College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘16
BBA, Business Administration and Management, International Business

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Arcadia , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision, Transfer
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UCSD
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1210
Highest SAT: 1680

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cheer/Spirit Squad
Extracurricular Activities: American Cancer Society, Community Cleanup / Service, Big Brother/Big Sister, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
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College Application Essays

“I have to go.” “Wait let me see your wallet,” my father urges before I skirt out the door. He opens the leather pouch and to his dismay it is empty. He refills it with cash from his own tearing wallet and lets me run off. Without hesitation, he will clear out his own wallet and fill mine because he doesn’t want me to feel the same bare pockets he carried around Iran. The trials and persecution he confronted...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
575 Words
“Ciara! This beat is automatic, supersonic, hypnotic, funky fresh!” I sang and flung my arms in the air pointing to five-year-old Ciara. Ciara was a native who lived in Anse La Raye, a small fishing village in the country of St. Lucia. At every service trip with Generation Peace Academy, Ciara would visit our worksite beaming with a gap-toothed smirk. I knew exactly what she was up to. She watched carefully as I fervently scraped the peeling brown and yellow...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
366 Words
During my gap year on Generation Peace Academy, I spent 6 months interning at the Unification Church Lifestyle Magazine. Working in a public relations office, I quickly adapted to the fast paced lifestyle customary to those living in the heart of Manhattan. Formerly a newspaper, our team pioneered a new form of publication, developing layouts, themes, interviews, and stories. I was unlocking my potential, working with experienced staff and thinking creatively. Public relations and media stimulated an innovative voice within me...

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
119 Words
Upon graduating high school in 2011, I applied for Generation Peace Academy, a comprehensive one-year gap program that strives to build a better world by preparing the leaders of tomorrow. The non-profit organization includes outreach, international service...

Why I ultimately chose my school
123 Words
The reason I decided to go to USC versus UC San Diego and UC Irvine was primarily for the highly acclaimed reputation and strong alumni network. Since I am interested in business and the other schools only...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
73 Words
USC is very well known for it's strong Greek life, similar to how it's depicted in movies. But, joining a sorority or...

My advice about getting recommenders
101 Words
Ask early!! Not only should you give your teachers plenty of time to craft the best recommendation, but carefully consider which teachers you ask. If you have limited options consider...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
92 Words
I absolutely recommend taking general education courses that do not interest you at your local community college during the summer. It's usually so much easier and relaxed and...