College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘18
BA, Creative Writing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a student from North Aurora, Illinois
From: North Aurora , Illinois
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: USC, Northwestern
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1380
Highest SAT: 1950
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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: Some good some bad
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Improv club/team, Film, School Theater/Plays, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Achievement (MESA), Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring, Student Council / Government, Student Activities Committee, Spanish Club
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College Application Essays

606 Words
Six Words. Miles: the latchkey with snatched keys. Should God ever smite me with a massive coronary heart attack, I would hope that I materialize in heaven with a remote in hand, and a big-screen TV adjacent to my marshmallow esque heaven-couch. Should such an opportunity find me, and should this TV have the Blu-ray DVD of my life (Director’s Cut) in the disc tray, I would hit scene select so that I could watch the three defining moments...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
991 Words
My Summer Vacation During my summer vacation, I visited my seldom explored email inbox to find a message from the Harvard Undergraduate Minority Recruitment Program; I was like “what?” Obviously Harvard’s name alone is ubiquitous with higher learning, such that any American familiar with college is familiar with the iconic legacy of Harvard. More than the idea of such a prestigious institution contacting me, I was rattled by the origin of the contact. Minority. Minority. Minority. A lifetime of...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
598 Words
The familiar churning of my stomach culminated in the expulsion of my lunch into a porcelain confidant of my secrets. Again, I threw up. Honors classes refined my resilience as a person. Mental faculties of course coincide with my ability to persevere in trying times, but I truly, like most honors students of America, depend on myself for my own success. In my darkest hour, I managed to endure when I lost the only ally I was truly allotted in...

Additional Essay Details:
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My essays are in full above. I wrote them all with not a lot of care. These were flashes in the pan, so to speak. I had several topics laid out for several schools and I found interlocking topics and created multi purpose essays, but always used a personal experience and a touch of humor.

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
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The smartest thing to do is add something to your application that separates you from...

Why I declined other schools
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The only other school who accepted me was the school of Northwestern University. I got into USC and ultimately chose USC for a few reasons. The first reason was that USC is my dream school and I just couldn't say no, but that's somewhat redundant. Truthfully, as an individual who wishes to pursue Television Production and Writing, I should have picked Northwestern in a virtual sense. Northwestern admitted...