College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘17
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

From: Iowa City
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: U Iowa, UMich, Pitt, UPenn
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
Highest SAT: 2360
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Martial Arts
Extracurricular Activities: Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Math Team, Library Volunteer
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College Application Essays

The Evolution of Ray (2012) Ray was a short name. It seemed to fit any personality. I didn't know what kind of character I wanted to write yet, and I'd find out along the way. In the meantime, Ray would do. In seventh grade, Ray Zandiel was twelve too, whisked away from one of her mother's awful galas by a purple- eyed stranger. He gave her sweet "beilloc"; to chew, and they ascended into a city among the clouds. Then time...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
517 Words
Immovable (2012) I nudge open the door in the darkness. It grates against the frame, but doesn't give me away. Inside my parents snore oblivious. I feel bad waking them up. The door shudders closed again. I return to my room, stare at the ceiling. My Calculus teacher's words run like a broken record through my head: you already know all the material. Sleep is the best way to study. But thinking about sleep, as everyone knows, is the surest way...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
381 Words
A Penn education provides a liberal arts and sciences foundation across multiple disciplines with a practical emphasis in one of four undergraduate schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Nursing, or the Wharton School. Given the undergraduate school to which you are applying, please discuss how you will engage academically at Penn. (Please answer in 300 words or less.) Freakonomics (Levitt and Dubner) started it all. It revealed a subject Iβ€...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
75 Words
I was lucky enough to win National Scholastic Writing recognition: a gold medal for my science fiction writing in 2009 and silver and American...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
11 Words
No, I am...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
46 Words
I received a scholarship from NMSC as well as one from my father's company....

How I chose schools to apply to
141 Words
I wanted to major in Economics, so finding schools that had economics programs was not too difficult. Also, touring colleges in the Northeast really gave me a feel for what each of those colleges were like-- how walkable they were, what atmosphere...