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Penn Class of 2023 ED Results ONLY

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  • baseballparkbaseballpark 2 replies1 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted - CAS

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay): 800/760/22
    SAT I superscore (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay): same as listed

    ACT (breakdown):
    ACT superscore (breakdown):

    SAT II (subject, score): Mathematics Level 2: 800 / World History: 800 / Biology M: 760
    Unweighted/Weighted GPA: 4.98 out of 5 (1 B out of all 4 years)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
    AP/IB (place score in parentheses): English Literature & Composition (5), United States History (5), United States Government & Politics (5), English Language & Composition (5), Statistics (5), Calculus BC (5), Macroeconomics (5), Microeconomics (5), World History (4)
    Senior Year Course Load:
    Number of other ED applicants in your school: 4

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel, etc.): 3rd place at Ayn Rand Essay contest 2018, national prize for NASA Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest
    Common Awards (AP Scholar, honor roll, NM things, etc.):

    -World Scholar's Cup -> 1st place in scholar's challenge & global round qualifier

    -Destination Imagination Asia Round -> 1st place & global round qualifier

    -Oxford Youth Writing Challenge -> Bodley Gold Award

    -SKEC Essay Contest -> Bronze prize

    -International English Essay Contest -> Silver prize

    -ISSCY finalist

    -Korea Public Speaking Competition -> 2nd place in interpretive reading

    -awards in Spanish speaking contest and English speaking contest (school)

    -academic excellence awards in English and Calculus (school)

    -awards in mock trial, moot court, and MUN competitions



    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (name, grade levels, leadership, description):

    11, 12
    School
    4 hr/wk, 32 wk/yr
    Founder, Humans of HAFS
    Interviewed school teachers, students, and faculty members and uploaded the interviews on an online page

    Internship
    11, 12
    40 hr/wk, 2 wk/yr
    Intern / Assistant FD, Korea Joongang Daily / MBC
    Wrote an article on match fixing in the Korean baseball league / proofread scripts & assisted the head Floor Director(paid)

    Music: Vocal
    10, 11, 12
    2 hr/wk, 20 wk/yr
    Vocalist @ Lagom Lagom (HAFS busking club)
    recorded and published cover songs on Facebook and Youtube & held busking sessions

    Journalism/Publication
    10, 11, 12
    5 hr/wk, 32 wk/yr
    Chief Editor / journalist @ The Beacon / Harbinger
    wrote articles and movie/book reviews & supervised the overall editing/publishing process of an English journal

    Research
    11, 12
    8 hr/wk, 40 wk/yr
    Researcher, CCT & IPPF & ISSCY
    Researched topics such as roles of the press during 20c colonial Korea, efficacy of legally binding climate accords, and ways to prevent fake reviews

    Other Club/Activity
    10, 11, 12
    4 hr/wk, 32 wk/yr
    Captain @ Gyujanggak (HAFS public diplomacy club)
    held public diplomacy lectures and hosted campaigns to promote Korea


    10 hr/wk, 16 wk/yr
    Director, 2018 DMZ Docs
    Directed a documentary film about the digital marginalization of the elderly in Korea, which was shown at the DMZ Intl. Documentary Film Festival

    Dance
    12
    10 hr/wk, 8 wk/yr
    Dancer, Flamenco
    Participated in the La Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla as the Korean representative

    Community Service (Volunteer)
    10, 11, 12
    4 hr/wk, 28 wk/yr
    Mentor, ROTARY / HUFS Gifted Mentoring Program
    Mentored elementary students about book discussion and journalism theories

    Athletics
    10, 11, 12
    3 hr/wk, 20 wk/yr
    Baseball, Captain, Grand Slam (HAFS baseball club)
    Organized friendly matches with other high school teams, participated in the 2018 Yongin high school all-star match as the school representative




    Job/Work Experience: included in EC's
    Volunteer/Community Service: Included in EC’s
    Summer Experience: Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies -> took the Media Studies course
    Teacher Recommendation #1: English Literature teacher, 10/10
    Teacher Recommendation #2: AP World History teacher, 9/10
    Counselor Rec: 10/10
    Additional Info/Rec: I got one from a producer who supervised my internship activity at broadcasting station.
    Interview: nothing special, very casual

    Writing (Subject, 1-10 rating, details):
    Why Penn: 9 out of 10. I got advice from a Penn student who graduated from my high school.
    Common App Essay: wrote about my achievement as the founder of Humans of HAFS. I would rate it a 6 out of 10.


