College Admissions Info

beccavans
beccavans
University of Pennsylvania, ‘17
BA, Fine Arts, Latin and Ancient Greek Studies, Pre-Medicine Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A well rounded person pursuing art, science, and good ice cream
From: Marstons Mills , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: UPenn
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2130
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2130
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

4.20
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, National Honor Society, School Theater/Plays, Hospital Volunteer, Prom Committee, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

531 Words
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...









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...





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...







Additional Essay Details:
19 Words
I included the two common app essay and have also included here the two essays on my UPenn supplement.

College 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....





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...





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,...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
21 Words
I am a member of a...





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...





Post-college plans
10 Words
Medical school. Specifically...





How to increase chances at my school
25 Words
UPenn loves a quirky essay. Don't be afraid...