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LEAD Admission Stats? Observations?

HONORLIONSHONORLIONS Registered User Posts: 1,582 Senior Member
edited April 2010 in Summer Programs
I just have some questions about UPenn's LEAD Business program...

1) How competitive is it? Do you have like Valecdictorians fighting each other? Or like kids in top 10-5% getting in?
2) What do they look for in applicants?
3) How is it like?
4) How much race matters (for ORM like Asians)
5) How worthwile it is?

Thanks... I really want to go next year or the next but I don't know anything about it... It's supposely really hard to get into but idk... help me please?
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Replies to: LEAD Admission Stats? Observations?

  • HONORLIONSHONORLIONS Registered User Posts: 1,582 Senior Member
    Shoot how do I suscribe to this?
  • danngdanng Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Hi! I applied for this year's LEAD program, but I am kinda pessimistic about my chances since I am 100% Asian. :( From what I've gathered from the CC threads, LEAD is extremely hard to get into, even harder for Asians. I heard there is like one Asian per site, so basically it's ridiculously hard for someone yellow to get into. However, I have also heard that the program is extremely worthwhile and will CHANGE your life. If your Asian like me then the only real thing you can do to help your chances is pray I guess ;P
  • HONORLIONSHONORLIONS Registered User Posts: 1,582 Senior Member
    Yeah I can tlel that.. but like is it for people who're like valecdictorians or like...?

    I'm just curious
  • sleepless2009sleepless2009 Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member
    DD got rejected this year, she is 100% asian too.
  • HONORLIONSHONORLIONS Registered User Posts: 1,582 Senior Member
    ? What were her stats? Thanks
  • lax9196lax9196 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    FYI - I'm a white female from Long Island and was accepted. It's not impossible. I wouldn't blame rejections on ethnic background.
  • HONORLIONSHONORLIONS Registered User Posts: 1,582 Senior Member
    lax9196 plzzz tell us your stats and everything please!!
  • Jersey13Jersey13 Registered User Posts: 4,622 Senior Member
    1) How competitive is it? Do you have like Valecdictorians fighting each other? Or like kids in top 10-5% getting in?
    Kids are accepted way beyond the top 5-10%. The requirements to apply are that the student maintain a 3.0 GPA and score above 100 on the PSAT. The program is catered toward URMs so the objective academic stats of LEAD attendants are not as close to as high as other selective summer programs.
    2) What do they look for in applicants?
    URMs with demonstrated business interest.
    4) How much race matters (for ORM like Asians)
    Immensely. The program is targeted towards URMs. It is much harder to get in as an ORM (Asian). Selectivity for Caucasians is somewhere in between the two.
  • HONORLIONSHONORLIONS Registered User Posts: 1,582 Senior Member
    Hmm... well how does this compare to Leaders in the Business World (LBW) or the McCairn Executive thing?
  • Jersey13Jersey13 Registered User Posts: 4,622 Senior Member
    ^ I think LBW costs more and is a little less prestigious. If you're an URM, LEAD is a pretty good business oriented summer program.
  • HONORLIONSHONORLIONS Registered User Posts: 1,582 Senior Member
    Yea but need something as a backup thats a real possibility when ur a ORM in this case.
  • nhi1605nhi1605 Registered User Posts: 146 Junior Member
    Does this only apply to the LEAD Business Program? To my understanding, LEAD Engineering is a lot easier to get into.
  • HONORLIONSHONORLIONS Registered User Posts: 1,582 Senior Member
    Bump....

    Well ^^^^ most people refer to LEAD as in the Business Program. I'm not entirely sure about the engineering one though. From the looks of how not many talk about it, probably a little less 'exclusive' than the business one. Nevertheless, it's undoubtedly prestigious.
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