How to write the UPenn essays

Recorded Friday, April 1, 2022 at 09:00 PM

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University of Pennsylvania | UPenn

Philadelphia, PA

Last week, we covered UPenn’s admissions process, from academics to extracurriculars and beyond. In this stream, Aja, a recent UPenn graduate, will go in-depth on how to write the essays for the University of Pennsylvania.

We’ll cover how to write the two all-applicant essays, as well as essays for specific programs. We’ll also cover supplements for The Huntsman Program, The Digital Media Design Program, The Life Sciences and Management Program, the Jerome Fisher Management and Technology Program, the NETS Engineering program, the VIPER program, the Nursing and Healthcare Management Program, and the Bio-Dental Program.

If you’re interested in one of these selective programs, you should definitely stop by this stream!

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University of Pennsylvania | UPenn

Philadelphia, PA
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Undergrad College: University of Pennsylvania '2021

Major: Linguistics, Cognitive Science

Graduate College: University of Edinburgh

Work Experience: Throughout my advising career, I’ve helped tons of students craft their perfect admissions narrative, nail their interviews, maximize their standardized test scores and ultimately, gain acceptance to their dream schools! During undergrad, I worked as an RA in two research labs, culminating in published work, in addition to serving as a near-peer public speaking coach. I am currently completing my MSc in Evolution of Language and Cognition at the University of Edinburgh.

My Admissions Story: As a low-income student, I had no idea how to approach college admissions. I remember looking at the sticker prices for the schools I was interested in and worrying that college might not actually be for me. Fortunately, I was able to find my way, navigating the complex process of admissions and aid. I’m so excited to be in a position to help other students who feel as I once did.

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