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URM boost for Wharton ED?

kufelik01kufelik01 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
edited August 2016 in University of Pennsylvania
How much weight does being a URM( latino: South America) really carry when applying to wharton ED?

Replies to: URM boost for Wharton ED?

  • kufelik01kufelik01 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    Also does being First Generation college student help?
  • PetulaClarkPetulaClark Registered User Posts: 627 Member
    Both may help a little, but are minor compared to GPA, class rigor, SAT/ACT. ECs, etc.
  • f2000saf2000sa Registered User Posts: 965 Member
    edited August 2016
    Both are great hooks. It depends on how much boost you need. Hard to say without your stats.
  • kufelik01kufelik01 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member

    @f2000sa what do you think? I know not the best for wharton but my hooks might help??
    ACT: 31( 35 E, 33 M, 28 R, 27 S 26 W) Hoping for a 33 on September ACT
    SAT 2's: Math 2: 720 USH: 710
    GPA( UW): 97
    Rank: Reported as top 10% but actually 3/250
    AP: US History: 4; world history: 3
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc, AP physics, AP Government, AP English, AP Spanish, Campus Ministry
    Awards: National Hispanic Recognition Program, NHS, Pre- Calc Honors highest avg award, Physics Honors highest avg award, Spanish highest avg award

    Extracurriculars: - Internship @ financial firm
    - Business and Finance Club( President)
    - Representative @ Native American organization( Contacted state congressman to raise awareness of important economic and social concerns within native american community)
    - Started tutoring business( 3 employees)
    - Representative @ organization to help hispanic children and families( Attended confrences and collaborated with other members to organize events for Hispanic children and families)
    - Managed my own stock portfolio( 20% return in 3 months)
    - Bowling Team( Varsity captain, won City championship)
    - Students Against Destructive Decisions( President: raised awareness for student issues and advocated student safety through projects throughout the year)
    - Nursing Home( Junior volunteer; all through HS 2 hours/week)
    - Band ( 1st/ lead trumpet; won silver and gold at NYSSMA)
    Common app: going to be unique; shows my maturity and development over time
    Why Penn: lots of specifics about Penn and wharton
    Recommendations: AP USH: hopefully not generic; she likes me a lot but who knows
    Pre Calc honors: hopefully not generic; i was number 1 in her class
    Counselor: generic, no doubt lol
    Additional rec: From president of company i interned at; he went to wharton for MBA ( will this help?)

    Apply for financial aid?: Yes
    Major: Finance
    State: NY
    Country: USA
    School Type: private, catholic
    Ethnicity: Hispanic/white... Part native(not enrolled) and involved in Native community
    Gender: Male
    Income: 120-125 K
    Hooks: URM, first generation college
  • f2000saf2000sa Registered User Posts: 965 Member
    You have solid chance. Good luck!
  • kufelik01kufelik01 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    Thanks so much! @f2000sa
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