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).