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Upenn undergrad admission

NCHARINCHARI 3 replies6 discussions
How much does having 2 cousins attend help with undergraduate admission?

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  • kradzzzzzkradzzzzz 2 replies1 discussions
    most likely not at all. if it is going to help you, it will barely help you. the legacies that actually matter when applying is parents & grandparents... not even brother/sister
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  • PoemePoeme 7 replies0 discussions New Member
    Actually having siblings who have attended Penn does give you an edge in admissions even though being a sibling of a current Penn student or alum does not formally make you a legacy.
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  • kbolisetty23kbolisetty23 7 replies1 discussions New Member
    ^I can vouch for this based on friends/classmates' experiences.
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  • NCHARINCHARI 3 replies6 discussions
    They aren't siblings, they are two cousins who I am close too.

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  • 45 Percenter45 Percenter 11 replies0 discussions Junior Member
    If possible, mention them in one of your essays as a source of your familiarity with and preference for Penn. That's what Penn is really looking for through its legacy admissions program: people who are truly familiar with and have an affection for the school and what makes it unique, and aren't just applying to Penn as one of the generic Ivies or top schools. Keep that in mind when writing your essays, and you'll find a way to work in your cousins (even though they don't technically make you a legacy). :)
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  • NCHARINCHARI 3 replies6 discussions
    I talked to someone from admissions at Penn and they said they want familiarity too. Thanks!
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