors, masters, and doctorate. That's not to mention my mom's siblings and cousins and other relatives who also attended Penn. Since this is...
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My advice about getting recommenders
282 Words
To get the best possible letters of recommendation, ask teachers or other adults who have known you for an extended period of time. If you have had a teacher for multiple classes or multiple years, ask them because they have had the opportunity to see you grow as a person. If you can, find recommenders who have seen you in different environments so they can give the colleges you apply to a good idea of not only your academic ability, but also your personality. For...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
263 Words
I did a ton of research on programs and opportunities for each school for which I had to write this type of essay. The more you know about the school, the better an essay you can write about why you actually want to go there. It doesn't just have to be about academics either; if you find that one school has a very green campus for example and that is important, write about that (or whatever makes the college...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
121 Words
Since I was so busy throughout my senior year, I just assumed that I didn't really have time to look through scholarships. I applied to a few, but I found the process of weeding through scholarships...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
558 Words
One thing that I learned after I was accepted at Penn was that the advising program is really incredible. Since it's such a big and illustrious school, I assumed that there would be a less individualized experience and I would be left to fend for my self. I couldn't be more wrong. At least in the College of Arts and Sciences, you get not one, but two advisors, plus a contact in the advising office. One advisor is a member of the faculty or the advising staff and they are your pre-major advisor. You get them the summer before your...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.2
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2280
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1550
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Choir, French Club, Philosophy Club, Best Buddies, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society, School Theater/Plays

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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