College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘18
BA, Film and Video Studies, Cognitive Science

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

First an actress, then a filmmaker, always an opportunist. I'll take an chance I get!
From: STATEN ISLAND , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Georgetown, USC, Wesleyan
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Japanese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1440
Highest SAT: 2050
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Magnet
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Film
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College Application Essays

I have seen life through three different lenses. The first fragile layer of glass was an easily-stained surface that I trusted to show me what the world really was. I would watch my favorite Disney Princesses being serenaded by the ideal prince and believe whatever they had was key. I would see that my friends liked the same Disney Princesses and tried so hard to be like them, and I began to think I should too. The women of my...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
258 Words
For Georgetown SLS - My enthusiasm for change has always been channeled towards my peers. I remain passionate in educating my age grade on how the decisions made from politicians to school principals will have consequences for years to come, and how much power my peers wield when those decisions are to be made. From planning New York’s first Youth-Led Mayoral Debate, holding policy briefings focused on youth with political candidates, even educating my classmates on political action, I...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
438 Words
For USC Crit Studies Program - As the credits fade out, I sit, finishing up the last braid of my hair, or waiting for my horrible excuse for polished nails to dry up. I immediately pull up my iMDb and scroll through the trivia and goofs. Whether I have just finished Battle Royale or my third viewing of The Pianist, I still manage to take something new away. One would think that sitting on the floor next to a ravaged...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
317 Words
For UCLA - If somebody caught me working on a film set or coordinating a show, they would find me in my most focused, precise, hardworking manner. If that same person caught me on the 6:40 ferry to Manhattan on my way to school, they would find a jovial, animated, loony character trying to cheer her friends up for another day of arduous work. My flexibility of character is extremely precious to me. I have found that although the two characteristics,...

Additional Essay Details:
27 Words
Georgetown and UCLA had VERY variant essay requirments, and also, were seperate from the Common App. I applied to Georgetown SLS (accepeted) and UCLA's film school (rejected).

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
158 Words
I'm really good friends with one of the admission counselors, who I first met when he came to my high school for one of those college visit things. I had known that USC was my dream school for a few months at that point, and had sent...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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With USC, I knew everything, *everything* there was to know about the campus and its school spirit. I knew...