College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania ‘17
BBA, Retailing, Marketing, Operations Management, Statistics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Currently at Wharton
From: New York City
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2270
SAT Prep:
PSAT Scores:

High School Performance

Top 1%
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Dance
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Yearbook, Model Congress / Model UN, Chinese Club, School theater/plays

College Application Essays

I curiously watched men strolling along in rubber slippers and cringed at cars honking as they swerved past pedestrians. Tearing my eyes from the crowded streets of Shanghai and turning my head up to my mother’s, I said, “I want to tell everyone that I am from New York.” Even at so young an age, my words were tinted with a sense of superiority. I wanted to disassociate myself from a race that was often misted in the stigma...

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
112 Words
First, I had my 11th grade AP Calculus AB teacher and 10-12th grade AP English teacher write my core recommendations. You should ideally have one from the math and sciences and one from the art and humanities, and both should have taught you in either 11th or 12th grade. In addition, I had two supplemental recommendations. Since I did...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
84 Words
Extracurriculars will help you find a niche and navigate the student population. I am in Wharton Retail Club, D2S, and Wharton China Business Society. You should definitely apply to several positions in clubs, as they are a great way to hold a leadership position and meet other students. With Penn being such a big school, clubs provide a sense...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
124 Words
For many "Why" essays, I had a template that greatly simplified the college application process. Basically, the first two paragraphs of my essay discussed my passion and how I, in and out of school, took initiative to explore my passion. My last paragraph tied back to the college I was applying for, as I discussed what offerings the college had...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
78 Words
You should ask professors who have given you your highest grades (as this generally means they like your work and you as a student etc.). However, another equally significant factor is whether you share a good personal relationship and connection with the teacher. If you are extremely close with a particular teacher, his/her recommendation will most likely contain interesting...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
134 Words
Starting in high school and even sooner if you would like, you should do at least SOMETHING over the summer, whether it be interning, holding a summer job, volunteering, traveling, conducting research in a lab, or taking courses. Colleges are all looking for students with work experience and are knowledgeable and open-minded. However, you should do what you are passionate...

What I’d change about my application process
156 Words
Think long and hard before you decide to commit Early Decision to a school. I applied to Wharton, reasoning that I wanted to study business and that Wharton was the best business school, but in fact, a part of me was debating applying to another school. If you have any doubt about your college, questioning if it actually is your...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
119 Words
First off, I would highly recommend any student to schedule as many interviews as possible. Interviews are a great way to add a personal touch to your application and for you to highlight aspects about yourself or your experiences that you may not have had the opportunity to elaborate on in your writing. Also, I recommend having your first interview...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
133 Words
Currently I am extremely involved in the fashion scene on campus, being part of Wharton Retail Club as well Penn Fashion Week. I do a lot of graphic design work for various clubs on campus, creating flyers and banners for school-wide events. I would recommend joining as many clubs as you are interested in in the beginning of the year...