MilesWoods
MilesWoods,
USC ‘18
B.A., Creative Writing
I'm a student from North Aurora, Illinois
Features Included
4
Essays
8
Schools
10
Scores
2
Advice
11
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown North Aurora, Illinois
GenderMale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Creative Writing

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
606 Words
Childhood memory, Issue of personal significance
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...
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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...
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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...
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Additional Essay Details
55 Words
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.
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General Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
51 Words
The smartest thing to do is add something to your application that separates you from...
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Why I declined other schools
226 Words
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...
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High School Performance

GPA
4
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1950
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1380
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesImprov 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
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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