College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘20
BA, Economics, Physics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hello-Hello! I'm Mohammed, a freshman majoring in economics and physics at the University of Southern California. Feel free to contact me for help on applications, standardized testing, investment banking, IB or A levels!
From: , Nigeria
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: USC, Occidental, Colby, UCLA, Swarthmore, UToronto, NYU, McGill, UBC, Queen's U
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French, Yoruba

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1490
Highest SAT: 2150
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field, Soccer, Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Computer / Technology Volunteer, Model Congress / Model UN, Debate Club/Team, Student Council / Government, Charity Drive Organizing
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
645 Words
It's 6 am on Thursday and I'm half-awake in the back seat of our Toyota, my head resting on my older sister's shoulder. The faint beginnings of the sun greet the four of us as we pull out onto the highway from our neighbourhood. The roads are uncharacteristically quiet, almost eerie. We speed past skyscrapers crisscrossed by empty pavement, leaving behind the normally bustling city of Lagos I call home. When I open my eyes at the top of the hour,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
254 Words
"You'll know when you find a match because it feels like home." Home for me is where I discovered myself. It's in Lagos, where my horizons were broadened by the eclectic perspectives of my fellow Lagosians, It's in Iyara, where my cousins and I learn about our culture from my grandmother and it's at my boarding school in St. Catharines, Ontario where I experienced my first winter. Home for me is an intellectual environment where I'm free to explore the...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
549 Words
It’s Friday evening and my family is gathered in the living room catching up on the events of the week past. My thirteen-year-old self is sitting on the far left armchair as I always do, hanging back from the conversation. I’m more interested in the almost imperceptible voice of the news anchor. My attention from the program about oil dependence is snatched by the flashing headlines at the bottom of the screen; another terrorist attack in north-eastern Nigeria....

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
8 Words
High GPA,...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Intelligent, Tenacious,...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
7 Words
What's not...