College Opinions: Part Four


Photograph of one of The University of Pennsylvanias student thoroughfares. Photo by Thom Carroll /Philly Voice

Garrett Jaffe

This is the fourth article in a series interviewing current college students and past graduates, asking them about their insights and experiences in college. This series of articles aims to aid Ventura High School’s college-bound seniors. In this article, I interview Lauren Kleidermacher, a student at the University of Pennsylvania.

Q: What school do/did you go to?

A: University of Pennsylvania.

Q: What is your major?
A: Chemistry or Biology.

Q: What was your biggest surprise during your first year of college?
A: I ended up joining in sorority which I never thought I would do.

Q: What advice would you give to seniors that are attending college next year?
A: Try new things and push yourself out of your comfort zone. This leads to many new experiences and at college the amount of opportunities you have is amazing. I talked to my professor about research and ended up getting a job in a lab.

Q: What do/did you like about college?

A: The people, my friends, the classes, the research and the amazing opportunities.

Q: What do you miss about high school, if anything?
A: Seeing my family all the time.

Q: What advice do you have for juniors in terms of grades and extracurriculars that want to go to college?

A: I really recommend early decisioning if you like a school and have visited. It really increases your chances of getting. Besides that just work hard!

Q: Are you planning on majoring on anything, if so what is it?
A: Chemistry or biology.

Q: What are you thinking you want to do after college?
A: Medical school.

Q: Any final words of wisdom?
A: Just be yourself!

Acceptance Statistics for The University of Pennsylvania. Source: Thought Co.