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Tips mention: Interview (7), ACT/SAT (26), Grades (33), Sports/Extracurriculars (18), College Essay (23)
Be unique-- Penn loves diversity and unique qualities/abilitiesOct 17 2005Business - Management and Administration
Be unique-- Penn loves diversity and unique qualities/abilities. Also, be yourself-- I think Penn appreciates an applicant who shows who he/she really is.
SAT: 1530 Male
Be well-rounded or have an amazing talentOct 10 2005Urban Planning
SAT: 1500 Female
Penn is a bit insecure, and so it wantsSep 26 2005Other
Penn is a bit insecure, and so it wants to hear in your application that you think Penn is special and it really is your choice, not your backup for Yale (even if it is).
SAT: 1580 Male
I did a lot to get inAug 15 2005Economics
I did a lot to get in. I was president of 3 clubs senior year and active in many more clubs throughout my high school years. I performed at the 99th percentile on all the standardized tests (I took 8 SAT IIs and 11 AP exams). I lead my school band to five 2nd places at state (in Texas) over 2 years. I also won three first places at state in band over the course of 2 years. I researched with a renowned string theorist and published my group's findings in the physical review D (national physics anthology). I won many awards for varsity basketball and varsity tennis including sportsmanship awards, MVP for junior varsity basketball, and 2nd and 3rd at state for tennis. I won first place for every single math, science, and latin award at my school for four straight years. I volunteered over 700 hours during my high school experience. I have many other accolades left unmentioned here.
ACT: 34 SAT: 1590 Male
Pen is a big school so even if youAug 06 2005Math
Pen is a big school so even if you don't have the best grades or the most extracurricular activities you still have a shot at getting in. Try to make yourself standout. Show them that you are unique in some way. The best time for this is on your app or during your interview.
SAT: 1480 Male
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