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UPenn Essay Sample

Hey guys! I'm working on my UPenn application and struggling with the essay. Does anyone have a successful UPenn essay they would be willing to share for inspiration?

6 months ago

Hey, sharing an entire successful UPenn essay might not be feasible in this forum, but I can certainly provide you with some guidance and tips to help you write a strong one.

Firstly, make sure your essay is tailored to UPenn and shows genuine interest in the university. Research about specific programs, clubs, and other unique opportunities that the school offers, and then mention them in your essay, highlighting why these aspects attract you.

Try to have a core theme that connects your experiences, goals, and the resources at UPenn. This will help your essay stand out and be memorable. Be authentic and narrate experiences that demonstrate your abilities, growth, and the character traits that will contribute positively to the UPenn community.

For example, let's say you're interested in entrepreneurship and community development. You could start your essay by talking about a personal experience that inspired you to improve your local community, such as volunteering at a local non-profit or starting your own small business. Then, you can discuss how a certain program at UPenn, like the Wharton School's Entrepreneurship & Innovation program, aligns with your goals and how resources like the Pennovation Center can significantly contribute to your personal and professional growth. Additionally, you can mention clubs or organizations on campus that you're excited to join, which directly align with your passions.

To learn more about these essays, read this blog post: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-upenn-supplemental-essays/

Remember to keep your tone genuine and personal, showing your excitement for attending UPenn and detailing the ways in which you will contribute to and benefit from the campus community.

Good luck with your essay!

6 months ago

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