College Admissions Info

afternoontea
afternoontea
University of Pennsylvania ‘17
BA, Economics, History

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Freshman at the University of Pennsylvania studying Economics and History
From: Philadelphia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UPenn, Georgetown, NYU, BU, Northeastern, Fordham, Villanova, American, Temple
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2050
SAT
Highest SAT: 2050
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Math Team
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College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
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College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
111 Words
I applied to several schools early action, but none early decision because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to afford it. When I found that that I was deferred from Georgetown University, I decided to make a much more riskier essay my personal statement. I also forwarded this essay to Georgetown,. At this time I also got a professor...



List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
48 Words
I had four interviews. The ones that went the best were when I was just myself and discussed my life experiences w and my goals and hopes for the future with my interviewer. One did not go so well, and that is because I was not really myself.

What set me apart from other applicants
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At the time of my application I was living with a low-income single dad. Prior to this I had ran away from an abusive household led by my mother.

How I chose schools to apply to
79 Words
I applied to some top schools that would give me some financial aid, some schools where i felt I'd be a good fit and hopefully get financial aid and scholarships, and several schools where I knew I would get good scholarships. I included a mix of private and my own state schools. Make sure you apply to schools you can...



Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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I checked with my city and neighborhood, do the same! You'll be surprised how many scholarships you can find for a very small demographic. A lot of them may be small, like around $100-$1000, but every little bit seriously helps. Some scholarships even just gave me a check, so I didn't have to claim it through my school and worry...



What I like about my school’s location and culture
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My school is extremely diverse, which is what I really love about Penn. There is a fair amount of the stereotypical "Ivy Kids" (come from rich families, spoiled, WASP), but you will also find people from all sorts of cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. There are also so many activities to join here, it can just be hard finding time...



Why I ultimately chose my school
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The reason is two-fold. First of all, Penn is an amazing school and has been my dream school for many years. Secondly, Penn gave me an amazing financial aid package! For me, though I applied to 15 schools it ended up coming down to 2: Penn and Georgetown. While I got the same financial aid at both and I was also accepted...