kradovanic
kradovanic,
USC ‘19
B.S.
Chemical Engineering Major, Dance Minor at USC
Features Included
5
Essays
10
Schools
8
Scores
9
Advice
4
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst (Amherst, MA)
  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Stony Brook University - SUNY (Stony Brook, NY)
  • University of Maryland - Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

How I would rate the career center or my advisor
25 Words
My first-year advisor was not great. Discouraged me...
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Research, job or internship opportunities available to students at my school
52 Words
Much harder to get research than anticipated. It's hard to get a good class schedule, and...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
40 Words
Certain APs count as GE credit. If I had known this when...
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How I would describe the wider community surrounding campus
45 Words
Not as bad as people make it sound. Most of the neighborhoods within 4 blocks...
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My plans for a typical weekend
65 Words
Game Day is HUGE at USC. You don't have to get involved in it, but it makes life much more...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
102 Words
Greek Life is really popular at USC. I didn't think I would join a sorority because I thought the Greek system was shallow and arbitrary, but I gave it a shot...
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More Essays

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I am a sweatpants aficionado. Not because I am lazy, but because I am a dancer. Their accumulation in multiple drawers serves as an anthology of memories that is, quite literally, comforting. From my understanding, most people throw on their favorite pair to relax after school or work, sighing finally home. My pair of sweatpants is of a faded carbon black. The fit is remarkably streamlined, with pockets for hair elastics and elastics that tenderly hug my ankles. On the...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
249 Words
​After attending the October Information Session in Boston, Massachusetts, I felt confident that the University of Southern California would offer the optimal environment for me to study chemical engineering while actively pursuing other interests, like dance, music, and Spanish language. I have long known that a career in chemical engineering is my calling. I feel that the profession is suited to my personality type and learning style because it is hands-on and collaborative, with a focus on technology, community outreach,...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
274 Words
Prompt: Some people categorize engineers as geeks or nerds. Are you a geek, nerd, or neither? Why? (250 word limit) · Operational definitions are necessary to distinguish between “geek” and “nerd” and determine which one, if either, best aligns with my personality. As sponsored by the extremely reliable dictionary.com, my understanding of these words is as follows: · Geek: specialist in a certain subject matter · Nerd: stupid, irritating, ineffectual, or unattractive person; “a single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby” I always...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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Supplemental Essay Other
23 Words
Two questions posed by USC. Put time into your essays. These were two that I think worked and really helped me get in.
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
51 Words
I wish I had higher standardized test scores. I was really committed to dance and...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
77 Words
To get my ideas, I would go on a website that would monitor how many words you typed in a given time frame,...
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What set me apart from other applicants
111 Words
I think what set me apart wasn't my scores or grades, but it was the ability to have relatively good scores and grades while being really involved in a diverse set of extracurricular...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.31
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School High at first but got worse
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
32
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2150
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1490
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

SportsDance (Recruited)

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesTutoring/Mentoring, Spanish Club, Green Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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