StudentsReview :: The University of Pennsylvania - How to Get into UPenn (Undergraduate)
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Columbia University in the City of New York -- New York, NY
Harvard University -- Cambridge, MA
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania -- Bloomsburg, PA

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

The University of Pennsylvania

Students who got into UPenn:

Tips mention: Interview (7), ACT/SAT (26), Grades (33), Sports/Extracurriculars (18), College Essay (23)
Hard workOct 09 2004Math
Hard work. That's all it is. Be dedicated to what you want to do, be passionate about it, be willing to work hard at it.
SAT: 1550 Male
When I first applied to college, I wanted toAug 06 2004Nursing
When I first applied to college, I wanted to go to an engineering school. So, for my first two years, I went to Penn State and loved it. However, I was unhappy and decided to go into nursing. I heard about Penn's Nursing program (rated 1st in the country) and decided to apply. As I was applying, I did my best in my college classes (averaged a 3.2 overall GPA--including the engineering classes), participated in two clubs, and held a research assistance job for six months during my sophomore year. Basically, I expressed interest in the nursing profession and demonstrated my enthusiasm when I was interviewed. Also, I gave honest reasons for wanting to transfer (they are personal....) I suppose the best advice I can give to students wishing to TRANSFER (especially into the nursing school) is to do the best you can, and demonstrate your seriousness toward your major. The less slacking you do, the better chance you have to get in. By this, I don't mean 4.0 GPA (although that would help), I mean getting into your career--maybe get an intership or research job--and doing well in your major classes.
SAT: 1200 Female
Work hard in high schoolJul 05 2004Accounting
Work hard in high school. GPA is the most important thing, do well on SAT I's and II's. The thing that separated myself from everyone else, though, was extracurriculars and the leadership I demonstrated in those activities. For the most part, all the kids applying to UPenn will have the grades and the scores. Find something you're interested in and pursue it. Don't spread yourself too thin, but really focus on what you want to do and be a leader. Don't be afraid to be assertive.
SAT: 1530 Male
My recommendation is if you know of an ECJun 30 2004Communications
My recommendation is if you know of an EC at the school you might want to join, try to contact the head of the organization. There's no guarantee they've got any clout, but it can't hurt. Plus, you can make friends even before you are accepted, and that makes the transition from freshman to human-being a lot smoother.
SAT: 1490 Female
I don't have much advice to give you here,May 05 2004Psychology
I don't have much advice to give you here, because I didn't do anything special. Be yourself -- if you are a good fit and qualified, you will get in. Otherwise, you will not.
SAT: 1440 Female
The University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania
Compare UPennSave UPenn

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→

• What college is right for you?
When thinking about their choices for colleges, many students and pare... more→