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Should I mention being Quaker on UPenn application?

aesireanaesirean 0 replies4 threadsRegistered User New Member
I'm of Quaker descent, should I mention that?
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  • gardenstategalgardenstategal 5690 replies10 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    It's not a Quaker school, so I can't imagine that they would care.

    With that said and if you are a Quaker and if it defines something in how you live your life, you could consider it as an essay topic.

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  • happy1happy1 22840 replies2247 threadsVerified Member Senior Member
    Agree, if it is a meaningful part of your life that you want to work into an essay that is fine...but if you think throwing out that tidbit will help your chances of admission simply because the school's athletic teams are called the Quakers I believe you are mistaken.
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  • lookingforwardlookingforward 34070 replies376 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    But, "Quaker descent" Like some ancestor?

    You could really create the wrong impression, if you get this mixed up. What tip do you expect from it? Why not learn what they DO look for?

    https://www.thedp.com/article/2010/02/whats_in_the_quaker_name
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  • oak2mapleoak2maple 151 replies18 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited May 14
    My son will be entering Penn this fall as a freshman. My direct ancestor came to America on the same boat as William Penn. They were all Quakers, and my paternal grandfather was still a practicing Quaker. However, when my father married my mother they decided to raise us children in my mother’s religion (Protestant). Therefore, since we go to a Protestant church, my son did not mention being a Quaker on his application. My point is that if you say you are a Quaker, you must really be a Quaker. I hope this helps.
    edited May 14
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