beccavans
beccavans,
UPenn ‘17
B.A., Fine Arts, , Latin and Ancient Greek Studies, , Pre-Medicine Studies
A well rounded person pursuing art, science, and good ice cream
Features Included
4
Essays
7
Schools
12
Scores
7
Advice
6
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Fine Arts

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
531 Words
Childhood memory, Interest in med/sci/math
My mussed brown pigtails hung loosely in their scrunchies as my mouth rested slightly agape, strawberry yogurt dribbling down my chin. I would sit there on the distressed leather couch transfixed by the television; undisturbed by the gore on the screen. My mother used to worry that I watched too much National Geographic. I was never the kid who watched singing yellow sponges or secret agent cartoons. There was no “Clifford the Big Red Dog”, or “Fairly Odd Parents”. The...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
307 Words
"A Penn education provides a liberal arts and sciences foundation across multiple disciplines with a practical emphasis in one of four undergraduate schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Nursing, or the Wharton School." At Penn, I intend to focus primarily on science. I also look forward to utilizing the fine arts facilities that surpass those available in high school. In addition to the “foundational approaches” requirements, my course load...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
421 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?" I am not immovable. I am not movable. I move. To be immovable is to be so stuck in tradition and ritual that progress is impeded. Being immovable means being stubbornly convinced of your own beliefs. It means being unreceptive to ideological diversity. It means being wary of change and compromise. If you are...
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Additional Essay Details
19 Words
I included the two common app essay and have also included here the two essays on my UPenn supplement.
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General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
69 Words
Location, location, location. At the top schools, what it comes down to is where you want to be. I love Philly....
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My advice about getting recommenders
117 Words
Pick teachers that know you as a person. The people you asked for advice and support who you talked to all the time. The teachers that inspired you and knew you as more that just...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
56 Words
Interviews are nerve wracking. Just take a deep breath a be yourself. Ad cliche as that is,...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
21 Words
I am a member of a...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
53 Words
Don't do nothing. Either get a job, volunteer, or take classes at a local college. Show...
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Post-college plans
10 Words
Medical school. Specifically...
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How to increase chances at my school
25 Words
UPenn loves a quirky essay. Don't be afraid...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.2
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2130
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1480
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsCross Country

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, National Honor Society, School Theater/Plays, Hospital Volunteer, Prom Committee, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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