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  • Nora Sun

Tags: UPenn, first generation, low income


Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Study: Major in cognitive science, minor in computer science


High School Experience

High school was a very positive experience for me, I liked most of my teachers as well as my peers.


Course choices

My favorite classes in high school were calculus and environmental science.


AP/IBs

AP environmental science: 4


GPA

3.7 unweighted


Standardized Testing

SAT: 1400


Extracurriculars

I played varsity baseball and varsity football for 3 years.


Recommendations

Of the three teachers that wrote my recommendations, I was very close with two of them.


Essays

My essays were about some experiences I had growing up.


Strengths

I think my test score and essays made my application stand out.


Advice

In school, prioritize your own learning and set goals to succeed academically.


Circumstances

I’m considered low income first generation, and I was recruited to my school to play football.


Why?

I was recruited for football.


#UPenn #first_generation #low_income

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