College Admissions Info

sregan20
sregan20
University of Pennsylvania ‘17
BS, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

20 year old girl from Chicago, Rising Junior
From: Chicago , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

36
ACT
Highest ACT:
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ACT Prep:

High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Best Buddies, Tutoring/Mentoring, Drama production crew, Student Council / Government, Special Olympics
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Volunteer/public interest work
76 Words
In my essay, I wrote about working with an adolescent who was essentially nonverbal and autistic during high school. He talked to no one for the first few months, but wished me a happy birthday on my birthday. My essay was essentially about how much of an impact words can have and how I wanted to use my words to influence those around me positively, just as the boy who impacted my life so much did.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
4 Words
full essay

Additional Essay Details:
521 Words
Ben Franklin said, “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.” Which are you? --University of Pennsylvania The periodic table: Any chemistry student’s best friend; the beautifully designed and intricately organized. All elements can be divided into three classes: metals, nonmetals, and metalloids. Some might say that mankind’s complex character does not obey scientific laws and could never be summed up in a single table. However, the...









College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
92 Words
Visit your favorites. You really can't tell everything about a school unless you are there. For me, I chose Penn ultimately because I liked the vibe of the school, and I felt like I could see myself here. The people are what make all the differnce- especially if you are choosing between schools that are very similar academically- like I...



What I like about my school’s location and culture
35 Words
UPenn is very much an urban campus, and its amazing! Please get out of the Penn bubble if you come here, explore everything Philly has to offer it is a great and very diverse city.

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
142 Words
I had a phone interview for UPenn. My interviewer was very young and super chill which was good for me. Make sure you calm down and seem interested in the school. It is much better to ask genuine questions and have a good conversation than it is to just say what you think the interviewer wants to hear. What they...



Why I declined other schools
12 Words
I declined Duke but only because I got into Penn early admission!

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
28 Words
I just used my school guidance counselor, but in retrospect it would have been helpful to have a person more experienced with the higher level schools like Penn.