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09/04/2019

Can someone tell me some interesting details about the University of Pennsylvania Campus?

QUESTION
Can someone tell me some interesting details about the University of Pennsylvania Campus?
I’m applying to Penn, and I’ve been to the campus, but I need some more ideas concerning what to write about for their “why penn” essay.

ANSWER
As a legacy, I was able to meet with a special admissions counselor (not officer) in the Alumnae Office (yeah, I know, kind of absurd). She said very specifically NOT to write about the aesthetics of the campus.

And, frankly, you shouldn’t be applying to a school that you know so little about that you have to ask other people’s opinions. Anyways, they want to hear your voice. You have to search for specific majors, classes, programs, and professors that draw you to Penn. It’s not “Why is Penn a good school?,” but rather, “Why is Penn a good school FOR YOU?”