bsilva
bsilva,
UPenn ‘19
B.S., Health Service Preparatory Studies
Features Included
2
Essays
14
Schools
8
Scores
5
Advice
1
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Gilbert, Arizona
GenderMale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Health Service Preparatory Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I’ve been practicing martial arts for over half of my life. Because of that, I still have trouble wrapping my head around the fact that most people retreat to a happy place where no one is yelling at the top of their lungs, the smell of sweat doesn’t hang in the air, and there’s not even the slightest chance of getting punched in the face. But that’s probably just because I grew up with it. My...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
668 Words
Over the past few months, I have been told time and time again that my college experience will be shaped just as much by how I pursue my interests outside the classroom as by what I do in the traditional learning environment. As soon as I learned that my success in college would depend on taking advantage of educational opportunities beyond my required coursework, I began looking for universities that would provide not only a stellar education, but valuable outside...
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
149 Words
I received interviews from Brown, Harvard and UPenn, and while all the interviewers were extremely helpful and kind, the best advice was given to me by the Harvard alumni. She explained that as a local resident, her primary interest was not to vet and exclude...
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My advice about getting recommenders
204 Words
Small secret that not a lot of other students at my school have seemed to figure out: teachers legitimately enjoy talking to kids outside of class. I've talked to teachers about their plans to go back and get terminal degrees in their field, about wacky business ideas they've had, about anything and everything we feel like. And that doesn't mean having...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
46 Words
My ultimate goal is to become a pediatrician, so a school with a strong...
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Why I declined other schools
148 Words
This is going to stand in almost complete contradiction with my last point but hear me out...I declined Johns Hopkins' offer of admission because of their focus on medicine. While I feel confident that I'm going to continue on to medical school, I'm...
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How I chose schools to apply to
94 Words
I started looking at US News and World Report's rankings of schools, broken down by academic field, in order to find the top schools in undergrad biological sciences....
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.5
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2250
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1540
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsMartial Arts

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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