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UPenn Admissions Chances?

soloswordsmansoloswordsman 1 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
What do you think my chances of transferring to UPenn are?
Chinese-American Male
I applied for my first undergraduate school at Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Baruch as an Accounting Major and I GOT IN/ADMITTED, NO WAITLIST, here are my High School stats:
First and only SAT: 1900 (because my parents, coming from a background with a tough and interesting story, didn't educate me about how i needed SAT for college and the such
Unweighted HS GPA (out of 4.0): 3.8
AP Scores: 5 in AP US History, 5 in AP Macroeconomics, 4 in AP Microeconomics, 4 in AP Calc AB
Senior Year Course Load & Grades:
AP Calc AB: B
AP Chemistry: A-
AP Economics: A+
AP English Literature: A
AP Govt & Politics: A
College Accounting: A+
College Marketing: A+
Some Important Junior Year Courses & Grades:
AP US History: A+
AP English Lang: A-
Accounting: A+
HS Awards: Excellence in College Accounting & Most Improved in English
Other Accolades: Varsity Basketball Team, Varsity Track, Varsity Lacrosse
Letter of Recommendations: one from my AP English Lit & Lang teacher (same teacher), AP US History teacher, Vice Principal of HS, College & regular Accounting professor (same professor), Basketball Coach
Macaulay Honors @ Baruch Grade & Courses:
OVERALL FINAL GPA: (Final summer semester caused my GPA to go from am 3.7 to a 3.3, out of 4.0 GPA)
# of Credits: 59
Awards: Global Student Certificate, Hertog Scholars Program @ Macaulay, Analyst @ Baruch Investment Management Group, Model United Nations, Founding Member of Business Brigades @ Global Brigades, Intramurals Basketball

One of my goals is to become a US-China Diplomat after venturing into a career in finance & consulting. As an Asian American, it's atypical to play both lacrosse and basketball So I'd say I definitely stand out amongst my other personal/confidential details...and I will be honorably receiving...:


1. A Wharton/UPenn Executive Education Director who is also Asian and is getting his Doctorate of Education from UPenn currently
2. A Former Dean of International Students & Scholars @UPenn who was the Director of Student Life at Macaulay that helped me through my difficult times growing up moving out of my step familys home at the age of 16 and through homelessness
3. A Family Line of the Founding Family of Harvard University back in the 1700s and I work on his Young Leadership Board/Scholars Group and as a lead writer on his blog
4. My Arts in NYC Professor whom I've known since freshman year and who got his graduate degree from Yale in Political Science
5. A Current Practicing Lawyer who is also a FORMER MAGNA CUM LAUDE STUDENT AT UPENN, 2004 graduated, studied political science whom I have worked on legal cases with, work-wise

I will also be studying at Peking University studying Intensive Mandarin Chinese for a year before transferring to UPenn in my genuine interest in being a future economic officer/Foreign Service Officer for the US Dept. of State...

Given how I stand out having been accepted into Macaulay from high school, how likely are my chances of getting into UPenn transfer next go round?

I'd like to do the Huntsman Program for International Affairs & Business but sadly they only accept freshman/students from HS for that program, so I will plan on minoring in International Affairs and possibly I guess just apply for the Wharton undergrad school
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  • soloswordsmansoloswordsman 1 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
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  • doublepenguindoublepenguin 65 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Possible, but college GPA is definitely on the lower end. Seems like you have an interesting story to tell in your essays. Those two essays in the transfer application is going to be very critical for you. I suggest applying to other schools as well on the lower end and similar tier to Penn if you're firm on transferring out. Best of luck with the process.
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