gwassef
gwassef,
USC ‘17
B.S., Neuroscience
Female, Second Year at University of Southern California
Features Included
2
Essays
8
Schools
10
Scores
7
Advice
4
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Chicago, Illinois
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Arabic, Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Neuroscience

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Being dropped into an unknown world can lead to unexpected possibilities. Being asked to discover one’s true self in a limited amount of time and make crucial decisions that could decide an entire future is not a simple task. Alice fell into Wonderland as a girl who had no idea who she was, where she was, or what she wanted. As she traveled through the alien land of Wonderland, she was faced with tasks that she never imagined she...
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Additional Essay Details
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I chose the "fictional character or someone that influenced your life" topic on the common application.
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General Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
77 Words
I chose schools to apply to based on where I thought I would get in. I chose a few safety schools, meaning I...
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How to increase chances at my school
49 Words
Be unique. Be interesting. Be yourself. Schools look to enhance their student population, so you...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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Club...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
47 Words
Internships and jobs. Traveling as well, especially out of the country. Anything that will...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
136 Words
I am honestly so proud of the culture at my school. We are a diverse, accepting, passionate group of individuals working towards our goals. Everyone is special and talented in some way, kind, understanding, funny, tolerant, and curious. Everyone is there...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
73 Words
Talk about the students and the feeling you got when you visited. I told them that USC felt like home to me.....
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What set me apart from other applicants
33 Words
I would say my essay. The fact that I had...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.6
(no specification of weighting)
High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2030
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1430
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsVolleyball, Softball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesModel Congress / Model UN, Hospital Volunteer, Academic Decathlon, Homecoming committee

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences

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