College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘20
BS, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Pre-Medicine Studies, Public Health, International Relations

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

University of Southern California Women's Rowing Team, Class of 2020, Global Health major with a double minor in Resistance to Genocide and Natural Sciences
From: Dallas , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Admission: Regular Decision, Recruited for Sport
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: UT Austin, Tulane, Hobart, Miami, USC, Alabama, Arizona, Texas A&M, Ohio State, U Tulsa
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1470
Highest SAT: 2100
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rowing (Crew) , Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Animal Foster Care Provider / Animal Rescue Volunteer, Gay/Straight Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, Boy/Girl Scouts, Model Congress / Model UN, Nursing Home Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Entering the off-white room tinged with the faint scent of hospital antiseptic mixed with the smell of unwashed bodies, I was astonished as rags of blood flew everywhere, and people stumbled around asking, “Hari icyo mwamarira?(Can you help me?)”. As I turned bright red and stuttered, all I could get out was a feeble “n-no”, and I continued to watch the spectacle unfold in front of me as the power went out. The woman was being cut open in...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
375 Words
I know Tulane is an excellent fit for me. It’s one of the few universities that offers a BS in public health, puts a huge emphasis on community service, has a wealth of opportunities available both academically and athletically, and has a vibrant student life. However, it was the unexpected meeting I had the day I visited campus that really sealed the deal in my mind. After I finished my tour of the school over the summer, my family...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
106 Words
Sports. I cannot emphasize this enough-- playing a sport at the collegiate level will set you so far apart from other applicants and you can even get money for doing it! The...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
62 Words
I personally did not, at my school we are each assigned one of the college counselors to work with...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
149 Words
I interviewed with both the University of Tulsa and Hobart and William Smith. Interviews can seem really intimidating at first but just remember that you are talking to a regular person! Out of the two interviews I had probably the most intimidating part was that...

Why I ultimately chose my school
136 Words
I applied to many schools and when it was finally the end and I was laying out my admissions decisions and scholarship decisions to determine the best fit for me it came down to the University of Texas at Austin and...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Don't pick something typical, be unique. Don't have the "Why Us" essay that starts with "I chose so and so school because they have my major" because that's not unique. If you visited a school and had a special interaction with a professor, or you saw one of the college's teams play somewhere and that inspired you, use those stories. Or...