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What Wharton Wants

Roger_DooleyRoger_Dooley 6084 replies100309 postsFounder Senior Member
edited January 2012 in University of Pennsylvania
I searched and couldn't find a post that referenced this... What Wharton Wants, an article from BusinessWeek.com.
In addition to being academically strong, a student must present an overall outstanding profile, both inside and outside the classroom. In the case of Wharton, applicants need a very strong mathematics background, including calculus.
edited January 2012
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  • paro46paro46 1240 replies16 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    cool. (10 char)
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  • JyankeesSS2JyankeesSS2 1970 replies51 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    too bad only the first page works
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  • ridewitbd24ridewitbd24 572 replies51 postsRegistered User Member
    lol great link....i get to read only 25%?
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  • BeachdadBeachdad 2 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    I clicked on "Print this Story", and the whole article came up.
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  • ridewitbd24ridewitbd24 572 replies51 postsRegistered User Member
    thanks beachdad would have been in the dark for the rest of my life...now i can know what he wanted the day after I applied ED :(
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  • WhartonAdvisorWhartonAdvisor 153 replies3 postsCollege Rep Junior Member
    I'm sorry - I suppose I should have posted that link. I am the one who participated in the chat with Dean Stetson. There were actually many more questions and answers that were left out of the chat transcript.

    If anyone has questions about the Wharton environment, faculty, courses, etc. please feel free to ask.
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  • Wharton411Wharton411 359 replies50 postsRegistered User Member
    WhartonAdvisor I have a question about the admissions process to Wharton. As I have heard, Penn does not have an official Wharton adcom that reviews the application from wharton students. Instead, Penn's adcom overall, makes the decisions on this. My question is, are the wharton applicants judged based off other wharton applicants or by applicants that apply to Penn? Also, what does wharton weight highly upon?
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  • WhartonAdvisorWhartonAdvisor 153 replies3 postsCollege Rep Junior Member
    The admissions committee is comprised of the Regional Director for your area, the Chair (a senior admissions officer), and a school representative (in this case, someone from Wharton). There is no such thing as "Penn's adcom overall."

    I recommend that you contact your Regional Director with specific questions about how you are evaluated.
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  • Wharton411Wharton411 359 replies50 postsRegistered User Member
    Thank you. :)
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  • bernardolwbernardolw 421 replies36 postsRegistered User Member
    Wharton Advisor... will the fact that I took the SAT II in Spanish, which is my native language, affect me? Will you even consider it?
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  • andrw313andrw313 641 replies60 postsRegistered User Member
    Will Calculus AB as a senior and AP Stats as a junior suffice?
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  • awaiting-collegeawaiting-college 218 replies7 posts. Junior Member
    ^^ WhartonAdvisor won't answer "chances" threads/posts, and for good reason.

    Anyway, I'm rather surprised that Wharton requires calculus and a strong mathematical background. I'm curious why. I suppose I haven't done my research sufficiently, as I considered most business majors to be more humanities-based than mathematical. I know you probably can not answer this, but for students who are not taking calculus ... are their chances at admission substancially lower/disadvantaged?
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  • mellowmellow 377 replies35 postsRegistered User Member
    Woohoo... all of this calculus is finally paying off.
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  • EliHopeful07EliHopeful07 384 replies4 postsRegistered User Member
    Hey awaiting, have you ever taken an economics class? It's definitely on the mathematical side of things
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  • WhartonAdvisorWhartonAdvisor 153 replies3 postsCollege Rep Junior Member
    If you have not taken calculus during high school, you are at a disadvantage. Please read my replies on the thread about Wharton requiring calculus.
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  • evil_asian_dictatorevil_asian_dictator 2167 replies139 posts- Senior Member
    Lets just hope that Wharton wants me.;)
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  • awaiting-collegeawaiting-college 218 replies7 posts. Junior Member
    Hi,

    I will have taken calculus, but not until the senior year (in IB math at my school, we don't cover this until senior year). Will Wharton accept this? Does Wharton acknowledge the differences in IB math, and how calculus is not the only topic that we cover?

    Thanks for your reply, WhartonAdvisor.
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  • brand_182brand_182 7337 replies252 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    As far as I know, most students don't even take Calculus during college, and those that do end up doing so their senior year. I think it would be a bit impractical for them to hold the fact that you took Calc during your senior year against you.
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  • chaoticchaotic 366 replies22 postsRegistered User Member
    But Wharton is an undergraduate business school with several core courses that require quantitative skills. It's reasonable to expect that a student would have a sufficient mathematical background for finance, multivar, etc.
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  • WhartonAdvisorWhartonAdvisor 153 replies3 postsCollege Rep Junior Member
    awaiting - we expect that you have taken calcululs in high school, which includes your senior year. So you are fine. The admissions officers know the difference between IB tracks and AP programs, etc.
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