College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘18

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays
  • 9 advice topics

Student Background

I am currently a sophomore undergraduate at the University of Southern California. I am pre-med and am extremely passionate about advising others, and have a vast amount of advice to give. I future applicants to learn from my mistakes to be accepted!
From: Chapel Hill
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: SMU, Tufts, USC, BU, Northeastern, Villanova
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1450
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Special Olympics
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Bizarre talent, Reaching a goal
653 Words
Learning how to unicycle was an impulsive decision that blossomed into much more than an unconventional hobby. My journey began on a mild Christmas morning. I awoke and walked eagerly downstairs only to see an oversized package waiting for me. Adhering to my traditional system, I opened the biggest present last, all the while unbearably anxious to see what sat inside. I tore the wrapping off only to see a bright green unicycle. Naturally, I hurried outside to give it...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
150 Words
Soccer is what’s left when the walls of society come tumbling down. Unlike you or me, soccer speaks no language nor has a nationality. Soccer understands each tongue that ripples the air. Soccer belongs to no country, as it is universal. Perhaps that’s why I find the beautiful game so appealing. Soccer is my escape from the limiting nature of the world. Let’s face it, despite years of progress, we are still a people divided. The loud...

Supplemental Essay:
146 Words
I have a passion for psychology and the goal of becoming a doctor. Perhaps it was the confusing psychological conversations between my brother and father, both psychology majors, that initially sparked my interest in the brain and human behavior. What started as a desire to merely understand what they were talking about evolved into something much deeper. My current study of the mind in AP Psychology provides me a taste of what I want to learn in college. My interest...

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
19 Words
Sports are a way of life...

My favorite course thus far, and why
25 Words
Developmental Psychology. The take away from this course...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
17 Words
Scholarly, skillful, courageous, faithful, ambitious....

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
12 Words
There are a surprising...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
28 Words
You will meet some of the best people...

What I’d change about my application process
57 Words
Follow the middle path. Make sure you are being are not being too ambitious nor selling yourself...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Show the schools that you are well rounded. Spend at least one...

How to increase chances at my school
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If you are absolutely...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Do not be generic. Keep in mind the...