College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘14
BS, Chinese Language and Literature, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operations, Education Studies and Research

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Recent USC graduate, interested in edtech
From: Kemah , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UT Austin, U of Houston
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Choir, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), National Honor Society, Disaster relief, Student Council / Government, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

Time could not move any slower. Pencils dragged in midair and sounds muddled into mush. I waddled through the knee-deep waters of Junior Kumon. Suddenly, the door slammed. Breeze was in the room. Breeze had not always been in the room. I had only worked at Kumon for four months and most students could read their classwork with little help. However, I had a few challenging students with whom I was fully engaged. But then Breeze arrived. She was shaking...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
410 Words
No one knows how to pronounce my last name. Some call it “Yoo-ong,” others “Ooo-ong.” But for my family, it is “Wong.” My grandfather carried this last name from China to Vietnam. My father then took it to sea with him as a refugee from the Vietnam War. Everyday, he tells me I am very lucky to be an American, with a roof over my head and enough food to eat. My parents told endless tales about how they overcame...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
197 Words
Researching early is key, I started in November when most students were still applying to schools. Since I finished my college applications by September, I reused and recycled the content for my scholarship applications. I also Google'ed every characteristic that could make me eligible for a scholarship (i.e. women, Asian American, applying to private university, studying business, etc)....