We had the opportunity of interviewing Uday Tripathi, a student at the University of Pennsylvania about: Getting into UPenn
The President of MUSE Consulting,
The President of Engineers in Medicine,
An Engineering Teaching Assistant,
Co-Founder of Golden Gate Editing (college application consultant),
Valedictorian of his class in high school,
Scorer of 5s on all of 8 of his AP exams,
Achiever of perfect scores on three SAT subject tests,
A Merit Semifinalist,
and a Scholar Athlete.
Uday shares with us:
"I wanted to be surrounded by students who would challenge me and I thought that this was the best route for me to accomplish that."
"I think that once I got to high school and talked to friends who were older who were able to go to those schools, the process became more real and achievable to me."
Q: Has your goal always been to pursue an Ivy League school? If not, what was the turning point?
A: I think my goal was always to end up at a top private school, which included the Ivy’s but also several other top schools around the country. I wanted to be surrounded by students who would challenge me and I thought that this was the best route for me to accomplish that. I think that once I got to high school and talked to friends who were older who were able to go to those schools, the process became more real and achievable to me.
Q: What stood out to you about UPenn that attracted you to it?
A: I remember visiting Penn during my junior year of high school and I immediately fell in love with the campus - it was exactly what I wanted, a beautiful historic campus that was located in a city. After that immediate feeling, I found out about Penn’s renowned bioengineering department, which was actually the first of its kind. This lined up perfectly with what I wanted to study. Penn also encourages interdisciplinary education and as someone who tried lots of different things in high school, it was very appealing to have the ability to take classes not only in engineering, but also business classes in Wharton, healthcare classes at Penn Medicine, and law classes at Penn Law. Finally, Penn is known as the “social Ivy” in the sense that students know how to both work hard and play hard and that appealed to me. All of these factors made Penn my dream school.
Learn more about Uday and his experience on his LinkedIn account.
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