Chances at Wharton ED?

<p>Here's my stats, lemme know my chances. I put this in the Upenn forum but I think more people will rate me here.</p>

<p>GPA: 95.5% (4.0 UW) There is no weighted.
APS: 6 and a plethora of honors courses</p>

<p>SAT: 2260
V: 690 (im working to raise this)
M: 790
Writing: 780
Essay: 12</p>

<p>SAT IIs:
Math IIC: 800
Chemistry: 710
US History : 720</p>

<p>AP Tests:
Bio - 4
US History - 5</p>

<p>ACT: 34 with writing
Essay: 11</p>

Track (4 years, won a couple meets)
Rugby (1 year, wished I played more, such a sweet yet unknown sport)
Football (1 year)
Math Club (4 years, 2 years as proctor/leader)
String Ensemble (2 years)
Choir (1 year)
Finance Club (2 years)
Math Tutoring (2 years)
English Tutoring (2 years)
RESTOC Housing Rehabilitation Community Service Group (3 years, 2 years as a leading coordinator)
Piano (8 years)
National Honors Society
National French Honors Society
Mu Alpha Theta Honors Society
115 AMC-12 score as a junior - 3rd in school (don't know if this counts, probably doesn't)
2006 Holy Cross Book Award</p>

<p>I got 3 good teacher recommendations. My essays good. It focuses on a single memory I had out of early childhood and how it focused me on community service and pushed me to be a leader in housing rehabilitation for poor people.</p>

<p>Lemme know my chances again to Wharton ED. My EC's are pretty good, because I was a big part of each club, not some random guy showing up and putting it on his app. My V for SAT is whats worrying me a little. Ok guys thansk for your help.</p>

<p>Class rank?</p>

<p>Oh sorry. Forgot to mention.</p>

<p>There's no individual class rank, but i am in the top 3% of my class out of 322 seniors.</p>

<p>Nothing screams Wharton. A lot screams typical Asian applicant and Wharton gets a lot of those. You have a shot if your essay and recs are fabulous.</p>

<p>OK...Based on your current stats, you have about average chances. Figure about 20%. Raising the V would improve things. So would raising your GPA. Doing both would be very, very helpful. Penn puts a lot of stock in GPA and class rank.</p>

<p>How do I "scream" Wharton?</p>

<p>My GPA is alright a 4.0 unweighted. There is no weighted. How do you raise a 4.0 unweighted :).</p>

<p>Thanks for reply so far.</p>

<p>I'll raise CR and I'll ace math this time around.</p>

<p>You look like a pretty average candidate at Wharton. Nothing you did puts you over the top.</p>

<p>The kids who get into Wharton, in addition to stellar stats, "scream" Wharton through internships they've done, entrepreneurial activities, stock market contests, etc. They show high level leadership. They are captains of sports teams.</p>

<p>Hmm.... gotcha.</p>

<p>Is it worth adding to EC's that I'm a regular stock market trader and used to own a web design business? (was <a href=""&gt;;/a> but stopped junior year because was too busy)</p>

<p>you trade your own money or just simulator?</p>

<p>Agree with Bobby. While your verbal needs to go up, your bigger issue is that nothing says business. And while your essay topic, if done very well, may fly, it's not exactly a Wharton topic. Whartonites I know can be recognized from a distance. They always have a deal to sell you on...They're all working on Wall Street this summer....They want to make sure you understand swap back higly leveraged Swiss pork belly options, their newest interest. Dated one of these!!</p>

<p>Hm.. Uh oh for me.</p>

<p>Anyways, I'm a real stock market trader, started when I was 15. I put around $800 into the stock market and I'm at around $1550 right now. </p>

<p>Should I bring back my business for the sake of making business a part of me? I know it's not good to do this for college admissions, but that's the best I can do.</p>

<p>Wow, I seriously doubt you need to live the life of a businessman in HS just to get into Wharton. I know people who have gotten into there with no business experience whatsoever but merely had great stats and meaningful EC's. Anyway, silly HS business activities like DECA and FBLA are horrible examples of what real-world business is like and are almost complete jokes in my mind. Activities like Mock Trial, Debate, and even Quiz Bowl give you better critical thinking and logical analysis skills that will better serve you in Wharton and later in the financial world.</p>

<p>Business related clubs aren't eye-openers...things that stick out are meaningful internships.</p>

<p>Props to evil<em>asian</em>dictator. I pointed out that FBLA and DECA were silly activities not real business and I got a rant by some idiot called aer about the incredible skill required.</p>

<p>Hummm, interesting comments on this thread. I'm curious how someone can complain about your GPA also, but you need to cut amptron2x some slack, since generally his posts are excellent.</p>

<p>I think that the comments made about lack of leadership and other activities is spot-on--especially if you plan to apply ED to Wharton. You would have a better chance regular admission than ED, since the group you would be competing against wouldn't look at stellar. Also, as you know yourself, that verbal SAT score stands out as the big "negative" in the app., so waiting to apply would also allow you to improve that score.</p>

<p>Where else are you applying? What other business schools?</p>

<p>P.S. Congratulations on your investing prowess--doing better than 30% compounded per year is very impressive--even in an up market.</p>

<p>It is very impressive, but with only 800 dollars there cannot be much diversification or buying and selling going on. I think he just bought 1 stock or 2 at most and held on. Might be just luck. 42% compounded each year.</p>

<p>Thanks for the comments guys. </p>

<p>I plan to ED anyways; it's worth a shot.</p>

<p>If I get rejected, I'll give it another try RD.</p>

<p>There's nothing I can do with EC's anymore; in most of those activities I was in it was impossible for me to get a leadership position because the teachers lead the clubs. </p>

<p>I will try to raise my CR since it is a glaring hole in my app.</p>

<p>Also, I initially did not hold my stocks. I started with $800 and aimed for short profit sales with dollar stocks. I would have, for example, a $1.43 stock would shoot up 20 to 30 cents in one day and I would pocket a $180 or so profit and sell it immediately. I have a knack for choosing those good small stocks based on their charts and stuff. After making a few hundred (maybe at $1150), I started investing in some longer-term stocks (still around $2-4 a share) that went up a large margin over a year or so. Through this process I got a nice profit.</p>

<p>If I don't get into UPenn Business, I was thinking of Chicago/Northwestern/Duke econ as my top choices. I don't like Michigan much, and UCB is too far away for my liking.</p>

<p>If you are rejected ED, you cannot apply RD</p>

<p>As others have do not need any business EC for Wharton. Anyone who says so is an idiot.</p>