I am going to be a senior this upcoming year and I'm planning on applying to Penn. I was wondering if you guys could kinda chance me on my likelihood of getting accepted. My ACT is a 33 and my school doesn't weight GPAs, and so now currently after junior year my overall GPA is a 92. I also left out electives from my class lists, as I did well in them and they were simply for grade boosting purposes, and don't really count for much in the grand scheme of things. I go to a large public high school in upstate New York, and I'm also Indian if that counts for anything. As you can tell from the title, I'm looking to apply to Wharton for Economics with concentrations in Behavioral Economics and Marketing.
Spanish II Honors
Global History Honors
AP World History (4 on exam)
Algebra 2/Trigonometry Honors
Spanish III Honors
NASA Space Research: a super involved class where we essentially worked for NASA, we had to engineer a solution to clear the ISS of Bacillus subtilis, a bacteria. We met with NASA employees, created an abstract, built our solution, presented to workers, and the seniors went and tested our creation in the "vomit comet," a zero-gravity plane ride simulating the conditions on the ISS. It was an extremely involved course and will look great on the resume, as my name is now printed on an official scientific paper.
This year had some rough patches, family-wise, and it reflected in my grades a bit. However, overall I'm still hanging in there with a 92 overall.
AP Statistics (3 on exam, not proud of that)
AP American History (4 on exam)
AP Language & Composition (5 on exam)
Physics Honors (Physics was a class I struggled in, but I'm getting a letter of recommendation from my physics teacher so hopefully that helps a little bit, because I worked my butt off in that class but somehow it just didn't seem to click.)
Spanish IV Honors
This is what I will be taking this upcoming year.
AP Literature & Composition
SUPA (Dual credit through Syracuse University, essentially an intro college course) Economics
Jun 16 - Sep 16: Tennis Coach
Sep 15 - Jun 16: Kumon Tutor
Sep 14 - Jun 15: NASA HUNCH
Sep 14 - Present: Swim Instructor
Jul 15 - Jul 15: Shadowed Pediatrician
Jun 15 - Sep 15: Kumon Tutor
Dec 14 - Present: Golisano Hospital Magazine Editor (Me and a friend put together a magazine for kids going through cancer treatments in our local children's hospital filled with activities, articles, movie reviews, et cetera to help them pass the time)
Aug 14 - Present: Rochester Museum and Science Center Volunteer
Jul 14 - Aug 14: Physical Therapy Volunteer at Strong Hospital
Jan 14 - Dec 14: Volunteer Swimming Instructor
Jan 16 - Present: National Honor Society
Dec 14 - Present: Spanish National Honor Society
Sep 15 - Present: Math Team
Sep 14 - Present: Model United Nations
Nov 12 - Mar 14: CYO Basketball
Sep 13 - Jun 14: Asset Leaders
Sep 13 - Present: Peer Tutoring
Sep 13 - Jun 14: Peer Ambassadors
Mar 15 - Present: Varsity Tennis Team
Sep 05 - Sep 10: Piano
Sep 10 - Present: Guitar
Vice President of Model United Nations Club
Secretary for Spanish National Honor Society
Captain of the Math Team
So, there you have it. What are my chances looking like? Penn is definitely one of my top choices, if not my top choice, and I would love to get in here!