College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘20

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Freshman at USC
From: Chicago , Illinois
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: USC, Illinois, UT Austin, Miami
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 25%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Overcoming personal struggle
655 Words
Every other week, my talent gets seen by 2,000 people. If you would have told me this fact a few years ago, I would have guessed it was because I was scoring goals on the soccer field or I was the starting point guard of the basketball team. Growing up, I spent many years being dragged around to my siblings’ sporting events. I sat on the sidelines and watched them succeed athletically over and over again; therefore, when I entered high...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
256 Words
As a producer and anchor of my school’s TV news show, I am interested in continuing broadcast journalism in college. Due to this interest, this past summer I elected to take a college level course at USC called “News Reporting in the Digital Age.” Right away, all the incredible people, resources, and opportunities that are available at USC captivated me and solidified my desire to study broadcast journalism at Annenberg. Nationally ranked, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
321 Words
I walked into the classroom expecting the worse. I pictured it like the movies; kids on their cellphones, the teacher’s words being ignored, and unmotivated students. I immediately regretted my choice. Let’s back up first. I was chosen to be a peer tutor in our school’s academic resource center during my junior year due to my strong academic record. I was excited by this opportunity, as it would give me a chance to help other students, something...

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