College Admissions Info

kyrara
University of Southern California, ‘20
Real Estate Development

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Hong Kong , Hong Kong
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: USC, KCL, NYU, Northeastern, UCSD, Miami, UC Irvine
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese

Test Scores

1890
SAT
29
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1340
Other SAT Scores:
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High School Performance

4.30
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Model Congress / Model UN, School Theater/Plays, World/Global Affairs Club

College Application Essays

In 1842, the sleepy village of Hong Kong came under the rule of Britain. The Qing Dynasty lost the Opium War and signed two unequal treaties, which included Nanjing Treaty and Convention of Peking. Britain ruled Hong Kong more than one century, but returned Hong Kong to China in 1997. With that hundred year of history, a whole new group was created – Hong Kongers. They do not really have a country. Technically, they are neither Chinese nor British, but that space between...







Supplemental Essay: Time off from school
269 Words
USC students are known to be involved. Briefly describe a non-academic pursuit (such as service to community or family, a club or sport, or work, etc.,) that best illustrates who you are, and why it is important to you. (250 word limit) I remembered a saying from a movie that Nepal was where you could find happiness. Right then, I was not sure. We walked to the school to volunteer. I looked around. Even after the devastating earthquake, people still managed...





Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
272 Words
Describe your academic interests and how you plan to pursue them at USC. Please feel free to address your first- and second-choice major selections (250 word limit). My interest in the real estate market and management was honed early on by witnessing my father. He is an entrepreneur. I have always admired him for starting his own business manufacturing electronics devices. His company ran smoothly until the financial crisis of 2008. His real estate interests saved his company. He switched from electronic...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
377 Words
Why NYU? (400 word maximum) The dazzling billboard lights, mobile yellow cabs and hasty footsteps describe my surroundings. I am standing in the center of the famous Times Square of New York City. The vibrant characteristics of this city have always captivated me. It reminds me of my home in Hong Kong, but with a little twist. People here are more diverse. Hearing people speaking in their native tongues when I walk down the street is not bizarre. New York University...







Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
586 Words
UCAS Personal Statement My interest in business management was honed early on by witnessing my father. He is an entrepreneur. I have always admired him for starting his own business manufacturing electronics devices. His company ran smoothly until the financial crisis of 2008. His new way on managing the employees made his company more efficient and thus saved his business. I witnessed his determination and in a fast paced urban environment. I am determined to learn more about business management and...









College Admissions Advice

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