gracelucille3
gracelucille3,
USC ‘20
B.A., Political Science and Government, , Public Relations
Hello! I'm an incoming freshman at the University of Southern California (live 15 minutes from campus). I'm majoring in Political Science and plan to double-major in Public Relations.
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Essays
13
Schools
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Scores
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Advice
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ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Los Angeles, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • University of California - Davis (Davis, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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A red envelope with golden Chinese characters shimmers underneath the lamp light. I open it and pull out the dollar bill. “Xīnnián kuàilè”, I say to my mom, who attempts to say it back. It’s Chinese New Year once again, and through this small gesture, I feel connected to the culture I’ve known little about. Though I am biologically Chinese, I don’t feel that my cultural identity can be described in just one word. ...
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
466 Words
Taiko is a drum that is meant to be played with earth-shaking passion. Each strike of the drum must be hit with fierce elegance and each movement of the drummer’s body must be powerfully swift. “Yo-ka-ta” and “Ta-ka-shi” have been part of my vocabulary since I was in the sixth grade, when I joined a local taiko group and discovered my affinity for Japanese drumming. Two and a half years ago, I stepped up as the leader of a...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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I want to be a “gladiator in a suit”. No, I don’t want to fight to my death or wear a tie and trousers, but like Olivia Pope in Scandal, I want to work in Washington, D.C, striving to make our country a better place. Having been the President of Key Club at my school for almost a year now, I’ve experienced American politics hands-on in addition to reading about current events in NPR articles. Though many...
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General Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Work...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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Though helpful, I could...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
11 Words
Very happy and...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
22 Words
Lehigh University- The interview went really well,...
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What set me apart from other applicants
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Leadership...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Mentioning specific programs...
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How to increase chances at my school
33 Words
SHOW INTEREST--whether it's a fly in program or interview. Everybody...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
42 Words
I chose USC over Lehigh because I realized that USC could offer me...
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How I chose schools to apply to
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I based my decision to...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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Greek life,...
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What I’d change about my application process
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I would have started writing...
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My advice about getting recommenders
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Make sure to stand out in the...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
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Apply for as many...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.20
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2130
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1480
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesKey Club, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Student Council / Government, Other Religious Affiliation
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
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Awards Received

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