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Wharton chances

pandaaapandaaa Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
edited September 2009 in University of Pennsylvania
I am on the fence as to whether I should apply or not because I don't think I am on par with the calibre of wharton students, but I really want to attend this school. Since the application process is a lot of work, I don't want to apply if I have no chance! Please let me know what you think. Thanks!

-public school that doesn't have AP courses

GPA: 3.8
ACT: 31
Gr 12 Courses: Advaced Functions, Calculus and Vectors, Data Management, Economics, World Issues, Business Leadership: Managment Fundamentals, Accounting, English

-DECA Business club (3 years): President (gr 12), VP of Marketing (gr 11)
-Girls' Athletics association (3 years): Communications Officer (gr 12)
-Choir (3 years)
-Peer mentor (2 years)
-Cross Country Team (3 years)
-Track and Field Team (3 years)

Work and Volunteer:
-Canada Running Series: Run Ambassador
-Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada: Occasional Support Volunteer
-Babysitting 7+ hours a week
-Math tutor
-Administrative Assistant at Crystal Homes

Awards and Conferences:
-Provincial Math Competition: placed in the top 25% in the province
-DECA Regionals 2008: top 10 oral
-DECA Provincials 2008: top 20 in orals and overall
-DECA Summer Officer Leadership Training Participant
+participation in many more DECA conferences
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Replies to: Wharton chances

  • ChoklitRainChoklitRain - Posts: 2,625 Senior Member
    app doesn't seem wharton caliber
  • illuminarilluminar Registered User Posts: 648 Member
    ACT is low for an international and EC's don't stand out.

    There are 40 Canadian freshmen at Penn. Wharton makes up ~1/5 of the undergrad population, so you'd expect around 8 Canadians to attend, maybe 10 or so to get in. I have a feeling the number is a bit lower in actuality. The odds are not good.
  • wtanwtan Registered User Posts: 158 Junior Member
    Your stats are on the lower end of the Wharton spectrum, although your course schedule and EC's seem to indicate that you have an avid interest in business/economics. If you can reinforce that through your essays and rec's, you might have a chance.
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