College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘20
BFA, Film and Video Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

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.
From: Shanghai, China , Oregon
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Accepted At: CU, Emerson, U Oregon
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1370
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: International
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Softball
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement for USC, CU, Emerson, LMU: Family member’s disability
627 Words
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...

Supplemental Essay for CU: “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...

College 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...