deeksha
deeksha,
USC ‘21
B.F.A., Film, Video, and Photography
USC School of Cinematic Arts student. I'm a filmmaker and love TV!
Features Included
3
Essays
12
Schools
9
Scores
6
Advice
6
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Oak Park, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.F.A. in Film, Video, and Photography

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Sibling

School Specific Essays

When I was little, I thought I was white. I was certain of it. Based on the fact that I was surrounded by white people at school, saw white people on TV, and only saw white people in my city, why would I think otherwise? The fact that I saw a brown girl looking back at me in the mirror and had an entirely Indian family did not change that. I was white. No doubt about it. That mindset lasted...
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Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
958 Words
I was one of the only 5 brown people in my school. I was the only girl in my film class with nearly 20 guys. I was the only one in my family to ever pursue film. I have always been an only. And therefore, I was always told no. No to fitting in with the white girls. No to being the director of a film. No to being allowed to follow my passion. What do you do when you continually get...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
261 Words
People look at me like I’m crazy when I say I want to possibly double major in Film Studies and Neuroscience and Behavior. I mean, it’s understandable considering I couldn’t have chosen two fields more separate from one another. But to me, the separation between the two fields is what allows them to work well together. Studying the science of the brain, helps me to be a better writer. However, studying characters and the way they think,...
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School Specific Advice

How to increase chances at my school
49 Words
Don't be scared or turned off by School of Cinematic Arts low acceptance rate. Just...
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How to increase chances at my school
125 Words
I did not think I'd get into Columbia. It was only after I got in and analyzed it did I understand why. Try to be as non conforming to stereotypes as possible. In my Columbia application, I really...
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How to increase chances at my school
30 Words
Doing the summer program at NYU Tisch significantly helped...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
35 Words
Aim to be as weird as possible. Don't try to sound...
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My advice about getting recommenders
25 Words
Don't just get recommenders who you liked having...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
53 Words
If you can, do summer programs. They're expensive but they are worth it. Not only will...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.3
 
Rank
Top 10%
 
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Low one semester/year
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSouth Asian Student Alliance, Dance, Community Cleanup / Service, Film, Model Congress / Model UN, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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