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cbridge,
USC ‘15
B.S., Economics, , Computer Science, , Chemistry
I went to a small private school in Reedley, CA. While my school may not have had the most prestigious or rigorous courses, explaining how I took advantage of all the opportunities provided to me during my time there helped a great deal.
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Essays
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Schools
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Scores
2
Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Fresno, California
GenderMale
EthnicityNative Hawaiian / Pacific Islander, White Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
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)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
533 Words
Embracing your heritage, Work experience
The word “drive” has many meanings. It can be used to describe determination, will, what pushes someone to keep striving towards a goal. It can also be an action. The act of controlling a vehicle. This single word defines not only my experience, but how that experience has molded me into the person I am today. For the last 7 years I have been working for my grandfather's agriculture business- Liebelt, Inc- which specializes in orchard and vineyard removal. This...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
504 Words
Essay I helped write for someone who was transferring into USC: I intend to major in Chemistry at the University of California. My first exposure to the subject came when I took my first Chem class during my sophomore year of high school. Part of what initially attracted me to the subject was the difficulty. Being able to comprehend material that many found difficult felt like speaking a secret language that only a select few could understand. This interest continued...
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Additional Essay Details
5 Words
Why I chose my major
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General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
49 Words
USC does a fantastic job of allowing their undergrads to pursue all of their interests....
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How to increase chances at my school
819 Words
For personal statements: The people reading your applications are much more interested in your intellectual or professional development than in your personal development. This certainly does not mean that you need to write an impersonal essay - you should write in the first person, and what you write should be an essay that another applicant could not write. But generally if you write about your own life story it should be because it is particularly unusual and relevant to what you will be doing in graduate school. Your aim is to convince those reading your application that you are prepared...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.8
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypeReligious
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved

Test Scores

Highest ACT
10
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
1770
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1270
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsTennis

Extracurriculars

Experience & Awards

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