lngoma
lngoma,
USC ‘22
B.A., Architecture
Zany girl that loves to have fun but also get down to business.
Features Included
2
Essays
11
Schools
1
Scores
5
Advice
5
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Bismarck, North Dakota
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Architecture

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Personal Statement
578 Words
Challenged a belief
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,...
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Supplemental Essay: 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...
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School Specific Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
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...
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How I chose schools to apply to
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...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
36 Words
Do not procrastinate writing your essays. It is hard to start,...
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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...
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My advice about getting recommenders
57 Words
Make sure to ask recommenders who know you very well and who you know very well. Inform...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
3.57
 
Rank
Top 50%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesBlack Student Union, Green Club, Church, Debate Club/Team, Key Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Awards Received

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