College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘20
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Passionate Debater and Language Learner Living in Los Angeles
From: Beavercreek , Ohio
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: Northeastern, Rochester, U of Minnesota, Miami OH
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Withdrew From:

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1440
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
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Academic Performance in High School: High at first but got worse

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, Volunteer Coach, French Club, Model Congress / Model UN, Political Campaign, School Band, School Theater/Plays
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for USC, UPenn, Columbia, Cornell, Northwestern, Tufts, UMich, WashU, UChicago, Northeastern, Rochester, Miami OH: Creative personal story, Transition to adulthood
681 Words
Cinderella is a weird concept. The fact that something so old and so outdated could have barely lived past its prime to become something that brightens up my Saturday nights bemuses me. The music isn’t great, but it puts a smile on both my father’s and my own face. However, when it comes down to it, I was born to be a Whitesnake fan, and my unpopular opinion is that Gene Simmons from Kiss is actually incredibly creepy. ...

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
163 Words
I was deferred from my dream school, University of Pennsylvania. As you can see, I didn't get accepted, but I do know exactly why. First, what I did right. Send in anything that you've done in the meantime. After sending in my application, I had started my internship in...

How I chose schools to apply to
151 Words
Don't be afraid to increase your choices. Before sending in my last application, I had been to the west coast a total of one time to San Deigo for my speech at the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages. I thought it was kind of...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
179 Words
1. When the school says they have a low faculty to student ratio, they really mean it. The average amount of students in all of my classes is 11, and my largest class of 190 students has a small 20 person discussion to ensure you understand the material. 2. IT'S NOT SCARY HERE. Anyone who looks at you and...