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Penn Admissions Blog
Why Penn?
Julia | August 19, 2017
My senior year of high school I applied to 19 schools. By April, I was a mess. I thought the hardest part was behind me— writing applications. But then came the most daunting task of all: choosi...
An Important Introduction
Nina | August 19, 2017
It’s October? It’s 2017? It’s my SENIOR YEAR?? What?! Where am I?? Although I don’t feel that my time at Penn has flown by at all, it seems like just yesterday that I started writing fo...
A True Break
Anova | August 19, 2017
Especially when midterm season was finally over for me last week, I was ready to relax, sleep 14 hours a day, and do an absolute minimum amount of work. Being at Penn with a willingness to explore...
Rant for Growing Souls: Introduction
Seung-Hyun | August 19, 2017
When I first came to Penn, my name was not Seung-Hyun. Like many immigrants in this country, I took on another name that was much more pronounceable and more “palatable” to the ears....
You, Me, and What This Blog Will Be!
Zach | August 19, 2017
Hello and welcome to the blog! I am so excited to be able to give you a glimpse into my life at Penn through this blog! I hail from Washington, DC, but grew up in a small city in Southwestern V...
Undecided, Surprisingly Uncomplicated
Julia | July 6, 2017
For many, one of the most daunting sections of the Common App is deciding how to fill in that oh-so-overwhelming box that asks for your “intended major.” As an unsure seventeen year old, I app...