College Admissions Info

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University of Southern California ‘19
BA, Neuroscience

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Pre-med student at USC, majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Theatre. In the free time I don't have, I compete on USC's Cheer team, and am more than happy to answer any of your questions about the application process!
From: Miami Beach , Florida
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: BU, Fordham, NYU, UC Berkeley, UCSD, UCLA, Florida
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: English

Test Scores

2170
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1500
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Magnet
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cheer/Spirit Squad, Gymnastics
Extracurricular Activities: School theater/plays, Model Congress / Model UN, Hospital Volunteer

College Application Essays

Personal Statement : Creative personal story
656 Words
Fourteen different schools scattered across the globe and still I must ready myself for the inevitable interrogation that commences on the first day of nearly every school year. If you want to know my name, sure, I can answer that in a heartbeat, but you better be ready to take out a pen, and scrawl down the jumbled, mismatched letters that leave you wondering where on God's green Earth I'm from. After all, S-A-M-H-A-O-I-R doesn't dance quite so lithely on...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
204 Words
Question: USC (University of Southern California) students are known to be involved. Brie fly 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. I am an acrobat: the epitome of human grace and beauty. Too bad I can't seem to walk up a flight of stairs without falling flat on my face. For most gymnasts, free runners, cheerleaders...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
115 Words
Question: Which aspects of Tufts’ curriculum or undergraduate experience prompt your application? In short: “Why Tufts?” Jumbos are among the most culturally and internationally educated (not to mention, wonderfully nerdy) humans in the country, if not world. But what really sets me over the edge is the familiar passion that radiates from Tufts’ eclectic student body in every facet of campus life, ranging from IGL’s EPIIC program to Tufts’ Jumbo-run Pen Paint & Pretzels. As a theatre kid and International...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
230 Words
Specific to Bryn Mawr College (excerpt from essay): Closely aligned with my current and past experiences, my interest in international studies is mirrored in Bryn Mawr’s global approach to education (evident in its recently-added Center for International Studies and extensive Study Abroad programs), as it emphasizes the importance of exploring the world through diverse experiences and opportunities in order to bring into sharp focus the relevance and origin of unique perspectives. Having studied in over eight countries and six...





College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
405 Words
A lot of students tend to underestimate just how important teacher recommendations are...they are among the most important parts of your application. Regardless of how strong of an applicant you appear to be from your materials, colleges will almost always look to your teachers to second what you have to say about yourself. For example, if you claim that you're a huge history buff, but your teacher rates you as only average, you won't appear very favorably to colleges. One question that tends to come up a lot is usually whether students should ask a teacher known as a...









What I’d change about my application process
128 Words
I definitely would have gotten an earlier start on college applications. The deadlines come a lot faster than you'd think, and it becomes increasingly stressful as those deadlines begin to rapidly approach. I spent my entire winter break ...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
419 Words
Make sure you go beyond location and other superficial elements that might seem obvious. Really dig deep, and find specific aspects of the school to mention in your essay. It should ideally be 70% about the school's specifics and 30% about how those specifics apply to you. Below is an example of my "Why" essay for Tufts: Jumbos are among the most culturally and internationally educated (not to mention, wonderfully nerdy) humans in the country, if not world. But what really sets me over the edge is the familiar passion that radiates from Tufts’ eclectic student body in every facet of campus...









Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
46 Words
If you can afford it, or get Pro Bono counseling, I certainly think it...





How I chose schools to apply to
56 Words
Location was a huge determining factor for me. I applied to schools located in big cities, primarily...