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How I got into UPenn (Interview 8)

Updated: Dec 30, 2019

Stats

SAT: 1570 (770 Math, 800 Reading)

ACT: 36 (36 English, 35 Math, 36 Reading, 36 Science)

GPA: 4.00

Rank in Class: 3

Size of Class: 238

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


Extracurriculars

  • I was on my schools debate and history bowl teams

  • I was in my schools poetry and literature club

  • I was the leader of my schools band team in my junior and senior years


Personal Story

"I have always wanted to go to Penn. Growing up, I loved taking trips down to Philadelphia and just enjoying the city as a family and seeing its sights.


From a young age I wanted to go to Penn. It was my absolute dream school.


When I got in, I cried. I just cried. I just kept crying and crying and crying because I just couldn't believe it. I had finally done it.


When I was finished, I sprinted down the stairs towards the living room and showed my parents.


Watching their faces light up as they read the acceptance letter was priceless, and seeing them get excited and beam with pride as they congratulated me filled me up with so much joy and happiness that I can't really express it."


Useful Advice

"This isn't so much advice but more guidance in the process. You have to really be passionate about the school and really really love it. If you are this will come across in your essays and supplements and just about everything you do. If not, thing won't be as good as they could be and you'll be missing the chance to present something truly amazing.


I'd suggest that they really apply to schools they feel passionate about, not just ones with fancy names and fancy degrees, but ones which have the culture, environment ad course of study they love. If they're able to do this, everything else will be easy and it'll yield the best results."


University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate, Class of 2023


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