College Admissions Info

Samishark17
Samishark17
University of Southern California ‘18
BS, Economics, English

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

From: Huntington Beach
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Action
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Greek, French

Test Scores

2100
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2100
Other SAT Scores:
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

I have a secret I’m not supposed to tell. But I just have to. Wouldn’t you, if it was the secret to happiness? The secret to happiness is the little things: those moments you take the sum of in order to reach a greater, lovelier whole. When I think of what I’m proud of in my life, when I think of what matters most to me, what makes me smile, it’s always the little things: a...







College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
141 Words
Try and get an interview, if at all possible – either on campus or with an alumnus. Number one above all though is BE YOURSELF – your TRUE self – in your essays. The self that your friends and family see, not the stiff, robotic...





What I’d change about my application process
203 Words
1. I'd actually study for the SAT. Every time the SAT came around, I would spend the week of trying to cram for it, and it didn't work. If I could do it over, I would definitely take some time out of each day to study for the SAT (I really didn't realize how important it was until after the fact). 2....





Why I ultimately chose my school
135 Words
At the time of my decision, I narrowed down my options to my current school (USC), UCLA, and UC Berkeley. I had eliminated the other schools I was accepted into because of distance from home, cost, and opportunity/reputation. I decided...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
46 Words
If you actually want to go to USC, do a little bit of research...