College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘20
BS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am an undergraduate Electrical Engineering Student at the University of Southern California. I am a drummer in the marching band and a Viterbi Undergraduate Fellow as well as an Engineering Honors Student.
From: Redmond , Washington
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: USC, Rice, Cal Poly, UCSD, UCSB, Washington, Case, UMich, Illinois, Northwestern, Arizona State
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Portuguese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2110
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field, Martial Arts
Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Band
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College Application Essays

Music is never the same. Performing a style that is so dependent on what others around you create develops a form of music that evolves into a different direction every time. Subtleties disregarded by the common listener are enlarged and used as motives for solos. A 'daht' here becomes a 'doo-dit' there; evolving further as the interaction between a soloist and the rhythm section deepens. Throughout all this, the strong connection between the soloist and the rhythm section is most...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Describe a non-academic pursuit that best illustrates who you are and what is important to you. For the past 12 years I have been training in taekwondo and have achieved the rank of second degree black belt. This sport has been transformative since I have established a personal connection with the people who also train at my martial arts school. I have become very disciplined and have learned to focus my intentions into what am I doing so that I can...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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"Please describe a time in your life (academic, co-curricular, or otherwise) where you had to collaborate to accomplish more than you could alone." In the summer prior to my freshman year, I went to Nairobi, Kenya with the organization World of Difference to build a school in a local community. At the end of two weeks, our group had rebuilt the previously one-room school, into one with six different rooms, all by hand. Had I not worked with the group,...

Additional Essay Details:
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I had a private college coach that reviewed all of my essays with me and without her I would not have had been able to write essays as well as the ones that I did. I definitely recommend having someone else read your essays for you.

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I definitely think that it is necessary to have a private counselor in order to reach your full potential. They know what the admission counselors are looking for and thus...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Become close to your teachers during the school prior to senior year and get to know them and allow them to get...

How I chose schools to apply to
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I personally really wanted a school that had a strong academic program as well as a strong music program. I wanted to go into audio engineering and it was very difficult to find a school that was very strong in Engineering as...