Search
  • Nora Sun

Tags: UPenn


Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Study: Major in neuroscience


High School Experience

My high school experience was overall pretty good. I mainly spent my time studying, sport practice, and extracurricular activities. There were many school events like basketball and football games which I attended with friends.


Course choices

I took basically every single AP class my school offered, totaling to 16, so I explored all subjects


AP/IBs

The APs I took were: world history, Chem, Biology, Calc BC, Lang, US History, Stats, Lit, Physics C (Mech and E&M), Econ (micro and macro), government (US and Comparative), French, psychology. I got all 5 fives except for chem and lang, waiting on my scores for this year.


GPA



Standardized Testing

SAT: 1550

ACT: 35

SAT Math 2: 800

SAT Biology: 760

SAT US History: 740


Extracurriculars

I took part in various: Science Olympiad, Math League, Student Council, Varsity Soccer and Track, and I held leadership positions in all of those. I also played the violin and piano.


Recommendations

My world history teacher and chemistry wrote my recommendations, I had a really strong relationship with each of them.


Essays

My common app essay was about how my life was similar to each of the Marvel Cinematic Movies and how things I learned in my life applied.


Strengths

I knew I was a strong applicant because of how well versed my extracurricular activities and internships were along with my very high grades.


Advice

My advice would be to keep working hard and choose a passion that you have and keep exploring all aspects of it and dive into anything that you find interesting.


Circumstances

None


Why?

I choose Penn because of the liberal arts curriculum, amazing pre-med program/ training, and the work hard-play hard atmosphere.


#UPenn

Recent Posts

See All

Affable Minotaur: Undergraduate at Tufts

Tags: Tufts, low income, first generation Institution: Tufts University Study: Major in biomedical engineering High School Experience My high school experience was exceptional, but I’ve come to unders

Adventurous Lamia: Undergraduate at UC Berkeley

Tags: UC Berkeley Institution: University of California Berkeley Study: Major in molecular & cellular biology on a pre-med track, minor/double major in philosophy High School Experience I actually lov

Adaptable Kobaloi: Undergraduate at UCLA

Tags: UCLA Institution: University of California Los Angeles Study: Major in mathematics High School Experience High school treated me pretty well I’d say. I definitely blossomed a ton in these last 4