College Admissions Info

Sirmina
Sirmina
University of Pennsylvania ‘17
BA, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

There are only three things I need to survive in life: food, water, and Pokemon. But in actuality, I'm a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania with big dreams and a big heart.
From: Cary , North Carolina
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: UPenn
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Bulgarian, Spanish

Test Scores

2270
SAT
35
ACT
Highest SAT: 2270
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High School Performance

4.40
GPA
Top 5%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Marching Band, Math Team, National Honor Society, School Band, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Issue of personal significance
531 Words
“Why should I listen to you? I don’t have to and you can’t make me!” The kid whom I asked to do a favor for me was a foot taller, and he shrugged off my comment. With every inch’s difference, my importance felt like it was shrinking. It wasn’t the first time either. Some of my friends even use me as a shoulder rest because they are far taller than me. Although they don’t realize...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
35 Words
Ben Franklin once said, “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.” Which are you? (Please answer in 300-500 words.)

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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Additional Essay Details:
519 Words
Franklin had politics in mind when he said this. The immovable are set in their beliefs and see the world in black and white. Those that move are leaders who persuade, mobilize, and focus the efforts of others to accomplish goals. The movable allow flexibility, compromise, and rational thinking. It is easy to draw parallels with the present American society and politics. It is tempting to depict myself as a mover. Allow me to take a different perspective. As a...







College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
49 Words
Originally, I chose two teachers from my junior year of high school: my calculus teacher and my Spanish teacher. Both of them knew me very well and both of them have seen me succeed--especially my calculus teacher, who saw me push myself to do better and help my peers.

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
79 Words
RESEARCH YOUR SCHOOL. Figure out your own interests first and then search for where they might fit in at that specific school. Be it looking at school-specific study abroad/summer programs, digging up the course catalog, find a way to show the admissions officers you really want to go there. If in your essay you can replace the university's name...