College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘19
BA, Communication and Media Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

18, Bilingual, A French-Canadian-Portuguese-Haitian-American
From: Scottsdale , Arizona
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American, Hispanic, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Arizona State, Pacific, USC, NYU, American, CU
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, Portuguese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2120
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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, French Club, Tutoring/Mentoring, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

On December 14th, 2013, my family lost our home and everything in our possession to a fire. I would like to say that the fire is not central story to my identity, but that would be a lie. Not only did this loss occur the Saturday before my December finals, but also it irreversibly altered my entire second semester of junior year—the most important semester when applying to colleges. Many people call the situation “shocking,” but I find the word ...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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In high school, it is crucial to participate in as many internships, jobs,...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Get one teacher who knows you BEST, who's seen your best improvement, or who just really appreciates who you are beyond...

How to increase chances at my school
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Be a well-rounded individual. Try to diversify your...

How I chose schools to apply to
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Applying to schools is hard-- and its even harder to narrow down your list. And applying is extremely expensive to boot. When choosing which...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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Whenever possible, TAKE THE COLLEGE TOURS, and when possible, make them DURING THE...