College Admissions Info

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

I am currently an undergraduate majoring in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. I love to play saxophone in the Penn Band and soccer in Penn Park! Also, tree climbing is my jam - don't worry, there are some trees in Philly!
From: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: UPenn, CMU, Lehigh, Pitt
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2330
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High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
558 Words
Fnet = m(A+) He barely looked me in the eye as he sat hunched over his desk, looking embarrassed. Nervous hands tapped a jittery rhythm on the surface. He was only here because Mr. L had made him – or, rather, had “strongly suggested” it. But everyone knew what it meant when the teacher of a class you were failing “strongly suggested” something. I cleared my throat nervously and squeaked, “Hi Jeff, I’m here to tutor you for FACTS.” I...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
327 Words
Ascent “We even have a tree-climbing club!” our tour guide laughed. Immediately, my dad turned to me with a grin. As if I hadn’t already fallen in love with the regal stone buildings and bustling atmosphere of the University of Pennsylvania, it even had a club for my favorite pastime. Clearly, just like the branches of a tree, a Penn education was the ascent to success. At the top of the tree lies the goal of my ascent, becoming...

Additional Essay Details:
194 Words
The personal statement is a response to the prompt posed by UPenn that was along the lines of: Benjamin Franklin claimed there are three times of people in the world - those who are movable, those who are immovable, and those who move. Which one are you? I chose that I was one who moves, which explains the last sentence of that essay. This essay took me the longest to come up with a topic because it was clearly the...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
54 Words
Don't feel like you have to be super serious in your essays - the readers usually have a pretty good sense of humor and really like when essays aren't stilted. Don't be afraid to make fun of yourself. Hint: They know you're not perfect. Pretending you have no flaws only makes you seem fake.

My favorite course thus far, and why
67 Words
My favorite course I've taken so far has been Biophysics. It took a really practical approach to modeling data and drawing conclusions using applied statistics and computational modeling. I had hated statistics and had never coded in my life before this class, and now I'm pursuing a CIS minor because of the influence of this class. Now I know what...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
66 Words
Overambitious, charismatic, wild, stressed, open. Penn students really do work hard, play hard, to a fault. There have been some mental health problems on campus in recent years because we tend to push ourselves too hard. No matter where you go, take good care of yourself and know that what you get out of college is only worth it if...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
108 Words
I joined the Penn Band at University of Pennsylvania because I've been playing the saxophone since 4th grade, and playing piano for longer. Band and music have always been a huge part of my life, but never have I had so much fun with it than in the Penn Band! We by far have the most school spirit on campus,...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
93 Words
Just do something that you're passionate about. Whether you're a camp counselor because you love playing with the kids, watching them grow, and learning in the most unexpected places; or you're a lab technician working on an important discovery even though you're only 16, colleges want to see you're doing something you're passionate about. Doing jobs and community service just for...