International student here. I take the IB where I have a Term grade of 39/42 and predicted grade of 42/42
Our school doesn’t rank students but if it did, I’d be surprised if I wasn’t in the top 5%
My grades have been excellent all through high school from 9th grade till now (11th grade)
UPenn is test-optional this year. I will be taking the SAT however, for my other universities. I’ve been achieving 1400+ in my practice tests.
Research in mathematical/ quantitative economics (their website says they like a strong background in math)
Won math olympiad
Started my own podcast (it isn’t related to business or engineering but it is some ‘initiative’)
President of the entrepreneurship club
Won several business competitions throughout high school
Started my own non-profit (Wharton wants to be the ‘business school for the world’)
Started a football club too (although it doesn’t really relate to M&T)
MUN (won few awards)- I don’t really do MUNs now; used to.
Just assume in your answer that my essays and recommendations are gonna be good. I am just a bit tensed about my extracurriculars, to be honest.
I really don’t have 100+ service /volunteer hours. I also don’t have extracurriculars in science except for reading books from the library related to quantum mechanics.
Also feel free to chance me for some of my other schools like MIT, Brown, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Duke, Northwestern, UChicago. Upenn M&T is however my top choice. Please give advise also on whether I should apply ED or RD ( I already have the grades for ED and I feel my grades are gonna drop by the time RD comes)