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

Converted SAT Score: 1570
Highest SAT: 2330
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...