    Other:
    Date Submitted App: Oct 31
    Applied for Financial Aid? No
    U.S. State/Territory or Country: South Korea (I have a US citizenship though)
    School Type: Private boarding school, around 75 kids in my program
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket Range: Doesn’t qualify for FA
    Hooks (URM, first generation, recruited athelete, development):

    Reflection
    Strengths: test scores and awards..?
    Weaknesses: My commonapp essay was probably my biggest weakness
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: N/A
    What would you have done differently? Literally nothing

    Other Factors:
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  • UGG2023UGG2023 283 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Rejected CAS
    Objective:

    SAT I superscore:1510
    ACT:N/A
    SAT II: 740 Math II, 660 Literature
    Unweighted/Weighted GPA: 3.98 UW
    Rank: school does not rank
    AP/IB: AP Art History (5), AP US History (4)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc AB, Economics, Philosophy, French VI, Senior English Elective, Peer Leadership Course
    Number of other ED applicants in your school: 2 that I know of and both were also legacies
    Major Awards:
    Common Awards: Deans List 9,10,11,12

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (name, grade levels, leadership, description): Student Life Co Head, Peer Leader
    Job/Work Experience:
    Volunteer/Community Service: Jr Coach Volunteer for a national outreach program for girls, Foreign Language tutor Volunteer, Boys and Girls Club Volunteer, International volunteer in schools and animal sanctuaries
    Summer Experience: Penn Young Scholars Program 2018, 4.0
    Teacher Recommendation #1: English Teacher
    Teacher Recommendation #2: Head of Science Department
    Counselor Rec: Yes
    Additional Info/Rec: Wrote about my disabilities
    Interview: 1.5 Hour in person, thought it went really well

    Writing (Subject, 1-10 rating, details):
    Why Penn: wrote about specific classes, professors, research
    Any dual-degree program essays: No
    CommonApp Essay:


    Other:
    Date Submitted App: 10/22/18
    Applied for Financial Aid? No
    U.S. State/Territory or Country: NJ
    School Type: Private
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket Range: High
    Hooks : 4th Generation Legacy, Penn Young Scholar

    Reflection
    Strengths: ?
    Weaknesses: ? another ED applicant from my school has a parent who is a politically significant alumni and they were admitted
    Were else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: waiting until March
    What would you have done differently?: Put too much faith in legacy status, not wasted my time and effort applying to Penn and applied ED elsewhere, this rejection was devastating but i’m moving on...
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  • vjx2001vjx2001 5 replies0 threads New Member
    edited December 2018
    Decision: Accepted - Nursing

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay):
    SAT I superscore (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay): 790/780/19
    ACT (breakdown):
    ACT superscore (breakdown):
    SAT II (subject, score): Math II 800, Chemistry 720
    Unweighted/Weighted GPA: 4.08/4.0 weighted
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
    AP/IB (place score in parentheses): USH (4), Calc AB (5)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Environmental Science, AP Lit, AP Psychology, AP Calculus BC, IB Language B, Gov/Econ Honors
    Number of other ED applicants in your school: >10 (made me really scared honestly)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel, etc.):
    Common Awards (AP Scholar, honor roll, NM things, etc.): honor roll, national merit commended, nhs

