College Admissions Info

benjaloni
University of Southern California ‘20
BS, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Going to school across the country, but already feel at home. Interested in applied mathematics, physics, economics, and business.
From: Rochester , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: BU, Case, Northeastern, UMich, Stony Brook, SUNY Buffalo, USC
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

1880
SAT
33
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1340
Highest SAT: 1880
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High School Performance

3.87
GPA
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Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, School Band
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College Application Essays

On Monday, I watched my father say goodbye to his father. And that Sunday morning, for the regular mass, my father asked me to accompany him to church, as my mother had to work. I said yes-no questions asked. Sitting, my back aching from the pew, I felt myself begin to drift off, but I went through the routine. Head up, eyes open, sway back and forth. The words went through my ears, but nothing left a mark. However, peering...



Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
29 Words
I wrote about my experience playing on a very diverse sports team, and the experiences that I had, and how I took that back to a very white suburb.

Additional Essay Details:
103 Words
Many schools ask similar questions. I personally had 3 or 4 essay bases I used through my 14 applications, and adapted them to fit exactly what the schools' specific prompt was. Additionally, most schools will ask "Why us?" For each school that did, I would look on the website for the major I was applying for and find something interesting a certain professor was researching, if it was a research institution, for example, along with the basic "I love the school spirit and...



College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
164 Words
At USC, everyone is passionate about what they're doing. Every single student is looking to pursue their goals- their lifelong dreams. But they also are passionate about helping others reach their own dreams. Students are involved. From orientation, it is widely seen how every student is in any...