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How I got into UPenn (Interview 6)

Stats

SAT: 1480 (700 Math, 780 Reading)

ACT: 34 (36 English, 34 Math, 36 Reading, 30 Science)

GPA: 3.79

Rank in Class: 19

Size of Class: 302

Ap's taken: AB Calculus, Statistics World History, American History, European History, Comparative Government, Government and Politics, English Language and Composition, English Literature, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics,


Extracurriculars

  • I was the president of my schools DECA chapter from my junior year through my senior year

  • I was my class President from my freshman year through my senior year

  • I the president of my schools National Honor Society in my junior year.


Personal Story

"I kind of knew that I was going to Penn from a pretty young age. My dad went there for undergrad and then again went there for business school. In addition, my two older brothers both went there for their undergrad so it was pretty much a given that I would go to Penn.


Getting in was pretty exciting as I was going to college, but going to Penn in particular wasn't insanely exciting."


Useful Advice

"While I had an easier time getting in than most, I believe that it's important to have things outside simply academics that you do. Something my brother told me when applying is that admissions officers look for more than a person's grades and extracurriculars, but try to tie those into a larger narrative about the person.


For example, a person who does a lot of science and math things and takes a lot of science and math courses and talks about their love of science and math in their application would have a narrative of an engineer who wants to change their world through their love for science and math. In another example, lets say there's a person who does a lot of business activities and takes a lot of business courses. This would paint the narrative of a businessman or entrepreneur and would allow the officers to have an idea into who the person is,


The only thing I would give as advice is to be consistent in the things you're trying to do and the image you're trying to portray. I am interested in politics and business and did activities pertaining to those topics. If you're interested in engineering, do activities pertaining to those topics. Focus your activities on the topics you want to portray as your narrative. Don't do everything because this will distract and blur your narrative to officers."


University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate, Class of 2023


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