College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘20
BS, Computer Engineering, Computer Software Engineering, Game and Interactive Media Design

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I like nutella, video games, getting A's, and food trucks.
From: Beaverton , Oregon
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Both Parents, Sibling, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Oregon State
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Malay/Indonesian, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2220
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, Science Club/Team, Math Team, National Honor Society, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
677 Words
A masked figure corners an innocent pedestrian in a dark alleyway. His menacing eyes are trained on the defenseless young man; he isn't bluffing. Quivering in fear, the victim frantically rifles through his pockets. You think this criminal wants money? Wrong. Imagine the look of horror on the poor lad's face as this villain starts to stuff live lobsters one-by-one into his pants. The next day, our lawless friend returns and confesses out of guilt, and his unwavering honesty moves...

Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
253 Words
I always thought of myself as a lone hero. "If you want something done right, you've got to do it yourself," was my motto. Out of nowhere in the seventh grade, a mission surfaced on my radar: designing a Japanese banner from scratch. Never before had I encountered a mission of such high artistic magnitude. The only artistic superpowers I had were in origami, but who would use origami on a Japanese banner? Desperate, I had no choice but to...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
262 Words
I adore scientific experiments, where small "strokes of the wand" can yield an infinite array of possibilities. My voracious appetite for discovery, a defiance against rationality, thrives off the truth that infinite possibilities inherently exist in anything, no matter how small. Big things truly come from small packages: a principle that expands my thirst for curiosity. As I conducted experiments in the classroom, I was also performing magic. One Mento dropped into a cylinder of coke, along with a dash...

Additional Essay Details:
223 Words
- Funny story: I decided to change my personal statement last minute to the rest of my colleges I applied to, and I got either waitlisted or rejected from them (I realized later how crappy my new one really was). Never second guess yourself when writing essays! Be confident in what you write about! -Colleges typically like to hear really interesting or extremely ordinary occurrences/anecdotes uniquely connected to your aspirations, core values, or what defines you. You don't need...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
55 Words
(This is for my High School) -More academic opportunities. What's weird is that my school...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
21 Words
-Basically all the cinematic arts/creative...

What I’d change about my application process
80 Words
This goes back probably all the way to middle school, but finding a PASSION for myself and working towards it to achieve an unexplainable...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
44 Words
High School: Research, Internships, starting a business, learning new skills College: Same as...

How to increase chances at my school
65 Words
-Be an entrepreneur or showcase your ability to think about new ideas and/or reach out to your community...