    Subjective: (I'm going to be really vague here because I don't want people from my school to recognize me)
    Extracurriculars (name, grade levels, leadership, description): dance instructor, a couple of cultural clubs (I lead some of them)
    Job/Work Experience: Internship at a pretty big, well-known organization (related to environmental science but not nursing) ~ total of 200-300 hours
    Volunteer/Community Service: English/Math Tutoring (over 200 hours), fundraising for hospitals
    Summer Experience: summer program at Penn; took a biology course at a university
    Teacher Recommendation #1: 10/10
    Teacher Recommendation #2: 7/10 didnt really know me that well but did teach me for two years
    Counselor Rec: 6/10 a pretty generic letter since there were so many students
    Additional Info/Rec:
    Interview: 4/10 everything was lukewarm lol; imo it didn't affect my application at all bc it wasnt very good but also wasnt very bad either

    Writing (Subject, 1-10 rating, details):
    Why Penn: 9/10 talked about my summer at Penn and about the courses i want to take there (nutrition minor, abroad programs, community awareness programs)
    Any dual-degree program essays:
    CommonApp Essay: 8/10 I was pretty passionate about the subject but it could've been better


    Other:
    Date Submitted App: 10/31/18
    Applied for Financial Aid? yes
    U.S. State/Territory or Country:
    School Type:
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: female
    Income Bracket Range: <25k
    Hooks (URM, first generation, recruited athelete, development): first generation

    Reflection
    Strengths: sat, penn's summer program, why penn essay
    Weaknesses: interview
    Were else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
    What would you have done differently?: should have tried to connect with the interviewer more

    Other Factors:
    edited December 2018
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  • britdarrowbritdarrow 49 replies3 threads Junior Member
    edited January 2019
    Decision: Deferred - CAS


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay): N/A
    SAT I superscore (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay): N/A
    ACT (breakdown): 35 (36 E, 35 M, 35 R, 33 S and 11 writing)
    ACT superscore (breakdown): one-sitting
    SAT II (subject, score): 800 Math II, 800 US History
    Unweighted/Weighted GPA: 4.0 UW/4.6 W
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2/730
    AP/IB (place score in parentheses): Bio (4), Euro (5), Calc BC (5), Enviro (5), APUSH (5), Lang (5), CSP (5)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Stats, AP Physics C, AP Lit, AP Gov, Journalism AP Psych (online thru BYU), Multivariable Calculus (online thru JHU CTY), Ordinary Differential Equations (through community college)
    Number of other ED applicants in your school: 0
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel, etc.): rip
    Common Awards (AP Scholar, honor roll, NM things, etc.): National Merit Commended, California Sealbearer Candidate, AP Scholar, Math Achievement Award within my school, nothing rly good

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (name, grade levels, leadership, description): cross-country (captain, 9-12, recruited by low-level DI schools and highly-competitive DIII schools), track (captain, 9-12, recruited by low-level DI schools and highly-competitive DIII schools), peer tutor (11,12), owner of local tutoring company (11, 12), counselor at local summer camp (9-12), volunteer at local hospital (12), research (10, 11, 12, published in an academic journal), math club (11, 12, secretary)
    Job/Work Experience:^^^ paid tutor bc I own the business and working as a camp counselor during summers and winters
    Volunteer/Community Service: volunteering at hospital
    Summer Experience: i went to those super expensive summer programs but didn't mention them in application
    Teacher Recommendation #1: well idk how to judge these, given that I didn't read them, but I would say likely 9/10 -- my AP Calc BC teacher and she told me that I was one of the best students she's ever had
    Teacher Recommendation #2: meh 7/10 AP Lang Teacher -- she was a kinda bitter lady but I think she liked me
    Counselor Rec: 6/10 -- go to a huge public schools where the college counselors don't even meet the students till their senior year. I'm sure these letters are extremely generic.
    Additional Info/Rec:
    Interview: 6/10. She was an interesting lady...I felt like she struggled to keep the conversation flowing. She kept putting her head in her hands and furrowing her eyebrows, trying to think of different questions. It was weird.

    Writing (Subject, 1-10 rating, details):
    Why Penn: 9/10. I think this was one of my best essays.
    Any dual-degree program essays:
    CommonApp Essay: 7/10. I have no idea how to judge this essay, so I'm giving it a 7. It's well-written, but perhaps a bit rushed at the end.


