quakercamille
quakercamille,
UPenn ‘19
B.A., Visual Arts
Not the "best" in my class, somehow got into an Ivy League school.
Features Included
3
Essays
10
Schools
10
Scores
6
Advice
5
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Dobbs Ferry, New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian, Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
AdmissionEarly Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Cooper Union (New York, NY)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
  • University at New Paltz - SUNY (New Paltz, NY)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Visual Arts

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
113 Words
The student newspaper on campus, the Daily Pennsylvanian, encompasses many of the clubs on campuses that are vital to people's college experiences here: they provide a group for socializing, but also provide real and...
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More Essays

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Blood is thicker than water, but it can drown, destroy, and ruin just as easily. Fighting the tide of one’s blood has two options alone: you become swept away and conform into whatever destiny awaits you in the waters, or you reach the shore a fighter, emerging a victor with every ache and bout of fatigue. Defying family is bittersweet, you are fighting those who raised you to become the person you are. It is a struggle I fight,...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
621 Words
I am applying to the College of Arts and Sciences intending to major in Visual Studies with a double minor in Consumer Psychology and Fine Arts. The Visual Studies major is unique and unlike any major I have come across in my college hunt; I am fascinated by the program and the courses it entails, and since I want to pursue a career in the graphics and digital communications field in the future along with illustration and other freelance work,...
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Supplemental Essay Other
621 Words
I am applying to the College of Arts and Sciences intending to major in Visual Studies with a double minor in Consumer Psychology and Fine Arts. The Visual Studies major is unique and unlike any major I have come across in my college hunt; I am fascinated by the program and the courses it entails, and since I want to pursue a career in the graphics and digital communications field in the future along with illustration and other freelance work,...
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General Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
58 Words
If you are writing about specific programs or research opportunities that draw you here, make it personal....
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
234 Words
I had an interview for Georgetown and UPenn, both were very similar in the fact that they were very casual and laid-back, as I was repeatedly told by both interviewers that interviews were never meant to be "make or break" and are meant to only get a sense of who you are, of your interests, etc. Interviews are supposedly supposed to only help you. I was lucky to have two...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
291 Words
Ambitious. Driven. Intelligent. Diligent. Self-conscious. In order to get into Penn, of course you must be a driven and self-motivated student with big dreams, someone with big dreams eager to tell their story. Everyone here, to some degree, whether they know it or not, strives to be at the top and prove their worth or to demonstrate their prowess. Yes, the students here are all intelligent and smart in their own rights, to varying degrees and in differing fields, and so the competitive nature is high. Diligence...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
32 Words
Greek life, cultural clubs/communities, and business/law/pre-med/healthcare...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
142 Words
I did not use any private admissions counselor and researched schools entirely on my own. As someone who did not know where to begin in even researching schools towards the end of my junior year of high school, I can definitely say the...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.22
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
28
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1810
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1290
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

SportsLacrosse, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesPhotography / Film, Debate Club/Team, Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, National Honor Society, Volunteer Coach
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Application Additional Materials

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