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Chances of transferring to UPENN(Wharton)?

harriharri Registered User Posts: 408 Member
edited December 2004 in Transfer Students
Hi, I'm currently a freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but I'm thinking about transferring to a different school.

I know that transferring to Wharton is really competitive. I heard the acceptance statistics are around 25/300. So I was wondering if anyone could tell me whether I should just forget about even trying to apply.

College GPA: 4.0

3 of my 5 college courses aren't introductory 100 level courses. I'm in courses that sophomores or juniors usually take: Accounting 201, Economic Statistics 202, and French 208 (Critical Reading and Writing)

James Scholar Honor Student (Top 15% of UIUC's entering freshman class)

College EC's: Very active in a couple of Social/Cultural Clubs.

High School GPA: 3.93 Unweighted; 4.53 Weighted
Rank: 6/719
SAT Composite: 1310
ACT Composite: 31
9 AP Tests; Five 5s and Four 4s; National AP Scholar
National Merit Commended
National Honor Society
French National Honor Society
Co-French Student of the Year (Senior yr.)

High School EC's:
50+ Service Hours at a hospital
JV Football (Junior yr.)
Debate Team (Senior yr.)
French Club
French Tutor

I think I have decent enough grades, but my lack of strong EC's and my test scores probably hurt me. I'd really appreciate any feedback and suggestions. Thanks.
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Replies to: Chances of transferring to UPENN(Wharton)?

  • harriharri Registered User Posts: 408 Member
  • kj102686kj102686 Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    I am thinking of transferring out from UIUC to Wharton...but i am still a senior hs haha :)

    i am giong to retake my SAT1 in June so that it doesn't look like i took it during my college year :)

    4.0 GPA looks awefully good to me, although your SAT1 score might be lower than the successful applicants. but yours are all in the range so go for it.
  • CC AdminCC Admin Administrator Posts: 32,428 Senior Member
    def worth applying, you'd be in the mix for acceptance. the SAT isnt all that low, though its on the low end of acceptable, but the lack of college EC's could be a strike against u. however, if u transfer after this year, it wont hurt quite as much, since u wouldnt have had that much time to actually do EC's in college.
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