College Admissions Info

taylory
taylory
University of Pennsylvania ‘16
BS, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Senior in UPenn's Wharton School (Business) concentrating in Marketing.
From: Casper , Wyoming
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: ColoradoC, Vassar, Amherst, Yale, UPenn, UWyo
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2140
SAT
33
ACT
Highest SAT: 2140
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society, Marching Band
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College Application Essays

My personal statement was a story about how I had a student in my 5th grade class who was often bullied, and how I befriended him and ten years later he not only remembered me, but told a mutual friend about how much I had meant to him. The moral of the story was that every day, we are given a choice to either make positive impacts or negative ones on the people around us.

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Social, ambitious, multifaceted, involved, outgoing.

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
46 Words
The one thing I don't think I would have realized prior to enrolling is how competitive the atmosphere can be at times in Wharton. I personally didn't find it to be upsetting or distressing but for some people the sense of competition can be really overwhelming.

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
21 Words
I did not use a private admissions counselor; I attended public school and only had the help of my school counselor.

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
50 Words
I also interviewed with Yale and found the interview to be much more formal than UPenn's. My alumni interviewer for UPenn was extremely friendly. He spent half the interview telling me about Philly and all the fun things I should do when I went to Upenn - he was great!

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
60 Words
During high school, I didn't have any formal work experience. I volunteered at a nursing home in the summer part-time but that was it. Freshman summer of college, I worked as a counselor for Wharton's pre-college program for high school students. Sophomore summer, I worked as a marketing intern for a nonprofit. Junior summer, I worked as a nonprofit consultant.

Post-college plans
16 Words
After college, I plan on returning to the nonprofit consulting firm and working as a consultant.

How I chose schools to apply to
79 Words
I chose the schools based on the programs I thought I wanted; I wanted a strong pre-law school with a Spanish minor and study abroad options. I wouldn't recommend this strategy unless you're really sure of what you want to do. It ended up working out for me, even though I didn't end up going into law, studying abroad, or...