College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘22
BA, Architecture

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Zany girl that loves to have fun but also get down to business.
From: Bismarck , North Dakota
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Accepted At: RPI, Macalester, U of Minnesota, Notre Dame, NDSU
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:

Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 50%
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Black Student Union, Green Club, Church, Debate Club/Team, Key Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for USC, RPI, Notre Dame, Princeton, Yale, Rice, UPenn, UVA: Challenged a belief
578 Words
Public speaking has never been my forte. Speaking, in general, has never been my forte. Part of the reason is due to my fear of public speaking; which only increased when I began high school. What also increased was my passion for justice. I am afraid of speaking out at times, but when I hear something I don’t think is right, I have to speak up. For the most part, I loved my English 11 class. The teacher was great,...

Supplemental Essay for Princeton: Unique question posed by school
653 Words
“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets It had been a little over a year since I’d truly started speaking English. I’d struggled in second grade, but now that I was in third grade, I was rocking at it. I still had trouble pronouncing new words that I’d encounter, but that’s an everyone thing. Okay, I pronounced trachea...

College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
36 Words
Do not procrastinate writing your essays. It is hard to start,...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
43 Words
I applied for several scholarships, some were specific to a school and...

My advice about getting recommenders
57 Words
Make sure to ask recommenders who know you very well and who you know very well. Inform...

Why I ultimately chose my school (USC)
160 Words
USC has been my dream school and first choice for about two years. I learned about it when I was looking for schools with the best undergraduate architecture program. And of course, USC was among those schools. I have also always wanted to live in L.A, so...

How I chose schools to apply to (USC)
225 Words
The most important factor to consider when applying to a school is the programs offered. As an architecture major, it would not make sense for me to apply to schools that don't offer an architecture program. If you don't have a specific major in mind, but know what you are possibly interested in, make sure the schools you apply to will give you a variety...