College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘19
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hard working, determined, and passionate 18 year old.
From: Mountain Brook , Alabama
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Alabama, Auburn, UGA
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2070
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Dance , Track & Field (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: American Cancer Society, Homecoming committee, Hospital Volunteer, National Honor Society, Political Campaign, Spanish Club, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

During High School, I felt that I was being pulled in so many ways. I danced my entire life, but at the high school I was attending did not take the dance program seriously. After 16 years of dedication to an art, I was not about to let all my training be thrown away. So, I aspired for more: I researched extensively for schools near me with both rigorous academics and a strong dance program. After months of arguments and drawn...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
640 Words
I will be studying engineering and medicine during my university years, and I am a good fit for the University of Pennsylvania. I have visited and researched universities across the nation, and I have learned about many programs that are strong and interesting, but these academic paths have all seemed narrow and limiting. In contrast, I feel the University of Pennsylvania expands the world of engineering and medicine rather than constricting it, and this is what I want. During my...

Supplemental Essay:
644 Words
It was June. The warm, humid, air surrounded my body as I pushed open the white wooden door to the Fraenkel Room. I found students nervously sitting in old green leather seats around a long wooden table gleaming with sunlight. I sat just as our teacher burst through the door with a radiant smile that set everyone a bit more at ease. Introductions began. To my left sat Angela from Germany and to my right sat Arda form Turkey. Ten...

Additional Essay Details:
33 Words
The second essay posted is the Common App essay prompt: "Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?"

College Admissions Advice

Post-college plans
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I plan on...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
89 Words
I interviewed for Penn and Vandy. Both were fairly relaxed especially since they were held at Starbucks. Penn was much more natural as far as conversation goes...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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I would definitely recommend doing a summer program! As weird as that sounds, I...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Ask some one to write recommendations for you who 1) know you very well 2) have a...