Vaan
Vaan,
UPenn ‘17
B.A., Chemistry
Features Included
3
Essays
10
Schools
12
Scores
2
Advice
4
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Pennsylvania State University - University Park (University Park, PA)
  • Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Chemistry

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
119 Words
Issue of personal significance
I discussed the discrimination and hatred I'd faced growing up for being gay in an extremely Catholic area. I talked about how I hoped for a more supportive environment in college. I alluded to hoping to be able to escape from the religious prison I'd been raised in. I emphasized a lot about the shame I felt, the pain my sexuality caused me, and how it unfairly caused me so many problems. Looking back now, I realize that a lot...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
28 Words
"Are you movable, moving, or immovable?" I said I was movable. I talked about how I was poised to retake control of my life in college.
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
47 Words
"Discuss how you will engage academically at Penn." I talked about wanting to be a chemistry major in order to become a researcher after school. I talked a little bit about some of the research done by the chemistry department and why it interested me.
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General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
84 Words
If an interviewer asks you a question that you don't really have a good answer for, do NOT make up nonsense to try to sound...
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How to increase chances at my school
16 Words
Do not lie or exaggerate...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.40
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypeReligious
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2200
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
Other SAT Scores
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMath Team, National Honor Society, School Theater/Plays, Drama Production Crew
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Awards Received

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