College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘17
BS, Neuroscience

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Female, Second Year at University of Southern California
From: Chicago , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Notre Dame, St. Louis U, Northwestern, Illinois, BU, Miami
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Arabic, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1430
Highest SAT: 2030
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball, Softball
Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Hospital Volunteer, Academic Decathlon, Homecoming committee
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College Application Essays

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...

Additional Essay Details:
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I chose the "fictional character or someone that influenced your life" topic on the common application.

College 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...

How to increase chances at my school
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Be unique. Be interesting. Be yourself. Schools look to enhance their student population, so you...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Internships and jobs. Traveling as well, especially out of the country. Anything that will...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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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...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Talk about the students and the feeling you got when you visited. I told them that USC felt like home to me.....

What set me apart from other applicants
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I would say my essay. The fact that I had...