USC ‘20
B.A., Economics
I'm from Central California and I honestly do not know entirely what I want to do with my life. I'm an undergraduate at USC studying Economics and hoping to soon pick up a second major.
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Hometown Riverbank, California
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Sibling

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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When I first offered to drive my friend Josh home, he reluctantly asked me to make a promise, so I did. “Promise not to judge me,” he insisted, his eyes wandering toward the ground, his face doing its best to avoid visible embarrassment. After reassuring him that I wouldn’t, we got in my car and he began navigating. As he laid out our route, the reasons behind his embarrassment became clearer; in a town notorious for car theft and...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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Before I joined leadership my sophomore year, I hadn’t truly found my niche. Growing up, I had always found struggle in fitting in and feeling accepted amongst others. I had conditioned myself to believe that I wasn’t worth anyone else’s time. I thought that I was destined for an unfulfilled high school experience, and joining this class was my last-ditch effort to make something out of my next few years. What I didn’t know prior to...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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My experiences in leadership have led me to discover that I am a people person. I genuinely enjoy surrounding myself with people, and I especially enjoy helping others. My first-choice major, economics, is a medium through which I can change others’ lives for the better. With an undergraduate degree in economics, it is my ultimate goal to go to law school and become a lawyer, so I can use my voice to represent the voiceless. Studying at Dornsife will provide...
Additional Essay Details
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I reworked these essays about 5 times a piece before I was happy with the way they came out. In retrospect I could have written much better, more effective essays but I got in so no worries!

General Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
136 Words
This might seem like common knowledge but I feel as if a lot of people go about this incorrectly. Look up as much information about your college as possible when faced with questions like these! Colleges like to get a feel...
What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
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We have a GE core that prides itself in making sure students are well-rounded...
What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
169 Words
USC gets a bad rap for being in Southwestern Los Angeles, an area known to be slummish. Rest assured, our campus is one of the safest campuses in the nation. We have our own police department comprised of over 500 staffers who work 24/7, surveying both the campus itself and the radius surrounding...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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If you're looking into grad school, USC is a great school to go to for an undergrad. We are a top-tier research university that offers research opportunities to students...
Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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There exists no such thing as applying for too many scholarships, both for USC and for local and national organizations....

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
Top 5%
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

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ACT Prep
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Converted SAT Score1490
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores


SportsBaseball, Tennis


ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Marching Band, Math Team, Model Congress / Model UN, Marching Band, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring, Political Campaign
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