How Do I Get Into The University of Pennsylvania?

Posted by Shmoop on 4/9/19 12:13 PM

Founded by none other than Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania (a.k.a UPenn or Penn) is an Ivy League school with a reputation for serious scholarship.

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If you feel like you can keep up with some of the world's brightest (and you're a Shmoop reader, so the odds are in your favor), then Penn might be the school for you. Getting into this top-dog Ivy, though, is no small feat. You're going to need smarts, writing skills, stellar extracurriculars, great relationships with your teachers, a close personal relationship with Felicity Huffman, and a beautifully designed, informative website that provides life-altering information for potential college applicants (Who? Us? Aww, don't make us blush). 


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How do I get into the University of Michigan?

Posted by Shmoop on 2/19/19 11:00 AM

So, you want to be a Wolverine. We're not talking about your favorite Canadian member of the X-Men, we're talking about getting decked out in maize and blue and pouncing about the University of Michigan. No doubt you're attracted to its topnotch academic reputation (#1 public research university in the U.S. in 2018), its location in cute-as-a-button Ann Arbor, and its legendary athletics program. Or maybe you just want to go to the same school as Madonna. (Following in her footsteps helped these people get ahead, at least). Whatever your reasons are for trading your opposable thumbs for a set of paws and claws, we are here to help you get into this legendary school.

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Topics: college, college essays, College Prep, college admissions, michigan, college application

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