College Admissions Info

KristenF
KristenF
University of Southern California ‘20
BS, Medicine and Medical Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi guys! I am incoming freshman at USC and I'm here to help with the college process! I am from Memphis, Tennessee and I come from a lower income family but was successful in getting into a top tier college.
From: Memphis , Tennessee
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: USC, U San Fran, UCSD, UCSB, Tampa, Miami, NSU, XULA, CBU, Memphis, Tennessee, Rhodes, Spelman
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: English

Test Scores

1540
SAT
27
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1120
Highest SAT: 1540
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High School Performance

4.44
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Choir, Community Cleanup / Service, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

From the moment I was young I always had high aspirations. I suppose you could say I wasn't your average kid. Most kids my age were outside playing games and riding bikes. But me, I was different. I was curious and always up for learning something new. I wanted to know what made things work, how they worked, and what things meant. Whenever I asked my grandmother for answers, she’d always tell me to find them myself. That's when...











Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
598 Words
My mother once told me that life will throw you into an obstacle course. She said there was no way around it. Her only advice was that you must run it, jump it, climb it, finish it. At that point I didn't know what she was talking about. It didn't make sense. But in 10th grade my obstacle course, and I was not ready for it. In 10th grade I decided to do track. I had no previous athletic experience....









Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
218 Words
I come from small world. I have a small family and it’s usually just me and my mother. The schools I have attended have also been small. For example, my current Senior class only contains 43 students. But coming from a small world had led me to big dreams. Growing up in Memphis, I noticed that a lot of the kids around me were engaging in violence and bad behavior. There were also not many people I knew who went...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
107 Words
A good topic to say why you chose a school is their oportunties. Be clear and honest as to what about the school caught your attention. This is where you address you admiration for the school. I wrote one the university of Tennessee. It reads as follows : "I am interested in attending the University of Tennessee because it's a very academic rich school. It's has an incredible science program and center that I am interested in. Also I have been...



Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
22 Words
You can never go wrong with telling a funny (but true) story that happened to you that changed your view on something.

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
27 Words
You can talk about how your ethnicity, race, or nationality has affected your education. You can also talk about they neighborhood or city that've you come from.

Supplemental Essay: Explaining low grades/scores
17 Words
If you were facing any challenges this is where you explain how you were affected by it.

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
54 Words
Any personal statement should come straight for the heart and reveal who you truly are as a person. If asking about yourself, make sure to highlight your best qualities and show them off. For USC I was just asked a bunch of questions on things I like like favorite tv, movie, and book.

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
130 Words
A lot of colleges will ask you why you chose your major. This is where you go in depth about what sparked your interest in the subject. I was asked about my favorite extra curricular activity and this is what I said. It reads as follows :"I am an active volunteer for the Women's Heart Association. For years I have been going out to various health cares around my city to help educate other women about the dangers that persist...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
110 Words
Unique questions are generally questions that are about about a specific subject. Stick to talking about that subject and don't stray from it. This subject concerned my plans for USC and this is what I said. "My first choice major is Health and Humanity with an emphasis on Pre- Med. My academic interests include studying biology and chemistry. I plan on pursing my studies by working hard in all my classes. I plan on engaging in medical research at USC...



Additional Essay Details:
36 Words
The 1st three are essays that I submitted in all my college applications. I wrote my essays with the idea of telling a story. I wanted the readers to know about the obstacles that I faced.

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
27 Words
I chose my school because it's in a...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
21 Words
USC has over 800 organizations to be...





What I’d change about my application process
37 Words
I would change the amount of school I applied to. It...





Why I declined other schools
13 Words
I declined other school...





How to increase chances at my school
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Joining clubs...





My advice about getting recommenders
35 Words
A recommender should be a teacher who you were on good...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
37 Words
A good topic to say why you chose a school is...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
54 Words
My advice is to always apply for as many scholarships as you can. You want to...





Post-college plans
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My post undergraduate...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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They are...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
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I like that my school is in a big city because the...





What set me apart from other applicants
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What I believe set me apart from...





How I chose schools to apply to
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I chose what schools to...





How I chose schools to apply to
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I applied to...





How I chose schools to apply to
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I picked the school...