College Admissions Info
University of Pennsylvania ‘16
- Test Scores
- High School Performance
- Extracurriculars & Awards
- Personal statement
- 7 advice topics
Senior in UPenn's Wharton School (Business) concentrating in Marketing.From: Casper , Wyoming
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: ColoradoC, Vassar, Amherst, Yale, UPenn, UWyo
Is English First Language: Yes
High School Performance
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
How Spent Summers:
How Spent Summers:
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!)
Social, ambitious, multifaceted, involved, outgoing.
What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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
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
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
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.
After college, I plan on returning to the nonprofit consulting firm and working as a consultant.
How I chose schools to apply to
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...