    Other:
    Date Submitted App: 10/19
    Applied for Financial Aid? Nope
    U.S. State/Territory or Country: CA
    School Type: Huge Public, majority white students
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket Range: >250,000
    Hooks (URM, first generation, recruited athelete, development): none rip

    Reflection
    Strengths: test scores, grades, class-rank, supplement
    Weaknesses: ECs--pretty obviously done at the end of my high school career. I don't know how to judge my common app, but maybe that was a weakness? IDK. Being an overrepresented race from an overrepresented state w/no legacy
    Were else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Deferred UChicago
    What would you have done differently?: A part of me wishes that I did ED to a non-ivy (ie: Duke, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Chicago, etc.) Those schools definitely care more about numbers than the ivies do in the Early Decision rounds. But, at the same time, Penn is my top school and I'm not doing ED II bc I like my shot at Penn come March. For future applicants, I just wanna let you know that numbers AREN'T anything!! Once you get to a certain caliber of students, it's all about differentiating yourself with stellar essays :)
    edited January 2019
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  • ConfringoConfringo 26 replies14 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted - SEAS
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  • thejewishstarthejewishstar 4 replies1 threads New Member
    Decision: Deferred - Wharton

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay): 1560 -- 790/770
    SAT I superscore (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay): one sitting
    ACT (breakdown): 34 single sitting composite
    ACT superscore (breakdown): 35 -- 34e/36m/34r/36s two attempts
    SAT II (subject, score): 800s on math 2 and physics
    Unweighted/Weighted GPA: 4.00UW ~4.5W
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):N/a
    AP/IB (place score in parentheses):All 5s on Ap BC, Physics 1 C mech and E&M APUSH APGOV and a 6 on ib hl math
    Senior Year Course Load:AP econ Ap chem IB further math, ib english hl, ib german hl
    Number of other ED applicants in your school: none i think
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel, etc.):none oof
    Common Awards (AP Scholar, honor roll, NM things, etc.): Aps, Nat merit com, AIME qualifier

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (name, grade levels, leadership, description): NHS VP volunteer organization and started a tutoring initiative thing after school cuz I like to tutor, 1st tenor sax in Band up until senior year bc work, pres of math club, member at my local jewish temple.
    Job/Work Experience: Grocery stock clerk like 18 hrs a week sometimes less
    Volunteer/Community Service: see above
    Summer Experience: video games, helped some friends when they organized a tedx
    Teacher Recommendation #1: Math teacher, we get along swimmingly
    Teacher Recommendation #2: German teacher, awesome guy, let me tell him some stuff to write
    Counselor Rec: she's nice i talk to her some idk how unique tho
    Additional Info/Rec: n/a
    Interview: Really good, we had a lot in common the guy was really awesome and nice and said he would 'sing my praises', but honestly I dont know how much they look at the interveiw unless you cuss them out or dont show up, but still probably my favorite part of the app.

    Writing (Subject, 1-10 rating, details):
    Why Penn: I obviously thought it was pretty dope or I wouldn't have submitted it lol
    Any dual-degree program essays: none
    CommonApp Essay: ^^


    Other:
    Date Submitted App: 10/31/18
    Applied for Financial Aid? Yes please
    U.S. State/Territory or Country: O-H--I-O
    School Type: Public and good, but not one of those whack schools. ACT avg is like 24 for reference
    Ethnicity: White jew
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket Range: middle class suburbia
    Hooks (URM, first generation, recruited athelete, development): One of my uncles went to penn like 40 years ago and is a firefighter now so idk if that matters or not.

    Reflection
    Strengths: grades, scores, recs..... essays?
    Weaknesses: ECs are kinda generic and I didn't start anything super special
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Idk yet hopefully i get in somewhere lol
    What would you have done differently?: Probably nothing this is better than I expected. Biggest help probably would've been if I came back from my Acl injury to play sports to make me more attractive to schools but that wouldn't have been good for my health in all likelihood so I'd say I'm pleased with ending up where I did. There's always the Wharton meme of "I could've started a business" but idk how true that really is, they want uniqueness more than that I think. This gives me confidence with my chances at other schools for RD. Penn as a whole I don't believe defers more than they accept ED so i assume wharton does the same so Defer means like ~top30% not too shabby.

