College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘19
BA, Acting

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a Theatre major at the University of Southern California interested in Marketing & Public Relations.
From: New Orleans , Louisiana
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: WashU, UNC, UVA, Alabama, UGA, LSU, Fordham
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
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High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: School Theater/Plays, Community or summer theater/plays, Drama Production Crew, National Honor Society, School Choir, Hospital Volunteer
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College Application Essays

I enter Jesuit High School for the auditions for Damn Yankees, mentally running over the lines for my audition song. I keep forgetting portions of the song, and I start to sing the lyrics under my breath. From the chatter of the other actors I pick up that you can audition with any song you would like. The audition song didn’t have to be from the show. Increasingly uncomfortable with my current song, I switch songs on the spot...

Supplemental Essay for BU: Unique question posed by school
685 Words
The curtains rise, only this time our focus is on the audience rather than the play itself. Three people sit watching Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. One is from 1694, one from 1954, and one from present-day. Even though they all appear to be watching The Crucible they are actually all watching a different play. The play reveals a different “truth” to each audience member. Not only does the play have different interpretations, but it also causes different emotions in each audience ...

Supplemental Essay: Other
60 Words
Question: Pablo Picasso once said, “We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand.” Do you believe art is a lie? What kinds of truth may art (or if you prefer, fiction, music, or poetry) cause us to realize?

College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
50 Words
If you are worried about money for college, apply for scholarships and study hard for...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
82 Words
Los Angeles is a great city to be in, and USC is right in the center of it. Many students easily get internships in the...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
66 Words
At USC, students are liberal, ambitious, creative, passionate, and brilliant. They really care about social change and making the world...

How I chose schools to apply to
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When looking at different schools, I considered a large majority of factors. Firstly, I looked at the location and ranking. Available majors, diversity, scholarship opportunities, diversity,...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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The people at my school make all the difference in the world. So wherever...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I personally did not end up using a private admissions counselor. I was able to do more research on my own...