|Students who got into UPENN say:|
Essay (21) |
I got in by getting good grades, doing well on the SAT, and writing good essays. I also strived for leadership roles in high school, and portrayed myself in my application as an uncommon student that could really contribute the the university.
| Business - Management and Administration|
| Jun 29 2008 |
Definitely make an effort to present yourself as unique. Clearly we are all "unique in our own way", but a few of my friends who had excellent GPAs and boards didn't get in because they basically blew off the essay and applicationâ€”do not do this. Like other extremely competitive schools, Penn receives tens of thousands of applications, including thousands boasting perfect GPAs, SATs, or valedictorianship. These stats alone will likely not garner to admission; complete your application with care.
| Neuroscience/Cognitive Science|
| Mar 10 2008 | I took summer precollege courses (Calculus and Chemistry with a Lab). I took AP Bio and also an additional Genetics course with City College in New York during my Junior Year. I would suggest enrolling in as many college courses as possible. Obviously be an all around outstanding student, eg grades, boards, etc.
There is a slot for all sorts of people at Penn, and it is a large school, so don't be scared to throw an app in— you never know.