eckert13
eckert13,
USC ‘18
B.A., Political Science and Government
I'm a freshmen at the University of Southern California studying Political Science!
Features Included
3
Essays
10
Schools
16
Scores
2
Advice
5
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Reno
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite 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)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
  • Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 3 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
1335 Words
Challenged a belief
I fell in love on Valentine’s Day. I was seventeen years old, a junior, and had never experienced anything like it before. It’s not what you think, though. It wasn’t one of the cliché, fleeting romances based on the overwhelming number of Hershey’s Kisses, the fluffy pink teddy bears, and the catchy slogans of Hallmark cards that generally accompany the holiday. None of these things caught my attention that day. Valentine’s Day 2013 was the day...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
112 Words
Describe yourself in three words. First Word: tenacious Second Word: quirky Third Word: compassionate Favorite food: Chai Tea and pumpkin scones (together, preferably) Favorite fictional character: Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) from Silver Linings Playbook Greatest invention of all time: written languages What do you like to do for fun? read/write poetry; listen to/play music; ski; surf; rock climb; travel Role model: my group facilitator from HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership) Favorite book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Best...
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Additional Essay Details
1034 Words
My biggest piece of advice when applying to competitive schools is to come up with something original and fun to write about. The hardest essays to write in an original way for me were the ones about "why ___ school?" Here is my "Why UPenn?" essay... When I visit the University of Pennsylvania, the first place that I hope to go is the Institute of Contemporary Art. No, I don’t plan to study anything art-related. So then why, you may...
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
110 Words
I didn't use a college coach and am actually very glad I didn't. A lot of my friends that did have college coaches seemed to actually be more stressed out than those that...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
122 Words
One of the first things people ask me about when I say I go to USC is if it's safe. USC's location has a bad reputation because it is located in South Central LA. I know that...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.4
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2200
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1510
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsVolleyball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Student Council / Government, Political Campaign
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
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