busenlen
busenlen,
USC ‘19
B.A., Acting
I am a Theatre major at the University of Southern California interested in Marketing & Public Relations.
Features Included
3
Essays
10
Schools
16
Scores
6
Advice
6
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown New Orleans, Louisiana
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
  • University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Acting

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Supplemental Essay: 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 ...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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...
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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?
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General 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...
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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...
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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...
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How I chose schools to apply to
87 Words
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,...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
47 Words
The people at my school make all the difference in the world. So wherever...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
71 Words
I personally did not end up using a private admissions counselor. I was able to do more research on my own...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.25
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
34
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2130
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1480
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Theater/Plays, Community or summer theater/plays, Drama Production Crew, National Honor Society, School Choir, Hospital Volunteer
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
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