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What are my chances for Wharton ED?? =)

aleen112aleen112 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited October 2009 in University of Pennsylvania
Hey guys! Please chance me for wharton! =) I really would like to go there, and want to know what you guys think my chances are like!

Academics:
I attend the Education Program for Gifted Youth Online High School at Stanford University.
• AP courses completed: English Language & Composition, Biology, U.S. History, Chemistry, Calculus AB
• AP courses in progress: Statistics, English Language & Literature, Calculus BC, Physics B
• Completed a university level Economics course through Stanford University
• Awarded ‘Best Lab Partner’ (Spring 2006) and ‘Most Efficient Lab Team’ (Spring 2008)
• Top 5 regional finalist in ‘Growing Up Asian in America’ essay competition (Spring 2008)

GPA: My UW GPA is 3.5!( I goofed off during freshman year and my GPA reflects it..It's not terrible, but it's definitely not one of my selling points. However, it has been on the upswing these past couple years, and my junior year GPA was 4.0 UW.) In addition, the program I have been in since sophomore year is extremely rigorous, so it's harder to score A's, since we are taught by college profs. Also, I know math is really important to Wharton, and my math grades even in Freshman year have consistently been straight A's..idk if that helps

SAT I:
I took it with no prep and I scored a 2170.. I'm planning on retaking it in October and I've been scoring in the 2300's on practice tests (if thats any indication?)

SAT II's:
Lit: 770
Math IIC: I'm taking it in Nov

WORK EXPERIENCE:
I worked in a leading animation studio in Beijing, China this past summer. While there I:
• Created a short film about the company, to be featured as promotional material on their website.
• Compiled and proofread several business documents; ensured translated message remained accurate.
They have retained me to: (I'm SO excited about this! =) )
• Assist in increasing Xing Xing’s public relations efforts by creating a Wikipedia page.
• Growing and procuring new business by representing the company at animation fairs & conventions.

I co-own a restaurant in the town where I live. I generally work on the business end, and some of the stuff I have done is:
• Redesign the menu for the restaurant that resulted in increasing sales by 10%.
• Changing the restaurant’s brand image to increase customer perception.
• Doubled the restaurant chain’s footprint after performing a comprehensive market and client survey.
• I am currently analyzing various business growth strategies, such as expanding the restaurant chain on a regional level.

I interned in the marketing department at Cisco Systems. While there I worked on:
• Assisted on several online advertising and social media projects for Cisco.
• Actively participated in the launch of a global marketing campaign that engaged a new demographic of users.
• Strengthened the public relation efforts of Cisco by posting frequent business updates on Twitter; the initiative increased Cisco’s Twitter followers by 900 users.
• Deepened customer relations by interacting with existing and prospective clients and obtaining product feedback.

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES:
• Chairman and Founder: Global Outreach Committee (Fall 2007-Spring 2008)
• Student Commissioner in my Town Government: Liaison to Youth Commission & Member of Grant Sub-Committee (2007-2008)
• Student Commissioner in my Town Government: Parks and Public Works Commission - Developing a website featuring several walking tours in the town (2008-Present)
• Student Commissioner in my Town Government: Community Services Commission: Received a commendation for exceptional volunteer work from the government. (2008)

ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS:
Art & Music:
• Regional Finalist: VOCE program, Music Teachers' Association of Northern California (2008)
• Regional Second Place Champion (Opera & Broadway): The Western Regional California State Talent and Performing Arts Competition (2009)
• Regional Grand Divisional Champion (Opera): California State Spring Talent Festival (2009)
• Regional First Place Champion (Broadway): California State Spring Talent Festival (2009)
• Regional Grand Divisional Champion (Broadway): Greater Bay Area Talent Competition (2008)
• International Second Place Winner: AFAF Golden Voices Carnegie Hall Competition (2009)
• Level 8 Qualified Singer of the California Music Teacher's Association Certificate Of Musical Merit Program; selected regionally to perform at the State Honors Convention for every level completed
• Sold four paintings and donated proceeds to the American India Foundation.

Volunteer Activities:
• Volunteer: Local senior center – committed four hours every week. (2004-2008)
• Co-Chair: Service Club - A project aimed at preserving ocean sustainability, commissioned by Steve Mayer, the co-founder of Atari and Digital F/X. (Spring 2009)


What do you guys think my chances are like?
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Replies to: What are my chances for Wharton ED?? =)

  • longstreetlongstreet Registered User Posts: 213 Junior Member
    It certainly sounds like you're involved, but I'm sorry to say that even with your stellar ec's I seriously doubt if you can get in. You have respectable scores and they put you in the competitive range, but they won't get you in off of their own merit. In addition to that, you have a slightly low GPA. All of this can be fixed through impressive rec letters and essays, but I'm sorry to say that the fact that you are asian will hurt you. At ivies, Asians are considered to be overrepresented minorities and they usually have to score significantly higher than their white/black/hispanic etc. . .counterparts to stay competitive. I've seen asian kids with perfect GPA's, SAT scores, ACT scores, and SATII scores get rejected to stanford and then Native American kids just barely hovering above average get in. Race plays too big of a deal in the acceptance process at this level of school, but it's something to be aware of. That being said, you have great ec's and it's obvious you can write a good essay, so if I were you I'd still throw my hat in the ring. . .to the best of my knowledge I'd say you have about a 3/10 chance of getting in.
    Best of luck though. Chance me please?

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/801478-chances-wharton-ed-will-chance-back.html#post1063436902
  • akkipennakkipenn Registered User Posts: 334 Member
    have u started/ finished writing ur penn essays? cause its kinda lete to start you know. and if you have already finished them then theres no point asking. but i would suggest wait till RD. DEFINITELY. get ur testing scores up in nov, dec, jan and send! No point now EDing. it would make sense if you EA to stanford though as the EPGY would count ALOT in the EA process. but wharton definitely RD.
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