College Admissions Info
University of Southern California, ‘18
BS, Computer Science

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Personal statement
  • 3 supplemental essays
  • 1 advice topics

Student Background

From: New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Cornell, UC Berkeley, UMich
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Bengali, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2210
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

None reported

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Interest in tech/engineering
721 Words
A nerd is typically defined as a socially impaired and studious intellectual. On the other hand, a geek is viewed as an enthusiast of a particular topic or field who is also socially awkward. Which one am I? I have to confess: I am a geek. Not exactly one that conforms to the stereotypical definition, but one that is as shy as a mouse, yet as eager as a lion hunting its prey. Though I am a bit quirky, I...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
16 Words
Some people categorize engineers as geeks or nerds. Are you a geek, nerd, or neither? Why?

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
12 Words
How do you plan to use your engineering degree to benefit society?

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
25 Words
Describe your academic interests and how you plan to pursue them at USC. Please feel free to address your first and second choice major selections.

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
696 Words
Find out early on what sparks your interest and stick with it. Demonstrate leadership. If you have the opportunity and drive to be the captain of a sports team, president of a club or editor of the school newspaper, seize the opportunity. Colleges like responsible leaders who earn the respect of their peers. An after–school job shows maturity. Don't fret if an after-school job prevents you from participating in extracurriculars. If you have to work so that your family can make ends meet, be sure the colleges you apply to understand that. Helping to support a family is a...