College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘18
BA, Communication and Media Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

From: Fremont , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: BU, UPenn, UCSD, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
Highest SAT: 2140
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Church, Dance, National Honor Society, Green Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Transition to adulthood
643 Words
“Are you 40?” “Do you have kids?” “Why don’t you have wrinkles?” Though slightly unsettled by the thought that being 17 is comparable to being 40 years old, I cherish these moments each summer when I work as a paid counselor at an enrichment camp called Kids on Campus (KOC), held at Chabot Community College. My experiences at KOC chronicle my journey from camper to counselor, and parallel my growth from childhood into adulthood. Founded in 2005, KOC offers courses in subjects ranging...

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
24 Words
It was on the East Coast, had...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
21 Words
Penn is in the perfect location,...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
39 Words
After being waitlisted at Penn, I sent my regional admissions director a...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
96 Words
Quaker Girls Dance Team and Soundworks Tap Factory -- I love dancing! Penn Wind Ensemble -- I wanted to keep up my flute skills. Penn Music Mentor Program...

What I’d change about my application process
87 Words
If you know that there's a specific school that you can really see yourself at and has everything you're looking for, you should check and see...