College Admissions Info

University of Pennsylvania, ‘17
BA, Urban Studies and Affairs

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

My name is Juana Granados and I am currently attending the University of Pennsylvania.
From: Houston , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Grinnell, Dartmouth, UPenn, Claremont (CMC), UT Austin, Texas A&M, U of Houston, St. Thomas, Sarah Lawrence, Macalester
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1420
Highest SAT: 2020
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Diversity statement
532 Words
Pioneering to the West Coast At the age of eight, I learned what it was to be in this country “illegally” after I saw the second of my two bright, older sisters tearing up as she received her high school diploma. She had realized that she, like my other sister, would not be able to go to college because of her undocumented status in this country. She was graduating in the top five percent of a class that she had...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
507 Words
Anchor Like the California redwood, who sits on the same piece of land for centuries, I am immovable. Unexpected challenges may batter me from time to time, but I continue to stand erect with my head held high and an unwavering mind. I am of the class that is immovable. When I am presented with a challenge, I remain strong and firm the entire time, refusing to let myself fall. Physically, I can be moved but mentally and emotionally I...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
39 Words
Make sure that when you are genuine when you are interviewing. During...

What set me apart from other applicants
49 Words
I think I stood out because of how I've responded to adversity in my life. ...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
187 Words
I only did interviews for two schools: Rice and the University of Pennsylvania. I would generally say that both interviews went well. For Rice, I met my interviewer at a coffee shop near the university. The interview lasted just under an hour, which was a little longer than the 30 minute time estimate that had been given...

What set me apart from other applicants
78 Words
I can't say for sure that this is what got me into Penn, but I have a feeling that it was a big...