madiboll
madiboll,
USC ‘20
B.F.A., Film and Video Studies
Hi! My name is Madison Boll. I grew up in China and graduated in Thailand. I have attended rigorous international schools my entire life. Next year I will attend USC's school of Cinematic Arts, the top film school in the country.
Features Included
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Essays
6
Schools
9
Scores
1
Advice
0
ECs
4
Sports

Background

Hometown Shanghai, China, Oregon
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Emerson College (Boston, MA)
  • University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
  • Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.F.A. in Film and Video Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
627 Words
Family member’s disability
I barely open my door before I hear the high pitched squeal of a red puppet on the television. “Welcome to Elmo’s world!” the program begins as I walk through the door, exhausted from a long soccer practice. I turn to see my younger brother shouting and clapping, thrilled at the red puppet on the screen. The sounds are overwhelming but such cacophony is common in my home. It’s been this way for eleven years, since my brother...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
210 Words
The most difficult question I have to answer is one that the average individual can express without thinking. The words, “Where are you from?” send a rush of anxiety through my body. Should I answer the United States? I am a citizen of the august nation, but lived there for just four years. Should I answer China? I grew up in Shanghai, and speak Mandarin fluently. But I resided there always a foreigner; never able to fully break through the...
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School Specific Advice

More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
100 Words
I ultimately chose University of Southern California for several reasons. The first being that it is home to the top film program in the nation and I wanted the opportunity...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.1
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypeInternational
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1940
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1370
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsBasketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Softball

Extracurriculars

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers

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