    PS CC keeps on glitching so sorry if these gets posted multiple times

    Update 3/28/19: Rejected regular, so it goes, good luck future peeps.
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  • booksforlife01booksforlife01 5 replies0 threads New Member
    [ color=green] Decision: Accepted - Wharton[ /color]

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay): Highest: 790 Math/ 690 Reading/Writing
    SAT I superscore (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay): 790 Math/ 710 Reading Writing
    ACT (breakdown): Highest: 34 Comp: 35 Math, 31 Science, 35 English, 34 Reading
    ACT superscore (breakdown): 35: 35 Math, 33 Science, 35 english, 35 reading
    SAT II (subject, score): 800 Math 2
    Unweighted/Weighted GPA: 3.95/4.0 and 5.39/6.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 10/364
    AP/IB (place score in parentheses):
    5s: AP Macro, AP Micro, AP Stats,
    4s: AP Eng Lit, AP Eng Lang, AP World History, AP Comp Gov, AP Environmental,
    3s: AP US gov, AP Human Geo
    Math SL: 6
    Senior Year Course Load:
    Calculus 2&3 with Analytical Geometry, IB History HL, IB English HL, IB Psychology HL, IB Spanish B SL, IB Chemistry SL
    Number of other ED applicants in your school:
    1 that i know of
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel, etc.):
    FBLA Business Mathematics 3rd in district
    Spanish Conference: Top award
    Debate; Numerous speaking awards for Congress
    Common Awards (AP Scholar, honor roll, NM things, etc.):
    AP National Scholar, Straight Honor roll, National Honor Society.

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (name, grade levels, leadership, description):
    Job/Work Experience:
    Volunteer/Community Service:
    Summer Experience: I interned at the state attorney's office for two summers. It was unpaid and only 3 days a week, but
    Teacher Recommendation #1: 8/10. I had the teacher for two years and she really enjoyed having me because a lot of students didn't take her seriously. I took comp gov with her and told her about how it led to my itnerest in international finance, so she liked that.
    Teacher Recommendation #2: 6/10. The teacher actually hated me last year, because I wasn't very enthusiastic, but i worked hard to get on her good side and we had a joking relationship at the end of the year. I'm really good at math so that's really why I asked her.
    Counselor Rec: 7/10. If he filled out what I provided on the RecLetterTool, it should be okay. he knew i was serious about my studies so I would hope that he put in his best effort.
    Additional Info/Rec:
    Interview: 7/10. It was okay but nothing that special. We mostly just talked about his experience at Penn, and i threw in some details while i could, but he didn't seem too interested in what I wanted to do at penn.

    Writing (Subject, 1-10 rating, details):
    Why Penn: 9/10. I spent two weeks there over the summer and it really helped me get a feel for the penn environment and campus. I showed confidence in being accepted to penn, and made it clear that I would use all of Penn's resources to my advantage.
    Any dual-degree program essays:
    CommonApp Essay: 9/10. I talked about a health issue and how i turned it from something that could've ruined my life into an opportunity for me to grow and help other people.


    Other:
    Date Submitted App: 10/20
    Applied for Financial Aid? Yes but did not receive
    U.S. State/Territory or Country: Florida
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Femail
    Income Bracket Range: >200,000
    Hooks (URM, first generation, recruited athelete, development): Female.

    Reflection

    Strengths: I spent two weeks at Penn and was really invovled in their high school program (KWHS). I think my grades and scores put me in the running, but my interest and pursuance into wanting to make penn my home really brought me on top. My essay really made connections between what I have been doing, to what I would do should I be accepted to Penn. To future applicants, make sure that you have done your research ab what Penn looks for! Just finding stats and classes online doesn't show true interest.

    Weaknesses: I didn't really have any business ECs or non-profits going on.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Haven't received any back.
    What would you have done differently?:

    Other Factors:
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