College Admissions Info

University of Southern California, ‘19
BBA, Business Administration and Management, Cinematography and Video Production

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

USC Freshman- Business of Cinematic Arts Program
From: Rochester , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No, Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: USC, LMU, Miami, Syracuse, Pace
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, Community or summer theater/plays, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Theater/Plays, Key Club
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Overcoming personal struggle
636 Words
At the age of ten, my mother and I had to move across the country to a city we knew nothing about just to survive. My grandmother had done the same for the sake of her family when she came to the United States from Haiti. Even though my grandmother did not have the privilege of a formal education, she was the brightest woman I knew. She worked multiple jobs to be able to single-handedly pay for the private education...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
262 Words
Every day on my trip home from school, I feel distant as I stare at surroundings that seem so surreal: graffiti-laden walls with the phrase “R.I.P.” written on them, the woman with glassy eyes walking aimlessly through the street. All that I can think of is that these people and these signs all have a story; an untold narrative of their past that has been silenced by various societal ills such as economic inequality and gender/racial prejudices ....

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
227 Words
Acting has been an activity that has shaped who I am. Acting allows me to step outside of myself and my own problems to find a new truth. Last summer, I had the privilege of being accepted into the prestigious Geva Summer Theater Academy. There, I grew not only as an actress, but as a person. I realized how acting could bring me so close to people that seemed so different than I was. In the art of acting, there...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
265 Words
-Friendly As a USC admit, I was allowed to enter the official USC group for newly admitted Trojans. I had been in other admitted student groups before, but USC stood out amongst them all. In the USC group, everyone was super open and curious about one other. We have shared our favorite books, movies, love of Netflix and Chipotle, and distaste for Bruins. In all seriousness, the caliber of students in my class is amazing. Sub...

What set me apart from other applicants
177 Words
What set me apart was definitely my essay! Your essay is the only thing that will set you apart from the sea of test scores and GPA's that are VERY similar to yours. Admittedly, my ACT is below the admitted student profile (although my GPA falls towards the top). TEST SCORES ARE NOT...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
60 Words
The key to a great "why us" essay is specificity! If you can easily swap out one college...

My advice about getting recommenders
67 Words
Only go to teachers you adults that you know well. Do not get recommendations from those who only know you...

What I’d change about my application process
42 Words
Do not stress about it! I doubt myself throughout the application process, but...